If you had asked me three months ago what chore I would want to give up doing in a perfect world it would have definitely been grocery shopping. I’m a stay at home mom and I have three kids under the age of five. I love being a stay at home mom and I cheerfully accept the responsibility for the house and for the chores. But as any stay at home parent can tell you going to the grocery store with your kids is always chaos.
Just getting the kids washed, dressed, and out the door takes an hour, then there’s the actual shopping and the time it takes to get home and put everything away when you have three kids in tow. It can make going to the store to pick up something to support all day event. It’s the worst, and I know I’m not the only parent who feels that way.
What Lead Me To It
At first, when grocery stores started doing grocery pick up I thought that was fantastic. I still had to get everyone washed and dressed and out the door but at least I didn’t have to try and corral the kids and find all the grocery items I needed walking endlessly up and down crowded aisles apologizing constantly for my kids. But then I discovered Instacart and home grocery delivery and it has completely changed my life.
Instacart has an app that you can use on a phone, tablet or on a PC. And you can choose the stores that you want to shop from so you can pretty much have all your errands done by other people. And you can shop online at any time and schedule your delivery times. So now instead of having to spend the entire day running around with three children I can go online after they are in bed and shop for groceries, prescriptions and household items from the drugstore, and even shop the sales at our favorite warehouse store.
I’m In Love
Then I can schedule the delivery for the next day while the kids are napping. The friendly shoppers text me if they have any questions and when they are on the way so I know when to expect them. And I get an email from Instacart with a photo of my shopper so I know who to expect.
It’s amazing how much more quality time I have when I don’t have to deal with the horrors of grocery shopping with small children. If you have small children try grocery delivery. It’s totally worth the cost and lets me use my spy apps in peace!