In my afternoon web browsing, I came across this site that was talking about the do’s and don’ts of bulk buying. While, for the most part, I agreed with them (don’t buy bread in bulk because it will go stale duh!) I have to politely disagree with them on the following:
Paper towels: They suggest buying “generic” so-to-speak brands in order to supposedly save $23.51. Then they go on to say that, “It may not be the Quicker Picker Upper, but it is the cheaper paper towel, by far.” Is cheaper always better? I don’t think so. We have generic paper towels at work right now, and I can’t wait to get home to my ‘Quicker Picker Uppers’! At home, my paper towels don’t rip when I pull them. They don’t fall apart or shred when wiping liquids. They don’t require 3+ paper towels to do the work of one. In buying generic… your price may go down, but usage goes up.
Garbage bags: “It’s a bunch of trash bags. It isn’t hard to buy these in bulk, and they’re obviously lightweight.” Am I the only one that doesn’t necessarily want ‘lightweight’ garbage bags? So I may be splurging on Force-Flex bags, since they really won’t hold much more than a generic bag, but it’s totally worth it because I NEVER have to pick garbage off the floor from a ripped garbage bag.
I’d post more but it’s time to go home…