Grocery shopping is actually something that I enjoy. I find it very therapeutic to walk slowly up and down the aisles planning meals and searching for deals. For those of you with young ones at home, you may know that shopping with my children doesn't exactly look like that.
My children have wonderful imaginations. It is truly a blessing, but sometimes it can make grocery shopping...interesting. The local Food Lion turns into a dance stage or a living video game, or a bad guy infested street. I'm sure that we have amused many a shopper on our weekly trips.
These trips to the grocery store take about 2 hours and are emotionally and physically draining. So many of them end with everyone in a bit of a cranky mood...and then I get home and I realize I forgot something because my thought process got interrupted due to the need to ask one of my children to stop twirling and leaping down the aisle...or asking another to please get up and walk instead of crawling...and, no we're not going to be buying goldfish crackers today...please stop pressing buttons on the lottery ticket machines....EVERYONE NEEDS TO PUT A HAND ON THE CART....5, 4, THREE, 2....thank you. Does this sound familiar? If it does (and even if it doesn't) I want to share with you something that has changed the way my weekends work. WALMART GROCERY PICK UP!
I'm going to be 100% honest, I've never been a huge fan of Walmart. Since I graduated college I have worked hard to avoid it (Target coming to town definitely made that easier). It can be crowded and there is so much stuff. And so many people. And whoever planned the parking lot for the shopping center our Walmart didn't do a great job. But, about a year ago a new Walmart Market came to town. And a few months ago, it started offering grocery pick up. And it is amazing.
Here's how it works. You go to grocery.walmart.com. They'll prompt you to put in your zip code to check and see if you have a Walmart near you that offers grocery pick up services (my fingers are crossed for you!) If they do and you already have a Walmart online account you use that sign in. If you don't have an online account through Walmart, it is easy to set one up.
Once you have an account you shop. Use the menu to shop by store section or the search bar to shop for what you're looking for. They have price breakdowns too right there so you can compare how much per fluid oz and make sure that you're getting the best deal for your money.
My Homemaker hat
I imagined that I would be like June Cleaver, only work outside the house and maybe get caught vacuuming in heels and pearls a little less often. Turns out I'm a little more like a mix of June Cleaver and Frankie Heck...most days it feels like I've got more Frankie going on than June. I'm definitely a work in progress. :)