What Shouldn’t I Buy in Bulk?
There are a lot of instances where you want to make sure that, no matter what, you’re getting just what you need in order to look at the big picture of it all. How can you be sure that you’re finding options that make sense and that are going to be useful for you in the long run? Sure, you can get shop rags in bulk, but what sorts of things should you just completely avoid getting in bulk in the first place? Here are some ideas to help you out.
Candy and other guilty pleasures – Guilty pleasures have this horrible habit of being there and tempting us to eat them.
Nuts – These go bad quicker than you realize. Now, many people keep their almonds in the fridge so they don’t go bad as quickly, but most nuts are only fresh for 3-4 months. In the fridge? 6 months tops.
Spices- These lose their flavor after awhile. So, unless you use a lot of spices, don’t buy more than maybe 6 months’ supply.
Brown Rice – White rice is fine to buy in bulk, but remember, brown rice is healthier for you. So why does it go bad so quickly? Because of why it’s better for you! There are some oils in brown rice that make it not able to sit on the shelf as long as their white counterparts.
Tilapia – Why this fish, of all the fish out there? Because for some reason, if you shop between different stores, it’s cheaper to buy this individually instead of in bulk. Many times the individual ones are fresher, too. Win-win for everyone!
Condiments – People think you go through them quickly, but sometimes, you don’t. They last about 6 months to a year and then after that, and then they start to go bad as well.