I‘m not really sure why I put off grocery shopping. But, I do.
You know the routine…make a mental list of what food is left in the house, realize that you can get through one more day if you use a little less milk in your cereal at breakfast, have half a pb&j on that heel of bread that you’re now so grateful you didn’t throw away for lunch, and treat your family to breakfast for dinner (eggs cooked any way they like them.)
But there comes a day when you can’t get by and you must go to the store. So, you run to the store to get a few essentials, (you’ll menu plan and do the real shopping later) and an hour and half later, you’ve blown your grocery budget with dinner only for the next three nights, milk, and bread for the kids lunches.
Last night was one of those nights. And I was kicking myself because I know better.
I am determined that my next grocery trip will be much more efficient.
Grocery Shopping Made Easy
~ Menu plan and write what grocery items you need. Having a list not only keeps you on task, but saves money. Shoppers without a least spend more money.
~Be familiar with the store. The produce section usually greets you at the door no matter where you shop. After that it’s anyone’s guess on which aisle you can find the tomato sauce. Knowing the layout of the store saves you so much time.
~ Know which days the store stocks the shelves. There is nothing more frustrating than an item you need being out of stock.
See you in class,