Grocery Shopping-Day 9

I am not an organized person. I try to be, and I am in some areas of my life, but in most…I am not an organized person. One thing that I AM organized about is my meal planning. Every Saturday morning, I make a list of the meals I will make for the week, and then I make a grocery list of what I need. I don’t stop there. I then make my list in order of the aisles of the store to make grocery shopping extremely efficient. I usually have my son with me while I am shopping and efficiency is everything with a toddler!

Today I did something completely different. I woke up and made my list of planned meals for the week, made my grocery list, but I did not go to the store and shop. Nope, I used my grocery store’s curb side pick up feature and pulled into a parking spot, called the number on my confirmation email, and within 5 minutes my groceries were loaded into my trunk and I was off. Mind. Blown.

That whole experience saved me about 1 hour of my precious weekend. Someone else did the shopping for me, and it was awesome! I appreciate this luxury so much! I paid for the year subscription and now I will be doing this every Saturday this year. I can’t even begin to imagine what this time saving experience will do for me!

I actually became inspired to try this from a blog posted here from someone in my district. She posted on this last week, and it really fueled my interest to really research this and then finally make the choice to go ahead and sign up. Now….to work on figuring out how to get someone to cook all of these planned meals. If anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears! đŸ™‚

13 thoughts on “Grocery Shopping-Day 9

  1. Yay! Shopping from my couch has become a joy for sure. We are so blessed to have so many great services that allow us to take care of ourselves. So worth it! We sat waiting for our groceries – my college freshman daughter and I- she could not believe it was 1. Available and 2. Free . Self care at its best!

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  2. You have found a solution to the first problem (Was it really a problem?). I hope you find a solution to the next. What I found intriguing is the way you used to plan the aisle visits. I remember my struggles with my toddlers whilst shopping, so well done.

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  3. Ok, I am in awe of the fact that you can plan meals for the week. I am terrible at that. I just make sure certain staples are on hand and wing it from there. Love this slice because I can really sense your joy re the time saved!

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  4. Perfect! I hate using my weekend time to go grocery shopping… I try to do it super early in the morning on Saturday — without my kids… but sometimes I just can’t make myself get out of the house early enough! I should totally do this… I know we have it at some of our local stores…

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  5. This is what I celebrate as well! I too am a major meal planner, aisle by aisle, day by day. I love having it all figured out. Having someone else shop? EVEN better! What an awesome way to spend time doing something else other than shopping for groceries. I’m so glad you were able to try this.

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  6. Sounds great, but my fear is will I like the produce someone else picks for me! I could totally use a break from grocery shopping after doing it for 45 years. I still haven’t mastered meal planning and sticking to the plan (that’s the hard part for me.) That’s a lot of hours you’ll save. Well done!

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  7. I don’t mean to gloat, but I am married to a chef. He plans, and cook, and grocery shops! Both of my kids have used the grocery delivery method at various times. I think it is brilliant! Your time is worth the money!

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  8. So glad that you loved picking up your groceries! It’s a game change and time saver in my opinion. Ironically, after my post this week, I was too slow at submitting my order for my preferred pick up time and I ended up venturing into the grocery store.

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  9. Mind. Blown! That sounds like such an amazing time saver. It’s fun how you wrote this–telling us what you used to do, and what you did differently. I’ve been working with my 4th graders on noticing changes in characters, and here it is in your story!

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