You know it’s coming. The bananas have been gone for days, you’re using the last of the fresh vegetables on dinner tonight. The milk is running low, the bread is just a bag of crumbs now and you can hear an echo when you call into the fridge–you need to go grocery shopping. It’s time, Mama. You can’t hodgepodge together one more meal from the pantry and freezer. Get the car keys, grab the kids, you’ve got this.
Alleviate the stress and trauma that shopping with children often brings, and check out these amazing grocery store hacks for moms! They will surely make your grocery shopping experience less of a mission: impossible and more of a breezy outing.
Grocery Store Hacks:
No need to park by the entrance, park closest to a cart corral.
Put a cut pool noodle over the germ-infested cart handle. It doubles as safety bumper, too!
Stick to the perimeter of the grocery store to avoid snacks and sweets (and pleas for snacks and sweets.)
Ask butchers to trim fat and cut meat into usable portions.
Don’t waste valuable cart space with your purse or diaper bag, tie it to the cart handle with a plastic bag from the produce section.
Use twisty ties to occupy 3+ year olds.
Make a cheerio necklace to avoid embarrassing snack spills.
Don’t skimp on items to use the express lane–statistically, the wait is the same as the regular line!
Ask for frozen and cold items to be packed together in a distinct bag so you’ll know to unload that first.
For easier hauling, keep a laundry basket in the trunk of your car.
Dedicate a bin in the fridge to foods that need to be eaten soon.
Open both ends of your 12-pack of canned soda and push it through on the fridge shelf.
Use binder clips to hang open freezer bags from the shelf in the freezer.
And there you have it–grocery hacks for moms! Shop on, Mama friends, fill your pantry and feed your people like a pro!
Watch the Hacks in Action
Watch the video below to see all of the hacks in action! Visualize the success and commit it to memory!