𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁?
How many of you go to the supermarket without a list? Raise hands. Ok good.
How many of you make a list and then leave it on the counter?
How many of you make a list, take the list with you and then ignore the list?
How many of you go to the supermarket when you are hungry?
If you've answered yes to one or all of the above then I would suggest you continue reading below👇👇👇.
𝓣𝓸𝓹 7 𝓣𝓲𝓹𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓖𝓻𝓸𝓬𝓮𝓻𝔂 𝓢𝓱𝓸𝓹𝓹𝓲𝓷𝓰
𝘋𝘖 𝘕𝘖𝘛 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘺. That negates the list you've made, negates any rational you might use if you didn't remember your list and it will end up costing you twice what you had planned on spending. Why? Because when you shop while you're hungry everything looks good and you justify it by saying your house is absolutely void of food.
I went grocery shopping while I was hungry. Not a good idea. I now own everything in aisle 5. What is edamame? I'm sure it will taste good in cheese sauce.
𝗥𝘂𝗹𝗲 # 2...
𝘈𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘨𝘰 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 (see rule #3). Period. A list keeps you sane - you don't wander around aimlessly for hours; reduces your food bill - you don't end up buying things you don't need or worse yet buying things you already have; helps to reduce repeated trips to the store because you forgot something.
"These days my idea of living dangerously is going grocery shopping without a list." ~ PictureQuotes.com
𝘒𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘢 "𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨" 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥. As soon as something runs out, add it to the list. If it's almost done, add it to the list. Get everyone in your household involved in this process, especially when it comes on to personal items etc. Once you decide that you're going shopping, do a quick scan of your inventory, amend the list if necessary and off you go...all organized and ready to make grocery shopping fun and stress-free.
𝘒𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘣𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘥. If you develop the habit of always keeping your refrigerator and cupboards organized then it makes it so much easier to see exactly what you already have, what is almost finished and what is finished. Better yet, once an item is finished or nearly finished you can add it to your running grocery list (see rule #3), that way you won't forget it on your next grocery shopping day.
Keeping your cupboards and refrigerator organized greatly reduces spoilage.
𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘴. I find that many of us (yes me included) tend not to plan our meals. However, I find that when I do, not only does my life suddenly become so much easier, but it helps me to plan my grocery list better and I end up using items before they go bad. Try it!
𝘊𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵'𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶. Now this may sound odd, true, however it actually works if you schedule a day and time to go to the supermarket. It is less stressful because you would have already planned for it and over time you will figure out which time and day works best based on where you shop; you won't feel rushed - you've allotted the time; you will remember your grocery bags (see rule #7); you'll get to know your supermarket better - which makes shopping quicker.
𝘗𝘶𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘣𝘢𝘨𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦. How many times have you gone to the supermarket and then said to yourself, "oh shook's I forgot the bags again!" Point made. That's it. If you practice rule #6, it also makes this rule easier to remember.
𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕'𝒔 𝑰𝒕 𝑭𝒐𝒍𝒌𝒔! My top 7 tips. What are some of the tips you use when grocery shopping or preparing to go grocery shopping? What are your tips? Feel free to share in the comments below.
"𝑶𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒑𝒂𝒄𝒆; 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒊𝒑 𝒂𝒕 𝒂 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆." #Thankmelater
Oh, one last thing, DO NOT EVER tell yourself that you are going to the supermarket to pick up JUST ONE item. IT DOES NOT WORK.
Check out Zen Habits, 50 Tips for Grocery Shopping
Blessings, Love & Light.