I’ve had a grocery store “day” since I was an adult living on my own. I never even thought about it – it’s just something I did. But I’ve been surprised by the number of people who don’t have a “day” – they just go whenever they run out of food or when it fits their schedule.
Having a grocery store day can make meal planning and cooking much simpler. Here are some benefits I’ve discovered:
- I don’t have to think about when to go – it’s automatic because it’s the same time each week. When I’m scheduling appointments and activities, I don’t schedule anything at the time I normally go to the grocery store. Once in a while I have to go at a different time, but not very often.
- Going at the same time each week allows me to buy enough food to last until the next weekly trip. The only exception is fruit. I do have to make a mid-week trip to refill the fruit supply.
- I plan my meals for the whole week. I don’t have to try to figure out what to make for dinner and I know I have all the ingredients for everything on my list.
Having a grocery store “day” helps me be more organized and efficient. Give it a try and see if it helps you, too.