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Moms Everywhere Will Relate To This Hysterical And Wildly Accurate Costco Shopping List

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Costco is an absolute lifesaver for moms. Not only is it the one place where you can actually buy as many rolls of toilet paper as you need, but also the free samples basically add up to a free meal!

Unfortunately, there is also a dark side to Costco. There is just so much great stuff! And it all comes in bulk! It’s a scientifically proven fact that it’s impossible to walk out with only the stuff that you need.

Sure, you can make a grocery list before you go. But don’t expect to stick to it! Whether it’s another pool float or enough frozen meat to feed an army, you will definitely walk out with some random stuff.

The moms in charge of I Mom So Hard on Instagram shared the most relatable Costco shopping list ever. Now this is an honest Costco shopping list.

As you can see, the list includes three different types of wine: “Wine,” “Wine with a handle on it,” and “Wine in box.”

Also notable: “Box of chicken nuggets 6 inches too wide for my freezer.” Because yes, I need enough meat to feed an army.

When it comes to Costco, you can never get TOO MUCH STUFF.

And don’t forget some “Gross vitamins” and “Tent?”

Other moms responded to I Mom So Hard’s shopping list with their own ridiculous Costco purchases.

Because yes, you do need a lifetime’s worth of snacks.

And where else can you buy a ton of snacks AND yard furniture?

Anyway, buying in bulk is more cost-effective – except when it’s not.

At least it was on sale, though, right?

Seriously, how does Costco make your brain just… stop thinking?

Wait, you forgot to buy that thing that your family doesn’t even like!

But you know what you never regret buying from Costco? Alcohol.

Also, muffins.

The trick to a Costco trip: Whatever you do, DON’T buy what you actually went there for.

And definitely don’t buy the samples that your kids love.

Everything else is fair game.

And that, my friends, is how you Costco. Class dismissed!