Things to keep in mind…
When it comes to buying in bulk, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, ensure you have enough storage space for the bulk items you purchase. It’s important to consider the storage needs of the food items. But do keep in mind that a whole chicken takes up more freezer space and packs of kitchen towels also take up much storage space. If you buy large amounts of fresh fruits and other food items with a shorter shelf life, they should be stored at room temperature or in the fridge, preferably within reach, and consumed within a few days. Check if enough space is available before you buy. Be sure you have that storage space available in your pantry, freezer, or fridge.
Also, when buying bulk foods, it is important to consider the source of the food. If you are interested in organic food, it is best to buy from a local (grocery) store that specializes in organic products. Local is always better if you ask me because you can check its source for yourself.
Also, even though dried and canned foods usually have a long shelf life, do be mindful of expiration dates, and make sure to use the items before they go bad. Be careful not to buy too much of any one item, as you don’t want to waste food or money.
When you buy bulk food items that need to be processed, make sure you have the resources to process those items. Let’s say you find a great deal on apples and you plan on making and canning about 24 jars. However great the deal may be, first check with yourself, do I have enough time and energy to peel and cook all the apples and then can them? And not the least important do you have enough jars and the right equipment to peel, cook, and can? If this is not entirely the case it might be better to skip the deal since you won’t be able to fully benefit from the discount.