Over the past few months, my husband and I have been experimenting with a new method of grocery shopping.
Since we do the bulk of our grocery shopping once a month, our trips to the grocery store tend to take us an hour and a half, at least. We each push a cart and fill them to the top before proceeding to the checkout. It's always a necessary but arduous process.
Or I should say, it WAS an arduous process. Not anymore. Now we tag-team grocery shop. We've always shopped with a detailed grocery list broken down into departments. One day, we were in a hurry and Eric asked me what he could go get. I rattled off some items and he went and got them. Then we met up and he went off in search of a few more things. We realized this was a genius idea!
When we did our monthly shopping this month, our jaws hit the floor when we realized we were out of the store in 40 minutes. Seriously. We were stocked for the month and on our way in just over half and hour. We were shocked.
This tag team approach definitely works for us. We each take two kids and a portion of the grocery list and get to work. I love it!
I realize grocery shopping with a spouse isn't an option for everyone, but if you think you could make this tag-team approach work for you, it's definitely worth trying out!
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