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I’d love to say I’m out there supporting my local shops when I buy my groceries and I do support the local butcher and fruit and veg shops but when it comes to the rest of my weekly shopping I order it all online on a Sunday evening to be delivered on a Tuesday morning.
Setting up your online shopping
Okay, so I’ll be honest I put off online grocery shopping for ages. I’d had a look at the process and it seemed hard work. But once I took the plunge I couldn’t believe how easy it is. The first order will take longer to set up but after that it’s a doddle and a weeks shop takes me about 5-10 minutes now unless I want to browse around.
Now I use Tesco, so I’m not 100% sure how other companies operate but I think they’re all pretty much the same. Each week your favourites or usual items will be saved for you to refer to each week. If you’re anything like me then your weekly shop will be pretty much the same each week with a few exceptions. Over the course of a few weeks pretty much everything you buy on a normal shop will be in your saved list. So it’s the equivalent of having a supermarket that only sells the items you buy. It’s brilliant. No distractions and it’s all so quick and easy.
Save time and money
Since I started online shopping I have saved a considerable amount of money and time. I’m not tempted to buy things just because they look yummy in the shop. I stick to my list much better. I find it much easier to plan my meals.
I order on a Sunday evening, but I can add to my shopping right up until Monday evening for delivery on Tuesday morning.
No queuing and no kids
Two things that are sure to send me crazy. I hate queuing and as much as I love my son, shopping with him is a nightmare. I always get home without half of the things I wanted and a load of things I had no intention of buying.
Taking both of these things out of the equation saves time and my sanity.
And just to finish off, the delivery arrives at my door. They’ll even bring it straight to your kitchen if you want. It takes me just a few minutes to have everything away.
So you’re saving time getting to the supermarket, queuing and unpacking.
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