Less than 1% of the world actually enjoys grocery shopping…it’s science…

Ok so maybe that statistic is a little bit of an exaggeration, but really, who enjoys crowded isles, road rage filled parking lots, checking expiration dates, squeezing fruits, or checking for broken eggs? And don’t even get me started on all the crazy people!

There are a few things you can do to get yourself in and out, safely and sanely. They will save you time, and hopefully a little money!

1. Make a list

1408490788_13This seems like a given, but making a very detailed list, even down to the brands of the products you plan on purchasing can drastically save you time at any supermarket. Stick to this list! Resisting impulse buys will save money, and probably keep junk food out of your cart and belly.

But don’t just use paper and pen! This is the age of smartphones, and toilet seats that automatically go down for heavens sake!

2. Use tools!

Take your smartphone with you! Apps like Evernote are awesome for creating a grocery list. You can create your list at home, and with Evernote just add a checkbox next to each item and check them off as you go. checkbox

3.  Work together!

Don’t let your spouse just sit home and wait for yummy goodness to arrive! Two shoppers are better than one! Have one push the cart and read off the Evernote list, or put the cart in a central location and both of you can split up for optimum efficiency!team work (3)

4.  Hire someone else to do it!Dark ninja courier light blue180px

This is the absolute best way to save time, money, and sanity! Grocery shoppers are no longer a service that only the rich can afford! They are now an every man service! All you have to do is write a shopping list, and they take care of the rest! BOOM! Magic food directly to your door! So next time you’re thinking “should we just order pizza?” REMEMBER a grocery delivery service can bring you not only pizza, but also ice cream, fresh produce, toothpaste, paper towels, and a DVD to watch with dinner!

Grocery shopping doesn’t have to be terrible, but it does have to get done.