Tuesday Tip: Limit Grocery Shopping Trips


I don’t think this will be a surprise to many, but you can save yourself a lot of time and money if you can try to do your grocery shopping just one or two times a month.  Save time by not having to get out as much.  Save money by not paying for gas in addition to not picking up extra items you see each time you enter the grocery store.

shopping cart with food

This may seem impossible if you’re not in the habit of doing it, but for a year now, my family has been doing it and it really works.  I make my list for the entire month, keeping in mind if I have any special events I will need to take a dish to.  By the time I’m ready to checkout, I can barely see over the heap of food in my cart, but it is so worth it.  If I find I’ve forgotten anything or we think of something else we need that month, my husband is able to get those few items on his lunch break.


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