Buying in Bulk – How to Budget and Buy in Bulk

by Merissa on November 12, 2012

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Last week was the kickoff week to our series all about Buying in Bulk. I talked about why my family buys in bulk and I showed you some lists of great items to buy in bulk and bulk items that you should avoid.

This week we are talking about how to be able to afford to buy in bulk and how to plan a shopping list for your bulk shopping days. Enjoy the video!

If you can't see the video, head over to watch it here: Buying in Bulk - Budgeting for Bulk.

Later this week I will have another great interview with a blogger that buys in bulk and some printables that will help you with your bulk shopping trips!

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1 Kathy Porowski November 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Thank you so very much for taking the time to do this and to teach us!! I am learning! You are very wise for one so young!! At 47, I am sitting taking notes and trying hard to rethink and change my shopping habits!!!!


2 Jennifer Parton November 12, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I love all this great advice. The baking day info is awesome and I am so excited with this new series buying in bulk. My one question is What is a food co-op? We have a Farmers Co-op to buy feed, farm tools, etc and a homeschooling co-op where are homeschool kids take enrichment classes once a week. But I have never heard of a food Co-op. I googled Food Co-op Blount County Tn and got zilch. Could it be called something else here?


3 Merissa November 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I have a huge list of coops I’ll be posting tomorrow. Basically it’s a bulk buying club and there are various kinds. Some are Amish/Mennonite stores that carry bulk items that the store gets at a discount for buying in large quantities, or like the one I order from, Azure Standard, where you can buy regular amounts of items or you can buy them in larger quantities to get a discount, they come once a month by semi truck and I order with other families.


4 Lisa November 13, 2012 at 7:14 am

I pray the Azure Standard comes to Ohio. I have read so many posts about them from you and others.
Thank you for all you do.
I have always had a good size pantry and it is so nice to be able to go down and get whatever I need. My husband lost his job a few years ago and it was so nice to not have to worry about food and personnal items.
I am getting into canning now and am interested in any good recipes that way to stock my pantry. I want away from any processed foods.


5 Merissa November 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

Hey Lisa, search for Azure on Facebook and let them know you are interested in them coming to your area. They are always looking to expand!


6 Lisa November 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I have.
Thank you.


7 Rebecca January 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Depending where you are, there is also UNFI coop. This is what is available to us, although I would love to switch to Azure, since they have produce.


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