However, I also order cases from my local grocery store and shop at Costco for canned goods like pumpkin and tomato products. Purchasing in bulk is a great way to save money, reduce fuel consumption and eliminate excess packaging. Many health food stores offer a discount (usually 10% to 20%) for ordering a case! They don’t always advertise this so make sure to ask!! Many local ranchers sell a whole or half of pork, beef, or bison as well.
But what if you don’t want a case of coconut milk or an entire cow in your freezer? Consider splitting with a friend! We do this all the time- we usually just throw something up on our Facebook status and get lots of friends that want in on it! We all save money, significantly reduce our waste and get plenty!
What will you buy in bulk and share with a friend??
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and 4 year old son. She enjoys spending time in the mountains, studying about essential oils, natural remedies and herbs, as well as upcycling/ DIY projects. Olivia’s family made the move last year towards becoming a Zero Waste household. They have gotten down to one bathroom sized trashcan a month of garbage but hope to be totally Zero Waste by the end of 2015.
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