Feeding the Family: Buying in Bulk (or…The Promised Post About My Oats)By
Thanks for being so patient with me. I know all of you have been dying to look at my bag of oats for the past several weeks and have probably lost sleep over wondering when I would finally get to it.
And now, without further ado (wow, I had no idea how to spell ado…adu?..adoooo?…adew?) Anyway, without further ado…my bag of oats:
I think in this post I called it a 50 pound bag of oats. It is in fact, only a 25 pound bag of oats. (Hopefully, the bag wasn’t offended when I overshot her weight.) Twenty five pounds of oats is quite large enough for me to handle at once. And…it lasts us well over half the year.
Last week, in my Azure Standard order, I got a 25 pound bag of oats…a 50 pound bag of Sucanat…and a 50 pound bag of wheat. Malachi played “king of the bulk purchases pile” until Matt was home and could move them for me.
I LOVE buying in bulk. It makes me feel all “Ma Ingalls-ish”. The only difference is that my bags are made of thick paper instead of cloth…so I can’t use them to make my new bloomers. Yep, that’s the only difference.
Buying in bulk does save money. But actually, that’s not my favorite part of buying big bags of food. My really favorite part about buying bulk bags is that it just makes life simpler for me. I don’t have to buy a little bag of rice or oats or pasta or whatever every month. I have lots of big bags of everything I need, giving me oh so many cooking options.
Yes, big bags of bulk are my friends.
I’m thankful to have the storage space to make buying in bulk feasible. It saves me money, time, energy and brain power.
Do you buy in bulk? How do you store your bulk food purchases?
This post is linked to Frugal Fridays at Life as Mom.