Going to the supermarket every time I run out of toilet paper or laundry detergent is such a resistance. Don’t get me wrong, it usually means I can get some extra ice cream, but having to carry a large, bulky pack of TP or drive for 20 minutes just to get two things isn’t my idea of fun.
That’s why I buy most of my home essentials in bulk on Amazon, through Prime, Fresh, or its Sign Up & Save options. All three give you the ease and convenience of shopping in your pajamas, but each has slightly different perks.
You already know what Prime offers – literally free 2-day shipping Everything—While Fresh is more like a traditional grocery store with generic, daily-sized bulk products, snacks, and household items. My favorite is Sign Up and Save, an underrated subscription service. You can subscribe to the products (even in large quantities or daily sizes) and get an extra discount of up to 15% for each shipment. It’s easy to change your subscription cadence so you don’t accrue TP or just cancel if you no longer want the item. It really is a “set it and forget it” situation and I am genuinely happy to receive my quarterly shipment of compostable trash bags.
Since we know we made you “shop in your pajamas,” here’s what we buy wholesale on Amazon.
1. Recess Mood, 12-pack, $ 45.60
I’ve been a huge fan of Recess sparkling water ever since I tested the hemp-infused version for our cannabis gift guide, and a recurring subscription means I always stock them in the refrigerator. They’re made with magnesium, ginseng, and lemon balm to help calm your mood, making them a great after-work, or TBH, anytime drink.
2. Liquid Dish Soap Refill, 6-Pack, $ 41.99
Former content director Brinda Ayer loves getting refills of Method’s dishwashing liquid in large quantities because another to-do ticked off her list. “Bulk refill containers allow me to refill my current dispensers for months on end,” she said. “Plus, I can ‘set it and forget it’ by signing up for a repeat version of the same box at intervals that suit my family’s needs.”
3. AYOTEE 4-6 Gallon Biodegradable Garbage Bags, 100pcs, $ 12.59
I’ve been using compostable bags for years in an effort to reduce my plastic consumption, and a recurring subscription means I’ll never run out of it. I’ve used a few brands but have been more successful with this one, although sharp edged garbage might cut through at times.
4. Cascade Platinum Dishwasher Pods, 62pcs, $ 18.67
For something as small as dishwasher capsules, they can be really heavy! That’s why I prefer to put them online in bulk so that I can use the time saved to catch up Western world.
5. Tide PODS Free & Gentle Laundry Detergent Soap, 96 Pieces, $ 41.98
It’s the same situation here with laundry detergent – why and how is capsule cleaning so heavy?
6. Sturdy Paper Towels, 12 Rolls, $ 33.99
While I use cloth napkins and reusable towels for most things, there are only a few projects that require a traditional paper napkin. I love how you can customize the size with these so you only use what you need.
7. Ms. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap Refill, 6-pack, $ 41.52
Ayer and I are both loyal to buying Mrs. Meyer’s hand soap refills in bulk. Not only is it the best hand soap ever (not @ me), but every large refill can fill two or three dispensers in my household, so each 6-pack lasts a very long time.
8. Nordic Plush Quilted Toilet Paper, 32 Rolls, $ 30.49
When we asked our team what they buy in bulk, they all answered TP, TP and more TP, and understandably. They are annoying to carry and even more annoying when they run out, often in the middle of the week. Even if you can grab a package next time you’re in the store, why not save yourself the trouble with a subscription that will last you two months and save some rest as well?
9. Original Mighty Patch, $ 12.99
Since I wear masks so often, I sign up for these hydrocolloid patches for masks – you know, the acne you get after wearing a mask for hours.
10. Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues, Pack of 8, $ 23.99
Eight boxes of tissues may seem a little silly, but you won’t be laughing in the middle of allergy season.
11. Vita Coco Coconut Water, 12-pack, $ 13.76
Unless I stick a straw in a coconut, I live for my monthly Vita Coco subscription. Buying them in bulk has saved me a lot more money than grabbing a few here and there every time I go to the supermarket.
12. La Croix Sparkling Water, 12-pack, $ 18.80
Unless you’re looking for an arm workout, buying La Croix online is such a game changer.
13. Nongshim Shin Bowl Noodle Soup, 12-pack, $ 28.75
I usually buy a huge box of Nongshim ramen at H-Mart, but as the closest one is over an hour away from me, I’ll just buy it online, thank you.