Happy Tuesday, friends!
Okay, today, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to take my first ever survey 🙂 .
I haven’t done that, right? I don’t think so…I think this is a first!
I get emails every day asking about how I meal plan…which tells me that we’re all in the same boat. We’re all trying to figure out how to get dinner on the table for our families while also juggling work, school, laundry, homework, sports, laundry, speech (or other therapies), laundry, cleaning, laundry and other stuff you do as a mom. I did a post last year where I laid out how I meal plan. You can read it HERE. I read back over it and basically, I still do everything just the same. Today, I’m going to poll you guys on how you meal plan/what your week looks like because I thought it would be fun to see the results. Are we doing it just the same or a little different? We shall find out!
This is how I feel about grocery shopping with all my kids during the week 🙂 .
Now, one thing has changed since my post last year. My favorite grocery store (the one that is right by my house) now has grocery pickup, so I head there instead of Walmart plus, for $9.99, they deliver groceries too. What? What? Yes! I don’t do it all the time, but sometimes (like when Ashby had surgery and I didn’t want to make her get in the car), I have them bring me my groceries. They walk them all the way into my house and place them on the kitchen counter. #amen
Where was this when I had two babies at home?! Oh my word! I remember back in the day when I had a brand new baby and a 16 month old and was trying to grocery shop at the same time (there was no room for groceries because they took up all the cart room. Ha!). I would have looooooooved that back then. Friends tell me that so many other stores do this too like Costco. What? Yes! Plus, I have friends who get their groceries delivered from Amazon as well. After today’s survey, if you have other tips like this, PLEASE SHARE in the comment section.
Now, one thing I’m doing differently now is that since my grocery store has grocery pickup, I save my favorite/most used items in a list on their site instead of having an actual piece of paper with my favorite things written on it. This way, when it’s time for me to shop, I can just open that list online and start adding things to my cart that I need (those typical items like milk, paper towels, cereal, strawberries, etc. that we buy every single week). This saves me so much time when ordering my groceries to be picked up!!
One last little tip…whenever we travel, I place my grocery order before I leave for either the day we get home or the next morning. I go in and complete my order and pick a future pick up date (like when we get back home), so that after our trip, my grocery shopping is basically done. All I have to do is swing by and grab them. We’ve even done this on the way home from the airport before! Easy as that!! (Because it’s so hard to come home from a trip, tired, with loads of laundry to do and no food to eat.) Before grocery pickup existed, I would write out my grocery list and have it on my desk ready to go after a trip. So, even if I had to go to the store and shop, at least I was already organized with my meal plan and list for the week.
Okay, the survey is below! I’m so curious to see what we all do!! Don’t forget, to check out my Meal Planning Post from last April, click HERE, and comment to share your favorite meal planning/grocery shopping tips! Happy Tuesday! xo