Regarding shopping for everyday needs, everyone has their own priorities and budget. Although all have the same intention to save money, there are just ‘interesting’ things that make you buy items that are less needed. In addition to wasted time, expenses also increase for things you don’t prioritize.
Make a grocery list
This is the first thing to do if you intend to shop efficiently. In addition to getting a picture of the estimated expenditure, by making a grocery list you can save time shopping. No need to go around supermarket aisle while wondering what items will you buy.
Shopping on weekdays
Avoid shopping on weekends if you want to more freely choose which items best suit your needs. Shopping on weekdays also keeps you from long lines when paying at the cashier.
Avoid carrying children while shopping
Foods favored by children are usually placed on low shelves that are easily accessible to children. So that you can better control spending when shopping, you should avoid carrying children.
Pay attention to items that have been discounted
Discounted goods give you the opportunity to save money, but look at the quality again. Because items that have been discounted usually have decreased in quality.
Directly go to the shelf that is needed
Daily food items such as eggs and rice are usually located at the back of the supermarket. Go directly to the shelf where the product is on your list. Dropping into another hallway before your list is finished will only increase your time and expenses for less.
Buy in season
For fruits and vegetables, you should choose the season. The reason is because the fruits and vegetables that are available season is abundant, so it is fresher and also the price is cheaper.
Before paying, check your shopping again if anyone has not entered your shopping cart or there are other items that you do not need.