Oh man. Have I told you how much happier of a Mum I am since doing all of my grocery shopping online? I haven’t?? Well I certainly am!
Gone are the days of “can I have this” “Can I have that” whinge, whine, moan, sulk…. Gone are the days of grumpy lil’ 2 year olds saying… “I want to go home…” or “Cuddle me Mummy” because I have been taking too long in the aisles. Gone are the days of trying to just “rush in and rush out” and then bumping into at least 4 people each trip who I actually have to stop and have a talk to…(can’t just bump them off).
Online shopping … How much I adore thee… How I have longed for you, long before I discovered you… and how I cannot live without thee any more!! (a bit over the top and dramatic I know, but so so true!).
I don’t get my groceries delivered as it costs an extra $25 odd dollars, so for an extra $3, I just pick up between a specified time…(or hubby picks them up after work). I like to write our personal shopper a little note when ordering online like “Thanks for being my hands today and picking all my goodies out” and every single time I get a really nice handwritten note on my receipt like “you’re so welcome…have a great week/weekend” etc … It’s a really nice personal touch!
If you don’t already do it, I would totally recommend it… particularly good when you have visitors coming and the cupboards are empty, but you have other engagements the next day and can’t go shopping (like in person). You can go to your appointment/engagement, and then just pick up your groceries…shoot home and unpack!! PERFECT!! Also perfect when you have kids who cringe when they see you pull in to the supermarket carpark (both of mine do this!!).
I love too, that you can save certain lists… I have a “big shop” list and a “in between shops standard list with all our regularly required items on it and other little lists like “school luch top up” “birthdays/celebrations” list with lots of goodies and fattening sugary cavity making food!!! Lol.
Anyway!!… That’s me, a little less stressed these days and happier, and definitely with happier kids because of it!! ;)