I’ve never really enjoyed grocery shopping. I think it’s the overwhelming amount of items to find and there is so many other things that I would rather spend my time doing! I like to keep the shopping trips easy and as fun as possible and get back to doing what I love. Here are my life hacks as it relates to grocery shopping.
I always make my list and weekly plan on the Friday before the weekend for the following week. It’s on my calendar so I don’t have to worry about when it will happen. I then know what I need to get when it comes time for the actual grocery trip. Most of the time I arrange to pick up my groceries on Sunday at some point and then again on Wednesday if I need fresh produce. If that’s not possible due to family activites or traveling I either pick them up Monday or have them delivered to Derek’s work and he brings them home. We live out in a rural area of town so if you are in town, you can have them delivered right to your doorstep!
To plan, I use Knock Knock pads’ ALL OUT OF pad and WHAT TO EAT pad. The All Out Of pad separates the store by zone and then provides suggested items in categories and blank lines for you to add additional items.
I then transfer the information from the What to Eat (meal plan) pad to a white erase meal plan board from Pottery Barn, hanging in our downstairs multippurpose room so everyone can see what we are having for dinner.
I also use Amazon for my regular household supplies. Subscribe and Save works great. Many of the items have a recommended amount of months to set delivery up for based on your household size. It’s easy to go in and change your quantities or a skip a month until you get the hang of what you use too. I used to go to Costco for all of it but now I’m finding that I like having many of these supplies delivered as it is a large time saver. If you prefer Costco, in some cities you can order Costco through Instacart. I also like Melaleuca and Scentsy as regular suppliers for additional household supplies. Below I will share my Amazon shopping guide and information about what I love to order on a subscription basis to keep things stocked and stress-free.