Costco is a great way to stock up on bulk items and save money. However, there are some food items that you should avoid if you live alone or with only a few people. Sometimes it just doesn't make sense to buy items in bulk that will go bad quickly. Then, you're just wasting food and money!\r\n\r\nEven though you may want to stock up on everything in one trip, you should probably just buy certain things from a regular grocery store. Learn which bulk items you should avoid unless you have a very large family to feed!\r\nAvocados and other produce items\r\n\r\n\r\nWhile a bag of avocados can be a great deal at Costco, it can be a gamble. Avocados go bad very quickly. Unless you eat several per day or are making guacamole for a party, you should just avoid that big bag of avocados on your next trip. The same idea goes for all produce at Costco. It will likely go bad before you eat it all.\r\n\r\nRELATED: Store Brand Products Like Costco\u2019s Kirkland Are Doing Very Well During Coronavirus Pandemic\r\nSpices\r\n\r\n\r\nUnless you are a chef, buying spices in bulk isn't a great idea. They don't really go bad, but they do go stale and won't have the same flavor. Many spices go stale in about six months to a year. In addition, most recipes only require a small amount of spice. You probably don't need that huge jar.\r\nFlour, baking soda, oil, and other baking ingredients\r\n\r\n\r\nAgain, unless you are an avid baker, you probably don't need bulk flour. While flour, baking soda, and other items take a while to go bad, the time is shorter than you think. Some of these items attract moisture and can spoil in about a year. If you don't bake that much, you probably won't use the entire package in a year.\r\n\r\nRead on to the NEXT page for foods you should avoid buying at Costco if you are a small family!\r\n\r\n\r\nCoffee\r\n\r\n\r\nEven if you drink coffee every day, you probably don't need to buy it in bulk. It won't be as fresh the longer it is sitting out. Stick to single-use cups or just purchase enough coffee to last you a few weeks. This will guarantee a fresh cup of joe every time!\r\nCondiments\r\n\r\n\r\nUnless you are shopping for a party, there's no way you will go through an entire bottle of mayo, ketchup, or mustard within the expiration date.\r\nDairy items\r\n\r\n\r\nDairy items like milk, eggs, butter, and cheese notoriously go bad quickly. You likely don't need to buy these things in bulk. If you are okay with dairy-free milk, they come in packs of smaller bottles which can be a better option.\r\nBakery items\r\n\r\n\r\nEveryone loves a good Costco cake. They also offer delicious trays of cookies, muffins, and more. Stick to buying them for a party because it is just too much for one household to eat within a week or two!