How to Grocery Shop to Save Time and Money

Hello, friends!

I don’t know about you, but I find grocery shopping to be a very stressful endeavor a lot of the time! I’m trying to be more organized about this whole process and a smart shopper, especially since I’m buying food for a family of seven!

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Here are some of my time-saving tips for when you’re shopping at the supermarket. They’ll save you money and your sanity!

Shopping Guide

It all starts with a shopping list that’s actually a map of the store. This way you’ll know exactly which sections you’ll be walking through in what order (ex. produce, meat, dairy, etc.). This can help you make a mental checklist of what you’ll need in all of those categories by checking with inventory at your house before you even get in the car! And, when you get home, you’ll hopefully have each food group in separate bags, making it easy to put them away after the store!

What are your tips and tricks when it comes to saving time at the grocery store? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you fellow Mamas out there!   

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  • Katie Morison

    Great advice!

  • Mark

    I do all the shopping in our family!

  • LoriS

    I have that problem also, always forgetting to pick up something in a section I was in earlier and having to run back to get something. I try to make a list before I go, or at least gather up the coupons I know I’ll need and paper clip them together with my list, along with some “optional” coupons for things I don’t necessarily need right away but will buy if there is a store sale going on that I can combine with the coupon.

    • Lori — you are more organized than me, you should be doing this! Weds night before Thanksgiving was a nightmare for me, if I don’t really have a plan, I can barely make it through the store!

  • sharon

    That is exactly what I attempt to do all the time. Keyword here is attempt…..I always forget items even though I do categorize my lists. I end up leaving out a key ingredient here and there and have to make a second trip to the supermarket almost always!

  • Kathy

    I love the last tip! I wanted to say that I used to orgranize my groceries by bags and boxes when I unloaded the groceries but it is helpful when all your freezer and canned goods are together., that way if you are in a hurry you can drop your canned goods and put them up later and just put away your perishable items.

    Personally, I am not good with maps lol so I am not sure if I coud do this, but I do make a list of what I need by sections and that is how I have my coupons organized so and when I make my list out I mark that I have a coupon to make sure I use it.

  • The winner of this giveaway is Lori — thanks for your great tips! Lori, we’ll reach out to you about your prize.