Don’t Buy in Bulk…Unless You Have a Plan
Buying in bulk can be an excellent way to save money, but it’s also a terrible waste of food if your bulk purchases go bad before you can manage eat them all up. Not to say that buying perishable foods in large quantity is inevitably wasteful, it just requires a little planning:
- Preserve it – If it’s not humanly possible to eat the bulk buy within a day or two, you can prepare the surplus for longer-term storage by canning it, freezing it, pickling it, or dehydrating it.
- Make freezer-friendly meals – Perfect for those days when you don’t feel like cooking, prepare a slew of meals in advance that will keep well in a deep freeze. Here are some terrific freezer-friendly recipes. Just make sure you have enough space in your freezer to accommodate them.
- Divvy it up with friends and family – Coordinate the bulk sales with your social circle to help make the sheer volume of goods much more manageable.