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Over the last couple of years, and with the rise of stores like Costco, buying in bulk has become immensely popular with families, single millennials, and people in shared living spaces. Many different types of articles can be bought on bulk: food, diapers, soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies, and, yes, even laundry detergent. Buying food in bulk has a variety of benefits, and it’s easier to do than ever before. Bulk sections are springing up in most major food stores across the country and in many online sellers and retailers, like Amazon.
However, if you've ever visited Costco, you've most likely seen the dark side of buying in bulk: People can't seem to resist the four gallons of ketchup, boxes of diapers and shampoo. So how can you determine which types of articles are you actually saving on when buying in bulk, and which are a huge waste of money? Well, we recommend that you look into the shelf life of articles and then determine if you would use up the quantities you buy in bulk before the article becomes unusable or uneatable.
Taking all of this into consideration, we talk today about 4 clear benefits of buying laundry detergent in bulk for yourself or your family. Most of these benefits apply also to most cleaning supplies and soaps, since the shelf life for these articles are very long. This brings us to our first benefit:
Long Shelf Lives
Since most laundry detergents, either those laundry detergents designed for babies or just ol’ regular Tide Pods, have long shelf lives, you can buy them in bulk without having to worry if you’ll actually use them before their times are up. And since you wear clothes everyday and, more often than not, you’ll get stains or dirt on them, you’ll definitely need to constantly do laundry. There will never be a time when you’ll stop needing laundry detergent, that is assuming that you don’t use only homemade laundry detergent.
You’ll save money
It’s been proven that buying various articles in bulk can save a family up to $500 per year! It may also mean spending less time in the supermarket, which can result in even more savings, as most of us frequently indulge in spontaneous purchases. Most stores offer savings when buying in bulk, even Amazon does! So buying the best high efficiency laundry pods in bulk can actually benefit your pocket, too!
A large part of the waste cause by regular, leading-brand laundry detergents, is their plastic packaging, either the plastic bottles that liquid detergent comes in or the plastic bags in which pods or powdered detergent come in. Buying in bulk means reducing the quantities of bottles or bags and reducing the plastic waste caused by these companies. So by buying in bulk you’re not just saving a few bucks, but potentially helping the environment!
Fewer shopping trips
This one is a double whammy! While more shopping trips is definitely more inconvenient, and annoying cutting back on shopping trips can actually mean saving up on gas money (If you use a car)! Buying laundry detergent in bulk means that you’ll most likely have enough detergent for, at least, a couple of weeks or even months, if you live by yourself. We have all experienced that annoying feeling when we need to wash our clothes, and open all the cupboards looking for a package of laundry detergent only to realize that we are all out. Off to the grocery store we go! Well, not anymore. Cut those trips and save time and gas.
As we stated earlier, there are also cons when buying things with short shelf lives, like fresh food or meats, in bulk. But cleaning supplies and other articles with longer shelf lives definitely have benefits when bought in bulk. Now that you know the incredible benefits of buying laundry detergent and detergent pods in bulk, will you start doing it?