There are many tips and tricks for getting the most out of every busy day, but there’s one you might have dreamed about and then dismissed – get your groceries delivered. Think about the time savings: no more backtracking through the monster store to get the best deal or feeling guilty at the quick stop when you pay $1 more for something than it’s worth. Now think about how many times you handle EACH item. Once to put in the cart, once to get it on the belt. Now put it in the cart again and carry it to the car. Pick it up and get it in the back, drive it home and pick it up again to carry inside. You’re almost there – you only have to pick it up a minimum of 2 more times to actually use it!
My guess is that when you think about grocery delivery, you think of it as a luxury your grandmother wouldn’t approve. Here’s something to think about. In the days before TV ads convinced people that the perfect home had a woman standing inside with a mop and cleaner, keeping her shiny new appliances running, many homes took grocery delivery for granted.
Whether you manage your own home and household or pay someone else to do it, the time could be used most efficiently by having basic staples and supplies delivered. At the point of delivery you are so close to being ready to prepare a healthy meal, you might actually have the time and energy left to do it. Now let me tell you a little bit about PeaPod, a service that does just that.
PeaPod is available in areas across the country. You can select your grocery items and have them delivered for about $6.95. Depending on where you shop, that might be less than you’re paying for gas, not counting lost time. Your next question probably concerns the quality of what you’re choosing and having brought directly to your door.
PeaPod says they are picker than you when it comes to choosing groceries for your home. First, you control the ordering process, and second, they have no reason to bring you unsatisfactory food. PeaPod would like to keep you as a regular customer and the way to do that is to be more reliable than even your family members when it comes to running to the store for you.
I say for $6.95, you can afford to take a look. It might be the best timesaving tip you ever listened