Warehouse stores like BJs and Costco are great when you have a place store all those papertowels and toilet paper or oversized packages of chicken. They tend to work well with families who have the space and the capacity to eat up all the food.
But what about if you’re single? Or you live in a small space where storage is at a premium? My husband and I do belong to our local BJ’s, but we live in a condo where we don’t have tons of space and no big freezer to accommodate our purchases. So what do we do? Easy! Divide and conquer.
My mom and I recently made a trip to BJs to stock up and we simply split up the things we bought. For example, we bought wild salmon burgers that come in a box of 10 that takes up a lot of space in the freezer. But by splitting the cost and the amount, it makes it easier for both of us to accommodate them, and makes for a part of a quick and healthy meal. We also did the same for antibiotic free chicken, soap and kleenex.
I like the idea because we’re saving money on things we typically buy and by splitting the cost, it solves the problem of space and we have fun going up and down the aisles together. And as you can imagine, I’m only focused on buying the healthy things, no foods full of sugar, salt or preservatives (more on the healthy snacks you can find it warehouse stores in another post).
Do you belong to a large warehouse store? How do you make the most of the cost savings and in what ways do you partner with friends and family to save money? In our family, it’s part of our multi-pronged strategy to save money and support a healthy lifestyle.