Simple Green: Buying Bulk for Small Spaces

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This morning Sarah Rae wrote about her top 5 things that she keeps in bulk at home. We’re also going to talk about buying in bulk, but from bulk bins. It’s is a great way to fit a smorgasbord of pantry staples into a small space, and cut down on packaging at the same time.

We love having numerous types of flours, sugars, grains, and beans on hand; however, we don’t necessarily have the cabinet space to keep it all handy. But by saving small jars (anything from baby food to yeast jars to jelly jars) and filling them with various foods from the bulk bins, we’re able to just that.

Here are our favorite tips, tricks, and how-tos for starting a successful bulk bins habit. Be sure to share your favorite tips in the comments below.

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