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The most time consuming chore is with my food and meals. I plan out my menu, make a grocery list, shop for food, then make each meal. It probably is yours too. Here are a few tricks so to help you save some time so you can move on the better things (like laundry)! 🙂
Keep a running grocery list on your phone . You probably have it on you most of the time anyway so it’s easy. Just grab it and type out something when you run out.
Keep your menu on your phone. If you think of something to make or see a recipe, you can write it down. Go ahead and add the ingredients to your grocery list too. You can do this while sitting at soccer practice.
Try online grocery shopping. There are several places in my area that shop for you and have a convenience fee, but my Walmart has started doing it for free and it’s awesome! I go online and buy all my groceries and then choose a pickup time (usually the same day). I save so much time (and money) by doing it all online. You can go through your favorites and click the things you buy every week. I also use Amazon Prime Pantry sometimes too. I use that more for my staple items. I think there is a sale going on now too.
When you do go to the grocery store, go to the same one. You get to know your grocery store and what aisle things are on. Have you ever been to a store you normally don’t go to and look for marshmallows or lemon juice in a bottle? They put them in weird spots. You’ll know where everything is and avoid backtracking.
I don’t clip coupons. I realized when I was clipping coupons I was just buying the item because it was a good deal. We eat healthier without me doing that. I spent so much time clipping and organizing them and it just wasn’t worth my time in the long run.
Keep your pantry and refrigerator clean. If it’s packed full of half eaten meals and things are just stuffed in, then you’ll spend a lot of time cleaning up and looking for things and buying things you already have.
What time savers do you have that I can try out??
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