Knowing what to buy before grocery shopping has its own benefits.
Here are a few reasons why you should create a shopping list before going to the supermarket or shopping for groceries online:
It saves time and energy
When you create a shopping list before buying your family's essentials, you may save a lot of time and energy. You do not have to go through every aisle just trying to remember if you have that certain item at home or not. Or if you are shopping online, it will save you time from having to browse long hours just to get your groceries.
It helps you take control
Having a grocery list means you have to plan your meals ahead of time to know what you will be needing in the following days, including your laundry essentials and toiletries will be planned. It will also help you focus while shopping and improve your memory. Overall, having a shopping list will make you feel like you have control over your life for a couple of days – or at least until the next grocery run.
It helps you stick to your budget
Knowing what you will be buying will help you stick to your budget because you know that another item bought that is not on your list will mean that you will exceed your budget.
Now that you know the importance of having a list, how do you create one that will help you not just in shopping but planning your week ahead?
First, write down the days for the next two weeks or month, depending on your budget, and then indicate your family's meal plan. This way you can check out what ingredients you have at home and what you will be needing.
Then add to the list household items that you might need or run out of such as shampoo, conditioner, detergent, fabric conditioner, toilet paper, skin care and beauty products, female sanitary products, etc. Make sure that you have checked every part of your home to check what you need before heading out to the grocery store or ordering online.
Knowing what you will buy will help save travel expenses and energy from having to shop multiple times.
To make your shopping list extraordinary, consider shopping not only for yourselves but shopping while giving to others in need.
The Shop2Give Together campaign of Unilever allows shoppers to shop for daily essentials such as: shampoo, conditioner, fabric conditioner and a lot more for themselves and their family while also donating to children whose educational needs have been hampered by the current health situation
and communities under the care of UNICEF.
The campaign allows customers to purchase Unilever items on July 18 up to 50% discount on Lazada, get free shipping, discounts, and exclusive deals while a portion of the sales will be donated to UNICEF to help support out-of-school children and families in need.
So, do not forget to shop at Lazada for Unilever products on July 18, to participate in the Shop2Give Together campaign and turn your ordinary shopping list to an extraordinary, life changing shopping list.
To be part of Unilever's Shop2Give Together campaign, visit their Lazada store: Homecare, Beauty, Foods.
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