Getting your food and household products from the grocery store doesn’t always have to be such a hassle. You can simplify your shopping and make your time at the store easier and more enjoyable by being smart with how you shop. Here are four tips that can help you while grocery shopping.
1. Use a Grocery List App
It is often difficult to read a grocery list that is written with bad handwriting on a crinkled, torn or wet piece of paper. A grocery store app can save you from this trouble by allowing you to write and view your grocery list digitally. The app can be downloaded to your mobile phone and show your list whenever you want to access it. Some apps let you organize foods on your list by category and even help you organize food and ingredients for recipes that are part of your meal plan.
2. Bring Your Own Grocery Bags
You can do some good for the environment by bringing your own reusable grocery store bags to our Vancouver grocery store instead of using plastic bags. Plus, you won’t have to worry about throwing away or recycling the disposable bags from the store if you use reusable bags from home. Some stores may even give you a small discount on your groceries if you bring your own bags.
3. Avoid Shopping When Hungry
Doing your grocery shopping on an empty stomach may cause you to buy more food than you need. The sights and smells of certain foods could cause you to make impulse purchases on items that aren’t on your list. You might also be tempted to buy sweets and other treats that aren’t as healthy for you if you shop while hungry.
4. Buy Fresh and Frozen Foods Last
If you plan to spend an extended amount of time in the store, you will want to buy your fresh and frozen foods last so that they don’t start to spoil or thaw too soon. Meat, dairy products and produce can lose their freshness quickly if they get too warm. Frozen meals that start to thaw because they’re outside of a freezer for a prolonged period often don’t cook or microwave as well and can lose their quality.
Famous Foods is a Vancouver grocery store where you can try out some of these tips the next time that you go grocery shopping. To learn more about the selections that Famous Foods offers, please visit www.famousfoods.ca.