Every once in a while, we are pushed to do things we don’t normally do. For some of us, doing the groceries is something that is way outside our comfort zones. The reality is that there will be people who are totally clueless when it comes to buying groceries.
Especially during this pandemic, it is important to make the most out of grocery trips. You’ll want to be in and out of the store as fast as you can like a real supermarket pro to avoid risks to yourself and your family.
Here are some tips to help you be a better grocery shopper in the new normal:
1. Write down a carefully-planned grocery list
To make the most out of each grocery trip, you’ll have to step up your planning. That means listing what you need to buy and estimating the volume – within your budget, of course – in order to prolong the time it takes until your next grocery trip. You may have to calculate more thoroughly than usual, but if it means being able to do more physical distancing and reducing the risk of contracting the virus, it is all for the better.
2. Go extra early or during off-peak hours to avoid crowds
Many people will be thinking the same thing and this will be harder than it sounds, but you should try to avoid times when the supermarket has more people. While stores will enforce a maximum capacity limit, you’ll still want to avoid people as much as you can. Try to go extra early so that stock doesn’t run out on you, or figure out the times when there are fewer people in the store—and of course, don’t forget your protective gear.
3. Make a list of “plan B” items
Sometimes, no matter how carefully you plan, there may be some items and products that are out of stock. You should be ready with a quick replacement so that you don’t spend too much time in the supermarket looking for one.
Fortunately, there’s always something that works, such as your trusted kitchen and cooking partners from NutriAsia, which have been delicious staples of households for decades. In the company’s latest video, a clueless dad calls up his son to ask for his help in preparing a special meal to surprise Mom, and the resulting adventure is nothing short of adorable, thanks to the help of some handy NutriAsia products like the UFC Spaghetti Supreme Pack. You can watch the video here.