That rug? Is from Costco. (I KNOW).
I was thirty one years old before I ever set foot in a Costco. (I understand that this is tragic, believe me.) I’d heard that fellow citydwellers occasionally made the exodus to the warehouses located in the ‘burbs to stock up on toilet paper and such, but that sounded like a whole lot of hassle, not to mention a hassle that would have resulted in me needing to use stacks of Charmin’ as a coffee table (storage space in our apartment was, as they say, “at a premium”).
Then I moved to the Hudson Valley, and Kendrick and I made our first voyage to the land of a thousand cheese-dip options, thereby kicking off an obsession bordering on the religious. The snacks! The fancy cheeses! The steaks! THE FURNITURE. That last one is a fairly recent discovery of mine – I’d always just skirted around the edges of the store, picking up paper towels and coffee pods, but a few weeks ago a Costco recently opened up about five minutes away from me, and for whatever reason it’s virtually empty during the weekday hours…and so I’ve spent a lot of time there over the past couple of weeks wandering into the previously-undiscovered lands of rugs and such.
Presenting: The 10 Best Costco Buys (That Are Not Food)
Note: Some of these items are available online, which means you don’t need a Costco card to buy one (although you do need to register online, and there may be some surcharges) – I’ve indicated those items with a “Shop On Costco.com” button. For the items that are only available in stores, I’ve linked to a similar item that can be found online (“Shop Similar”).