August 30, 2016

when costco is a go

Freddie and I have been debating getting a Costco membership for awhile now. 

^^^sounds like it should be the first line of a great screenplay, right? Nothing like the average American couple and their #thestruggleisreal probs. 

But seriously, this struggle was real because have you ever done the math on if a Costco membership is worth it? No? Me either. But Ricky did, and it looked complicated to me. 
I was too busy taking pictures of Freddie doing to the math to do any math myself. 

We got so serious about getting a membership that two weekends we went in. Cue the angelic music. We slipped in by the Greeter by telling him that we wanted to talk memberships, but instead of that we walked all around. We talked about what we would buy, priced things, and...ate every single sample being served. Read it was a lot of samples. Then we decided that we still weren't ready to bite the bullet, so instead we needed to order and bite a $1.50 hot dog and drink. 

But even then we weren't ready to bite the bullet, so we left. 
And that was that.

Until this past weekend after 2.5 more hours of research and Reddit reading, we finally did it. We went in, we bought the membership, we bought enough gum to fill every junk drawer in the apartments on our floor, and we left. Can I just say that the past few days of this Costco member high have been wonderful?! Freds made turkey meatballs last night, and I didn't feel guilty eating them all because I knew we still have four pounds of ground turkey with which to cook. 

We've got enough Brussel sprouts to satisfy for roasted Brussels sprouts cravings for at least the entire week. 

Who needs some broccoli?! The entire city of Houston? Great, we've got all 2.1 mil of you covered. 

I'll be carrying a Perrier bottle with me any time you see me for the next six to eight months so be on the lookout for that green bottle attached to my hands and the third and fourth shelves in our refrigerator. 

And the thing think I'm saying all these things in a tongue-in-cheek way. I'm not. Costco is literally the greatest thing ever, and I literally can't wait to make the biggest mess feeding turkey broccoli dinners to all of Houston because I've got all the paper towel rolls I need to clean up the 2.1mil person mess! Holla.

Other exciting adult things:
1) when my credit card is all paid off
2) the 11.3 minutes when all the laundry in the house is clean
3) when I remember to make a to-do list
4) four weeks later when I remember I made a to-do list and can go back and look at it
5) when I clean the toilet and Freddie hasn't used it yet
6) when I remember to schedule a doctor's appointment and I only have to wait three months to go in instead of six
7) Clorox wipes
8) dry cleaners
9) sleeping in...until 7:30am
10) a full tank of gas that someone else (read Freddie) filled up for me

Now who wants super healthy cheap Costco pizza for lunch? 


Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Costco is so great. I've been in with friends. I've always if a membership would be worth it for just two people. The snack bar there is amazing!

Laura Darling said...

My brother and SIL go to Costco and I've gone with them a few times, it's amazing there! We don't have one near us, so we joined Sam's Club and it's great! There are a few things that are cheaper at the regular store (tuna fish, for one), but in general you can get pretty good deals at the big box stores!

Anne said...

Hahaha this cracked me up. I adore Costco but I know the cost ratio isn't worth it for me because my mom has a membership and tends to just buy what I want for me :) Including that giant bag of broccoli. And sometimes I get the 3lbs of carrots too, OH YEAH.

Sarah said...

We love Costco, so glad you made the plunge! The take n bake pizzas really are very delicious! We have quite a few staples we buy every other week and thankfully can get in and out of there, usually, pretty quickly.

Rachel said...

This post cracked me up! Loved your Costco exuberance! We shared my MIL's Sam's Club membership for a while--and it always felt so funny shopping there with just the two of us to feed--like how are we ever going to eat this gigantic package of food???!

Kayla MKOY said...

I've never been inside of a Costco, for a little while, Caleb and I had a Sam's Club membership and we LOVED it. It was only like $40/year! How much is a Costco membership? The only one close to us is out by work, I not sure if it would be worth it. It's hilarious though, because we bought a HUGE thing of paper towels from there in 2013 and LITERALLY JUST RAN OUT. Ha! So that in itself was worth it to me! ;)

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

yes to cleaning the toilet haha. i'm always like do you HAVE to use it? can't you just let it be clean for 5 minutes? lol.
yay for costco! we have a membership but not really, we are on my mother in laws. we love it!

Erin LFF said...

Haha- I'll be right over to be fed even though I'm just slightly out of the Houston area ;) We've never had a membership to any of the bulk places but I'm always tempted to. Also, heck yes to Clorox wipes!

The Lady Okie said...

I have actually thought about this myself. I do think it would be worth it sometimes but other times it seems like a lot. Decisions! The thought of pounds of Brussels sprouts is swaying me, though. Love me some sprouts!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Costco really is the best thing ever! We love our membership, and buying random things at the store! I really think that Chris likes going more than I do though, he seriously walks down every single aisle trying to figure out what he "needs".


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