Best to Buy in Bulk

by Merissa on November 9, 2012

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Ever wondered what you should and shouldn't be buying in bulk? And not only that, but also wondered how long the good things to store will last?

Like we talked about in our Buying in Bulk video this week, there are definitely some foods that you should and some you for sure shouldn't buy in bulk!

I've put together this printable for you on the best foods to buy in bulk and a few things that you should avoid. I've also included how long the foods should last when they are properly stored.

Just click the link below to print the list. Post it next to your grocery list or keep it in your home management binder.

Best Foods to Buy in Bulk Printable


Best Foods to Avoid Buying in Bulk Printable

Share in the comments....what are your favorite items to buy in bulk? What stories can you share about mishaps you've had from buying in bulk?

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1 Nicole XSasserbate Guidry November 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

What are Mylar bags and where can I find them?


2 Little House on the Prairie Living November 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

You can find mylar bags and oxygen packs on Amazon. They are for very long term storage that you know you won’t be needing to open any time soon.


3 Nicole XSasserbate Guidry November 9, 2012 at 9:10 am



4 Kendra November 9, 2012 at 9:46 am

Love this!!!


5 Jennifer November 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Such great information! Thank you!


6 Bobbi Jo Nichols November 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I just love your blog and all of the wonderful information I get from it. Keep up the great work. Hugs, Bobbi Jo


7 Jean November 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

The links aren’t working for me. 🙁


8 Jean November 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

Oops. Never mind my lst comment. I saved the target to my desktop and was able to open it there. 🙂


9 Nicole G February 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I live in Illinois…about 30 minutes southwest of Chicago. Does anyone know of a good place to buy in bulk? I wouldn’t mind driving farther if it is worth the price.



10 Teresa Hoye January 3, 2014 at 8:12 am

I live in Creve Coeur, Illinois. Try Costco, Sams stores, they sell in bulk.


11 KimH January 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Im not sure why you list lentils as a grain.. they definitely are NOT! They are a legume and are a type of pea.


12 Merissa January 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

My mistake, however I still think they are an important item to stockpile.


13 Alexandra January 2, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I always stock up on cereal in August/September for the following year, I might buy some later on also but I then store it in my garage, only once has my husband complained about something tasting stale and I think it was gluten free Rice Krispies. Flour sits at my house forever because I generally don’t use regular flour but my gluten free flours are all in my freezer. Interesting on how long some things do last, I need to see about getting some of these big buckets and those bags for those things that last 3 years or so. Need to learn to can more also and figure out how I am going to store those.


14 Tameka Whipple January 3, 2014 at 6:34 am

What are Mylar bags? I have never heard of them.


15 Merissa January 3, 2014 at 7:52 am

Mylar bags are a special bag that can help preserve food for longer periods of time, especially if you use oxygen packs to remove the oxygen from inside them.


16 MarieMakesCents March 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Great printable! My husband and I are just getting into buying in bulk as a means of saving some extra money. I will have to keep the printable handy!


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