3 time-saving tips to shorten your next grocery store trip

January 30, 2015

Make your next trip to the grocery store shorter and more efficient with these time-saving tips.

3 time-saving tips to shorten your next grocery store trip

If you're a busy person, you probably don't want to waste precious moments of your day wandering up and down the aisles of your grocery store.

Unless you switch to expensive delivery, you're unlikely to be able to enjoy fresh food without the trip.

1. Have a game plan

A plan will make you much more likely to shop effectively. Before you head into the grocery store, do your research.

  • Make a grocery list, and split it up by section, grouping vegetables with vegetables, meats with meats, etc.
  • Gather any applicable coupons, and take a look at the store's flyer to decide whether you want to buy sale items.

2. Get time-savvy

Slow-moving customers and a packed store are an efficient grocery shopper's worst enemies. In order to cut down on frustration and make sure your trip is as short as possible, plan your trip with care.

  • It's usually best to visit the grocery store early in the morning or late in the evening. Shopping at the right time can help you avoid in-aisle traffic jams and ensure that you get in, get out and get on with your life.
  • Shopping at non-standard times also helps you avoid traffic jams while driving, making for a calmer and more focused trip.

3. Stand in the correct line

Do you know how to choose the shortest line at the grocery store? The right line can make the difference between a swift grocery-store strike and a frustrating time-wasting trip.

  • Be sure to choose the right line by following some mathematical advice: the best grocery line is the one with the fewest people in it.
  • That's right: although you may be tempted to go behind the person with the fewest groceries, you have no way of knowing what payment method they will choose or how long it will take them to close their transaction.
  • It is more efficient to choose the line with the fewest people instead.

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