Every homeowner knows that buying hardware in bulk can save money, but when it comes to common nails, you’re better off avoiding the bulk aisle. You may hear some stores push their kilos of nails, but for most people, it’s usually not an economical option. Trust us: sandpaper and screws are the only items from the hardware store where you can truly benefit from buying in bulk.
It might be surprising, but nails are not always a cost-effective purchase. Depending on the size and kind you opt for, prices can range from around thirty to sixty cents per kilo. Keep in mind, though, that the cost of shipping and packaging will be an additional charge, which can really accumulate if you are buying in bulk.
Nevertheless, the biggest issue with buying common nails in bulk is the excessive amount of product you’ll end up with. If you’re not a professional home remodeler or someone who is constantly carrying out DIY projects, it’s highly improbable that you’ll need an entire kilo of nails. And even if you manage to consume the entire amount, it’s unlikely that you need the entire kilo at once.
Getting your nails in smaller batches can be a much more cost-effective, stress-free approach. You’ll only have to pay for the amount you require, as opposed to acquiring more than necessary – which almost always leads to wastefulness. Plus, it’s a lot easier and less expensive to buy more if you find yourself needing them later on.