Last night, for the second (and probably last) time, we went to Costco to buy some household stuff, like toilet roll, in bulk in order to cut down costs.
We failed miserably… same as last time.
With the state of my bank account, I couldn’t really afford to kiss goodbye to ?90 on stuff we didn’t really need, but somehow it happened anyway. Three containers of shower gel, six cartons of cotton buds, a box of Space Raiders crisps – and I mean a box here; 48 packets, along with 48 cans of coke, 12 bottles of mineral water, the list goes on.
Okay, so we’ll use the mineral water and the coke and getting them in bulk does kind of help reduce the cost in the long term. But if our cupboard didn’t have any coke in it… and if it didn’t have any mineral water…? well, we would live, I’m pretty sure of that.
So grabbing all this stuff in the heat of the moment was a silly thing to do even if it will save us a few pounds over the span of two months. Anyhow, at least the lesson is definately learned this time – just because it’s there and it’s cheaper than normal, doesn’t mean you have to buy it.