We select these products independently of each other. If you buy through one of our links, we may receive a commission.
Given that many of us (myself included) are making fewer trips to the stores these days, my goal is to streamline the way we shop for the essentials – not just groceries, but cleaning supplies as well. Because it’s always a good idea to have the right kitchen cleaning supplies on hand. So I was wondering: is it possible (and fiscally responsible!) To get everything, groceries and cleaning supplies, in one place?
With my budget in mind, I conducted a small experiment: I selected 10 common kitchen cleaning products (sponges! Kitchen trash bags! Detergent! Etc!) And compared the prices at six major retailers, including Costco, big box stores, major drug stores and my local grocery store. I’ve listed the winner for each item (and prize) below. While prices can change and vary by location, there was one clear winner. Let’s take a look.
Note: Some retailers differ in the sizes they offer. To determine the winners, I rated each cleaning product per unit.
Clorox disinfectant wipes
Scotch Brite scratch without scratch
Dawn Ultra Platinum Dish Soap
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda
Bounty Select-A size paper towels
Swiffer Dry Sweeping Cloths and Wet Mopping Cloths
Glad ForceFlex Tall Kitchen Drawstring Garbage Bags
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface everyday cleaner
From the five retailers Costco prevailed overallwith the best deals on five of the 10 products selected for this experiment. I will notice that some of the items were not available from Costco, but I looked at the similar options that Costco offered and those were great deals too. So if you’re willing to be flexible with the exact brands, you can really stock up for less. (Walmart followed closely and at the same time had higher availability of the selected items. Plus, you don’t have to be a member to shop at Walmart.)
In the long run, you will save money buying detergents from Costco because you are buying these products in bulk. (Of course, you need the space to store those amounts.) But what I really like about this learning is that you can get your groceries and cleaning supplies on a trip to Costco. Doing this will save you money and time and reduce the number of trips to different stores.
Where do you buy detergents?