Why I Buy in Bulk – Interview With The Not So Simple Life in NoVa

by Merissa on November 21, 2012

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Through our Buying in Bulk series we won't just be talking about how to buy in bulk but we will also be interviewing other bloggers to find out more about real life experiences with buying in bulk and how it has impacted their families.

Today enjoy this interview with Ellen about her experience with Buying in Bulk!

1. How long have you been buying in bulk?

Ever since my children were babies, for about 16 years now.

2. What was your main reason behind starting to buy in bulk?

Diapers! With two kids in diapers at the same time, we went through them like no tomorrow. Buying the large boxes at the wholesale club just made sense.

3. What was your biggest challenge just starting out and how did you overcome it?

Space. We lived in a small town house when we first started, so having enough space to store everything was a challenge. We got very creative about storage. One thing we did was use one of those little round table tops and placed in on top of a stack of boxes and then put a table skirt over top. We had a cute side table in the living room and no one knew there were diapers under there.

4. What are your favorite stores/sources for buying in bulk?

Typically, we shop at Sam's club or BJ wholesale. We have also shopped at Amazon for bulk items.

5. In what way has buying in bulk most benefited your family?

Saving money and also have to take fewer trips per month.

6. What is your favorite item to buy in bulk?

Now that my children are no longer in diapers, I would say paper towels. Although I still buy wet wipes in bulk. We use them for everything.

Learn more about Ellen and The Not So Simple Life in NoVa:  I live on a small farm in Norther Virginia with my husband and five children. I work full time as a Project Manager and my husband and I home school our children. I started blogging as an outlet to share our experiences and what we have learned along the way. God Bless.

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