Grocery Shop in 34 Minutes
Most of us spend more than an hour grocery shopping
. Here's how to cut that time in half.
Stop Writing a Shopping List the Way You Always Have
You already know not to set foot in the store without a written plan of everything you need. But if your crib sheet reads something like, "milk/chicken/broccoli/pasta/yogurt/avocado," you're going to be spending extra time darting from aisle to aisle and back again. Taking 60 seconds before you leave home to rewrite your list so that it's sorted by section is one of the easiest ways to streamline your shopping—and to get in and out minutes faster. Or, use one of the many grocery-list apps, such as Pepperplate
, which do the sorting for you—and have other helpful features, including one that removes an item from the list as soon as you tap on it, so by the time you're finished shopping, the list is clear.