HOW YOU CAN BUY IN BULK FOR THE FAMILY

Buy in bulk
Buying one big serve is a great way to "go green" and reduce unnecessary packaging and household waste. And you'll be amazed at just how much money you can save, not to mention cutting down on trips back and forth to the shops. Things like large packets of biscuits, blocks of cheese, or tubs of yoghurt are great for cheap lunch snacks – just divide them up into individual portions yourself, and store in reusable containers or snap-lock bags. Plus, if you bulk-buy healthy options, you're much more likely to stick to your meal plans if the food’s already in the cupboard. You can also make huge savings if you stock up on staples you'll always need, like toilet paper, soap, shampoo, and detergent. Check out the famous low-cost warehouse chain Costco (www.costco.com.au), now in some locations around Australia where you can buy straight off the palette.