Lately (probably because we’re getting closer to the house finishing) I’ve been thinking about our first Costco run. We will literally be starting from scratch so we’ll need to stock up on all the essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, food for the pantry, etc. Seems like it will be an expensive run.
I tried to find a good list online of what we should think about needing but I was only semi-successful. Martha Stewart posted this list on her website but it doesn’t seem like a list of essentials for a pantry. Who really needs anchovies and dried porcini mushrooms? Not me.
Here’s another list that’s more helpful than Martha – What Every House Needs. This lists items for the whole house and thankfully, we’ve received a lot of our essentials as wedding gifts. The only thing this list doesn’t cover is essential food to stock up on.
Here’s what I’m thinking we’ll need to start:
- All-purpose cleaner
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Dish washing soap
I’m kind of tempted to wait to stock the pantry until we actually need that stuff – like flour, sugar, pasta, soup, etc. But then there’s the basics like ketchup, mustard, milk, eggs, butter. Do we wait on that or stock up on that too?
What would you recommend we include in our first run?