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The 10 worst things to buy in bulk at Costco

Kiplinger Logo By Bob Niedt of Kiplinger | Slide 4 of 12: It might come as a surprise, but liquid cleaning products don’t last forever. As such, buying them in bulk isn’t necessarily such a thrifty idea.“Liquid cleaning products tend to become less effective over time, so they are best to buy in smaller containers unless you regularly do laundry for a big group,”  says Bodge. “Powdered cleaning products have an unlimited shelf life though, so this can be a good buy at Costco.”Of note, Consumer Reports gave high marks to Costco’s Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean powdered detergent. The product-testing outfit lauded the store-branded detergent’s stain-fighting abilities and low cost per load.See Also: 10 Worst Things to Buy on Amazon

Liquid Cleaning Products

It might come as a surprise, but liquid cleaning products don’t last forever. As such, buying them in bulk isn’t necessarily such a thrifty idea.

“Liquid cleaning products tend to become less effective over time, so they are best to buy in smaller containers unless you regularly do laundry for a big group,” says Bodge. “Powdered cleaning products have an unlimited shelf life though, so this can be a good buy at Costco.”

Of note, Consumer Reports gave high marks to Costco’s Kirkland Signature Ultra Clean powdered detergent. The product-testing outfit lauded the store-branded detergent’s stain-fighting abilities and low cost per load.

See Also: 10 Worst Things to Buy on Amazon
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