So in order to save time, money, and effort I am now buying some things online. Most of our grocery bill is fresh produce, so I like to see it for myself and choose the best quality. But things that are non-perishable or that are at least shelf stable, I do not need to inspect so closely. Plus, Amazon has a subscribe-and-save option on some of their offerings, so you can have some of your supplies delivered automatically on a regular basis. For example, I do a lot of baking, and go through A LOT of bread and pastry flour. Not having to lug it home on top of everything else helps.
Also, a few things my husband pointed out:
1. The less we go into the grocery store for these things, the less we are tempted to buy stuff not on the list.
2. This is mostly stuff not grown locally, so we are cutting out the middle man and some of the transport involved. We are also saving money we can put towards food that IS grown locally.
Old Fashioned Oats
Steel Cut Oats
Dr Bronners Liquid Castile Soap
Dr Bronners Soap Bars
Cacao powder (raw)
Yeast for baking
Peanut Butter- crunchy
Pasta and pasta and more pasta
Whole Wheat Pasta, too
Mason Jars- quart size and pint size
Curly Hair Shampoo and Conditioner
Curly Hair Gel
Essential Oils- orange, peppermint, lavender, and tea tree
For the kids