Time Saving Shopping Tips

I am so pleased to be bringing you a guest post from a friend of mine, Aurelia Williams.  I am part of her Journey to Joy blog tour this week.  She is an inspiring and genuine woman and I am proud to know her.  You can find her great insight and tips at her website.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day – no more, no less, yet time is the one precious commodity that everyone has a problem using wisely. However, there are several ways you can make the most of the time you spend shopping so that you can accomplish a lot, yet still manage to have some free time to do things that you enjoy.

Make it a habit to write a daily list of things to do and things you need. Life gets so busy sometimes especially for moms, you will find it most helpful to have those lists handy. Save extra trips to the store by having a list of necessary items in hand. You can also map and plan your time so you can run all your errands at once to help avoid driving back and forth. In addition, try to shop later in the evening or early morning when the stores are less busy. There is no need to waste an hour standing in line when you can do something more productive with that time. Or try shopping online. Nowadays you can purchase just about everything online, including food items.

Plan your meals ahead of time. You can use a blank monthly or weekly calendar to plan your meals for the upcoming week, making it easier to come up with a shopping list based on the meals. Keep your planned meals posted on the refrigerator door so you know what needs to be prepared. Sometimes it may be tempting to stray from the planned meals, but do your best to stick to it – you will save lots of money and time when you do.

If space for groceries is not an issue, plan to shop in bulk. This will allow you to save time because you will not have to run to the grocery store every week or two. You will also save money because buying in bulk costs less in the long run.

Applying the tips mentioned above will definitely help you save time shopping and free up time to enjoy your family a little bit more.

About Aurelia

Aurelia Williams is a certified Life Coach and author of Journey To Joy, a clear-cut step-by-step action guide to help you claim the happiness.

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  1. I'm loving this stop of my Blog tour. The site is wonderful and filled with great tips. Thanks for reading everyone!

  2. Check out this site i used called offerssupermarket.co.uk its really good for searching for those items you need and it searches the lowest price for you.. its ace!


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