Costco is a grocery store like none other. A membership card is required, the shelves stretch to infinity, and the carts are extra-big.
A few months ago, I followed my mom around Costco to see what the fuss was about. Last week, I took my first solo trip, confident that I was about to be the boss of this shopping experience. I was not. I stumbled out in a zombie-walk, clutching my mega-pack of toilet paper beneath one arm and moonshiner's jug of Bulleit whiskey with the other. But I took notes! And now I've compiled this guide to help you survive your first trip to Costco. You're welcome in advance.