Ever feel like most of your life is spent at the grocery store?
These Grocery Store Time Saving Tips will help you get in and out of the store fast!
I find myself there way too often and for too long of a time each trip. I recently started employing some time-saving tips to help me get out of the grocery store quicker. Now, this is just for regular grocery stores. I still haven’t found the secrets to getting out of Target in a timely manner, but who would want to?
Grocery Store Time Saving Tips
Decide how often you want to go to the store. Some people go every day just to get the freshest produce and meat. I tend to do 1-2 “big” shopping trips a month and 1 really short trip during the week to get the fresh items I need. Once you have that figured out you know, how to plan your trips to get everything you need for the day, week, pay period, month, etc.
Know the aisle layout of your store. Most customer service desks have a little map they can give you. If not, make a quick note on some paper while you are at the. Take note of where items you normally purchase are. When buying an item, you normally don’t buy ask an associate before searching all over for it.
Go to the store alone. I know this may be difficult for the SAHM’s but it is really the fastest way. I don’t have kids, but I have to leave my husband at home. He takes forever picking out flavors and begs for everything. If you do have children, schedule some extra time in to get them involved. When I was a nanny, I would get the kids ages 3 and up involved in making decisions and educational games using numbers. When kids are busy, they are less likely to cause trouble.
Make a List. Remember in deciding how often you need to go grocery shopping? Well, now you combine that with weekly and monthly meal planning to get all items you need. Sticking with your list will also save you money.
Preview ads. Most stores have their sales online or you get their flyers in the mail or newspaper.
Use Walmart’s Grocery Pickup. You can shop all online and then schedule a time to pick up your groceries. This service is free.
In the end, you have to remember that life happens. Don’t be too busy to spread kindness and maybe make a friend. Cherish the moments with your kids and husband. My husband likes grabbing me in the middle of the aisle and dancing with me with the grocery store music. While that makes the trip longer, I have awesome memories of my husband that will be with me forever.
What tips do you have for getting out of the grocery store in a timely manner?