My Minimalism Journey

Break Up Letter to My Warehouse Club

Looking at my credit card statement for the past 30 day period, I was appalled to see how many different charges there were to Costco, our local “Warehouse Club” store – 6 in a month’s time! (Depending on your location, you local warehouse club store might be Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club, or Sam’s Club).

Obviously I have a problem: How many times in one month do you need to stock up on a packages of items that would supply, say, a  small military base, when there are only two humans living in your house?

Dear Costco,

I hate to do this by letter but if I see you in person, I will not be able to be strong (I would grab a cheap frozen yogurt from your snack bar and start running through your aisles looking for all the things I do not need).

I have to take some time off in our relationship. I am not sure if I want to permanently break up or just have a “cooling off period”.

Things have gotten too intense in our relationship and I have been spending much way too time with you than is healthy (financially).

I will miss your 80+ jars of pickles (when I only wanted a couple pickles), and your triple super duper size packaging of items that would take me a lifetime to consume. Most of all I will miss your fantasy-electronics-section with its 60, 70, 80, 200 inch TVs with infinity edge 3D screens showing glimpses of what ultimate TV viewing could entail.

But I must be strong. I hope you can carry on and stay open without me.




7 thoughts on “Break Up Letter to My Warehouse Club”

  1. Oh my do I identify with that insight. For me it was leaving Sam’s Club a while back, For one thing I found that perishables perished faster than I could consume them (and frozen cheese has its limits). And yes, those cases of items that I needed only one of. And I learned it was related to Walmart, which I avoid. I haven’t gone back and I haven’t missed them. (And they seem to be doing fine without me. 🙂 )

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    1. Oh yes I tried freezing cheese from the giant cheese super packs! Most of the time it was okay but I think non-defrosted cheese will taste better during my Costco break up 🙂


  2. They will be fine, just fine without you. I am one of those people that can’t get out of Costco without spending $200. Granted my 18 year old is over 6 feet and eats everything in sight and we go through at least 8 gallons of milk a week, but it’s the little things that pull my in. Socks, t-shirts, $20 huge sauce pan and tape! Good news, we are almost at the bottom of the minced garlic jar that we purchased at Costco 5 years ago. 🙂

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    1. That is awesome! Thanks for the laugh! You are right about the little things/great deals. Tell your family you want another endless jar of minced garlic for your holiday gift!


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