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Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I don't like grocery shopping when the store is too empty. I feel so rushed when I get to the check out and there is no one in front of me and and I can't put the groceries up as fast as the checker is scanning them. I like to organize my groceries into frozen, fridge and other on the belt.

Yes, I know how that sounds, but I do it because I have two "cold bags" and I prefer if they fill each of those with the items that need to be cold and then use the regular bags for the rest. I am pretty sure it doesn't actually make a diffence to the food for the short trip home, but it does make it easier to unpack when I get home. I have two bags of "must do" and the rest I can put away a little later.

Why wait until later? Well, I often grocery shop with the kids between activites (to save time and gas, I do things while I am out), and I sometimes have to run home, drop things off (putting the cold stuff away) and then head back out the door. I have it down to about 1 hour/1 hour 15 minutes from the time I enter the store until the time I leave the house after dropping things off.

Insane, I know - but there is something fun about trying to "beat the clock". Can you tell I am a competitive person?


TheRandells said...

Here's a tip - ask the cashier if he/she wouldn't mind waiting until you get things organized. I used to be a cashier at Shaws and people did that all the time. I do it now too because I am neurotic like that ;-) It actually makes it easier for the bagger too (if there is one). Good luck!

Alison Taber said...

Ha! I do the same thing! Taught to me by my mother. I feel rushed too when there is no one in front of me. I think I will take amy's advice and ask for them to wait next time. Good tip

Kristin said...

I am so glad I am not the only one! Of course now that I have posted this I will probably always have a long line to wait in :) Thanks for the advice!