The next time you are grocery shopping, don’t skip the bulk bins aisle. Tremendous savings can be had when buying grains, beans, spices, flours or other baking or pantry staples. Whether you need two pounds or two teaspoons of an ingredient, you’ll probably save money by purchasing from the bulk bins. One study showed that organic bulk foods can cost 87% less than packaged counterparts, while a different study showed an average of 56% savings, depending on what product you are purchasing. Either amount of savings should be enticing enough to try the bulk bins. You can also save money by purchasing the exact amount of you need of an item, rather than a whole package that you may not use. For the full story on this, see our sister site, Living on the Cheap.