I Can’t Live Without Costco!

I Can't Live Without Costco
I absolutely cannot live without Costco. For those not in the know, Costco is a membership warehouse. I’ve had a Costco membership since 1988 or so. So, why do I heart Costco so much?

I shop less often, probably 4 or 5 times a year at Costco. I do not do a huge weekly grocery shop. I buy milk, dairy products, fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, but all other items for my home come from Costco.

It has been close to 20 years since I purchased the following items in a grocery store:

Cottonelle toilet rolls
Bounty paper towels
Kleenex tissues
Dixie paper plates
Solo plastic cups
Folgers coffee cans
Scrubbing Bubble toilet cleaner
Windex
Tide laundry detergent
Downy fabric softener

Ponder this list a minute… Since I buy no large items at the grocery store, I can generally leave the grocery store carrying my items in 2 or 3 bags. This makes for a quick drop-in grocery visit.
I love that I never, repeat never, run out of anything that I buy at Costco. For me shopping in bulk is as necessary to my mommyness as my minivan.
Costco is not just a warehouse full of food and other wonderful stuff. It is a one-stop service for members as well. Costco offers the following services:

pharmacy
automotive and tire center
gas station
one-hour and mail
order photo services
optician
hearing aid testing center
business
services, including 401(k) and checks
online investing
auto program for
purchasing cars through a Costco-approved dealer
roadside assistance
insurance for home and automobile
home equity refinancing
travel
center for booking a vacation