Save Time at The Grocery Store

When you take the time to streamline recurring tasks, your efforts repay you many times over. For most of us, tasks like grocery shopping are on our agenda at least once a week, and often more. So just think of how much time you could save (and invest in a more enjoyable activity) if you optimize your grocery shopping process! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Create a grocery list template sorted in aisle order. This will prevent back-tracking while shopping.
2. Shop for a week’s worth of groceries at a time. While your weekly trip may take longer than several shorter trips, you’ll still come out ahead time-wise—especially when you factor in drive time.
3. Limit distractions while shopping. Distractions and interruptions make any task take longer than it has to be—and grocery shopping is no exception. If you have someone who can watch your children, consider shopping kid-free (you’ll save some money, too!). And turn off your cell phone so you can focus on the task at hand.

Look at how your grocery shopping process is costing you time over and over again, and then look for simple solutions to save that time (over and over again!).

Happy organizing (and happy shopping!)