Parenting

Bulk Buying to Beat the Budget.

It was really difficult to go from a two incomes to just one. I’ve been working since I turned 16 years old and this is the first time that I have ever depended on someone else.

 

We had less money to work with so I had to get really creative. Coupons are hardly an option in South Africa. You are lucky if you get a R3 off voucher, which amounts to $0.19. Who can do anything with $0.19? We are also limited to 4 or 6 items per customer at certain stores. So I resorted to bulk buying.

 

Here’s my list of items that I bulk buy to save money and time:

  1. Flour
  2. Toilet Paper
  3. Dog Food
  4. Nappies
  5. Rice
  6. Sugar
  7. Boxed juices for school
  8. Packets of chips for school
  9. Dried fruit or other healthy school snacks
  10. Toothpaste and soap

 

I replenish these items every three months, so they really last a long time. I also save on petrol or gas to get to the store.

 

We also save money by doing the following:

  • Switching off our electric stove when not in use
  • Running the pool pump for only two hours a day
  • Running the geyser/ water heater for two hours a day
  • Making our own dog treats
  • Baking biscuits and crackers in bulk and storing it
  • Cooking a meatless meal once a week
  • Diluting my toddler’s juice with water
  • Buying refill packs or sachets of detergents
  • Keeping track of specials at local stores

 

These changes have slashed our bills to less than half of what they were a year ago. I hope this helps you to save money too.

Stay Blessed!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Bulk Buying to Beat the Budget.

    1. Those are great things to buy in bulk. I’m sure it saves you a ton of cash too 🙂 We have a few similar stores (with South African names) in an industrial area near our home, it’s where we get most of our things 🙂 I should check the prices of foil and plastic wrap there too.

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      1. We also found a great dog food there and it was half the price than our usual grocery stores. The dogs can eat twice as much (theoretically). Haha. We have a large corner pantry so space is no issue. Perfect for canned goods too. 🙂

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