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furrylittlecreatures Sun 26-Jul-15 14:01:56

Anyone do this? I am so sick of buying toilet rolls, washing powder etc. Does anyone buy these items in bulk. Or I was looking on ebay at buying from there. Then I wouldn't have to negotiate actually going out etc! Anyone got any hints or tips?

SavoyCabbage Sun 26-Jul-15 14:18:14

We only buy unexciting things that we can't use more of in bulk.

Toilet paper
Cling film
Dishwasher tablets
Bread flour
Pasta sauce. That sort of thing.

I learnt this after the Great Oreo Scoffing incident of 2005.

I,go to Costco. You can save a lot but it's best to go by yourself.

Also, you have to store everything too.

Clutterbugsmum Sun 26-Jul-15 15:02:40

What storage do you have. There is no point buying 200 loo rolls but not have anywhere to put them.

BitterChocolate Sun 26-Jul-15 15:06:52

grin at the Great Oreo Scoffing Incident.

The most important thing about bulk storage is that it has to be dry and with a fairly stable temperature. There's nothing worse than 144 rolls of mildewed loo rolls.

imip Sun 26-Jul-15 16:07:54

I buy the ecover toilet cleaner in bulk 5 lt containers (I know, exciting!). 4 Dc and 4 loos. I refill the containers and it lasts about a year. I also do this with dishwashing liquid. Ocado is pretty good at this. Otherwise I just buy lots of the one item when it's on sale. Storage is a little bit of an issue. But otherwise it's be too expensive to be buying it all weekly.

I wouldn't buy bulk of food, we would also have an Oreo incident, and she would be totally responsible grin

imip Sun 26-Jul-15 16:08:54

Dh would be responsible, not 'she' bloody autocorrect

Rudawakening Sun 26-Jul-15 16:15:42

We go to Costco and bulk buy toilet rolls, wash tabs, bleach, toilet cleaner, anti bac kitchen wipes. We also buy meat from there and then divide it up and freeze it, although we have a chest freezer. We bulk buy part baked baguettes £2 for about 12. They go in the freezer. Pasta, bologness sauces, tea bags and coffee all bulk bought.

There are only 2 of us but our weekly Tesco shop is usually around £30-£35 of fresh veg. With Costco once a month at about £100 and shopping we spend £250 a month at the most and eat all branded very good food.

Bulk buying will be a bit more expensive until you have built up a stash and then it gets better. I love it but you do need a lot of storage space.

furrylittlecreatures Sun 26-Jul-15 16:21:29

Yep got the storage area so no mouldy toilet rolls smile

YeOldeTrout Sun 26-Jul-15 16:42:13

We had the Great Sweets Robbery... grin

Oodear Sun 26-Jul-15 17:39:45

Just ordered a stack of kitchen rolls off group on...

yellowdaisies Tue 28-Jul-15 16:38:29

We wait til Sainsburys give us enticing offers of £12 off a £110 shop or whatever, then we stock up on household toilet rolls, shampoo, etc.

But never stock up on sweet things - too many teenagers who eat them and then blame each other, nd my detective skills aren't up to the job of finding the culpret.

4kidsandaunicorn Wed 29-Jul-15 07:28:55

Where is the best place to buy washing powder? ATM I buy a big box from Ocardo which does 100+ washes.

Tsotofamily Wed 29-Jul-15 09:45:32

Farmfoods does a big box of surf for £9.95 everywhere else I've seen it, it's been £18

Tsotofamily Wed 29-Jul-15 10:36:56

I bulk buy where I can, I set myself a weekly budget then the weeks that I'm under like this week I stock up on toiletries, cereals, squash, cleaning products etc but only stuff that's on offer. Once a month I do a farmfoods shop also on stick to budget and stock up both my freezers, get 36 toilet rolls (£7).

TheGonnagle Wed 29-Jul-15 10:39:08

Another Costco fan here. Just don't go hungry!

slippersmum Wed 29-Jul-15 17:14:42

Washing powder! 4kids. I have been trying to track some down. Found fairy (my dh has allergies) at Macro 105 washes for £15.59. But I imagine there are better deals out there? I find fairy quite expensive. How much are you paying?

4kidsandaunicorn Wed 29-Jul-15 17:27:48

I was paying about £23 for 7kg of persil, 100 washes. It was on Ocado (convenience shopping) but they don't seem to have it anymore.

£15.50 sounds better!

slippersmum Wed 29-Jul-15 18:09:55

There is an online for Makro isn't there? But wondered if you had to order masses of stuff? Convenience is a problem with saving money isn't it. I run out then grab something which is more expensive, hence my drive toward bulk!! Also so sick of buying toilet rolls. I swear they eat those too!!

Tsotofamily Sat 01-Aug-15 00:28:31

Surf 90 washes for £9.95 @ farmfoods

Tsotofamily Mon 03-Aug-15 08:58:55

I don't know if this will help anyone but groupon have Aries actilift 245 washes for £25.99

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