Grocery shopping can be tedious for the number of things that is required. Vegetables, fruits, home essentials, spices and the list is endless. So here is a guide to simplify your shopping and make it lighter on your pocket too.
1. Do an audit - At the end of every month, check your grocery cupboards and make a list of things you require. Slash down the ones which your family aren't fond of. Things which you use on a daily basis like rice, wheat flour, lentils can be on a higher side, it doesn't perish. Vegetables and fruits needs more thought here. Buy enough to take you for a week to ten days. You don't want to waste.
2. Shop alone - Once you have your list in place, go ahead to shop. I suggest shopping alone since you know what is required. Your spouse can down size the list while your kids can make it longer! If you don't like to shop alone, choose smart.
3. Buy in bulk - Buying in bulk always saves money but consider this only for non-perishable items.