Yesterday was the fourth blogiversary for AddictedToCostco! I can hardly believe it’s been four years that I’ve been writing about Costco, but it has (check back tomorrow for the official anniversary post with lots of fun facts and stats about my blog). When I first started this blog in 2007, we were living in Austin and I lived less than 10 minutes from Costco. Since then I’ve done lots of shopping at Costco, written a ton of reviews on here, and used so many coupons. Then in 2010, after just a couple of years of blogging here, I moved almost 5,000 miles away to London.
The move to London changed our shopping habits a bit. For one thing, we have a lot less storage here in our flat. Additionally, we don’t have a car and Costco is much further away; a 25 minute drive. Luckily, we can use the Zipcar to make the trip and after getting used to the initially strange sensation of driving on the wrong/other side of the street, it’s not too bad.
When I originally started this blog, I didn’t think anyone would really read it except for a few friends and family members. But I have been totally shocked and overwhelmed by the love of Costco that there is in the world. I’ve enjoyed sharing my love of all things Costco, as well as hearing about everyone else’s opinions, thoughts and tips about shopping at Costco.
In honor of my four year anniversary, I thought I would repost my very first post from November 7, 2007. This is one of the posts that I always laughingly say only two people have probably read: Dave and me. So, I’m giving it a chance to get a bit of a wider audience.
My First Post Ever: My Name is Kimberly & I’m addicted to Costco
You might laugh, but it’s really true. Costco is my favorite place to shop. You can get such a wide variety of things and at such good prices; it’s just impossible for me to pass up. We go there more often than the ‘regular’ grocery store (which is probably a sad little fact that I shouldn’t let anyone know since there are only 2 of us in our family).
What can you buy at Costco?
To me the better question might be: what can’t you buy at Costco? We buy grocery items, of course, home electronics, DVDs & CDs, software, books by the ton, clothing, car care items, prescription medications, eye glasses & contacts, wine, Halloween candy (we are the people that give out the full-sized candy bars in our neighborhood), Christmas trees & decorations, gifts galore, musical instruments, bedding. And, even though we didn’t actually buy the kitchen sink there, we did get a lovely faucet for it.
So, you can see how far reaching my love for Costco is. Some might call it a problem but that’s only because they’ve never been there. You get inside the warehouse and you can’t help but be excited by it, at least a little.
I’ve converted several people to my way of thinking, including my mom. She was a hard sell since she loves Wal-Mart and really didn’t think that Costco could possibly have anything that Sam’s Club didn’t. Of course after going there a few times, even she saw the light and realized there really is no place like Costco!