Do you ever feel like you spend your life grocery shopping, only to come home with bags of less-than-healthy food and a shockingly expensive bill? We get it. Pick one or more of these tips to adopt, and you’ll be a smarter, healthier, and wealthier supermarket shopper in less time than it takes your kid to beg for the sugariest cereal on the shelves.
1. Use a smaller cart. It can be tempting to fill the cart to the brim. Using a smaller cart can prevent unnecessary overshopping.
2. Look around. The most expensive items tend to be placed at eye level. You may find better buys at the top and bottom of the shelves.
3. Stick to the list. When food shopping, always make a shopping list and commit to sticking to it. I suggest a self-imposed rule of no more than two food items not on the shopping list as last-minute indulgent purchases. If you tend to be sucked in by impulse buys during the shopping experience, you may find shopping from home a better option. It’s hard to be impulsive when the items aren’t right in front of you, tempting you!