Whether it’s something just for us, or something for the kids, or something for the house – the tasks list goes on and on.
I remember when I was younger and I used to love accompanying my mom on her errands. Going to the grocery store, stopping by the laundromat, picking up medications at the pharmacy – these are all things that I thought were fun. Fun.
What in the world was I thinking?
I definitely know better now and my mom took great pleasure in saying “I told you so” when I complained about all the adulting I have to do.
While I may have rolled my eyes at most of her sage wisdom, there was one piece of advice my mom gave me that’s still in the back of my mind today: Stock up.
Stocking up is one of the easiest ways for busy moms to save time.
I wasn’t always a believer. Until I did a time audit years ago, I didn’t realize how much time I actually spent going to the store to grab things that I could have just stocked up on.
Especially things like toilet paper. That’s one of the things that you know you’re going to use all the time.
Who wants to run to Walmart 2-3 times in a week when you can just go once and have enough to last for a little longer? Not me.
That time can be better spent on other things instead of sitting in the car, waiting at red lights, walking around the store, etc.
With six people living in my house, toilet paper is certainly the one thing we use more than anything else.
I keep all the bathrooms stocked. And I have extra in hidden places – just in case 😉
Running out is the thing that nightmares are made of. No, seriously. It’s one of my irrational fears.
I don’t ever want to know what it’s like to be out of this one necessity at a time I need it most.
That’s why I love stocking up on Cottonelle CleanCare Mega Rolls. Thankfully, there is a Walmart 5 minutes away from my house. But I still don’t want to spend more time than I need to running back and forth.
So I usually go once a week and grab a couple of packs so I know that’s done and I won’t have to think about it again until next week. And the best part, 1 mega roll = 4 regular rolls. It’s a true win-win.
Things that can be done less or things can be done once instead of twice are those things that will help you save a lot of time in the long run.
So the next time you’re thinking of ways to save time, consider cutting back the number of trips you make to the store by stocking up on things you use daily and will always need, like toilet paper.
You can even try a service like Walmart Grocery Pick-up to save even more time! I love being able to just grab and go – without walking all over the store. Grocery pick-up is one of the best inventions for us busy moms (Click here to see if they have it in your area).
I want to hear from you!
Do you like to save time by stocking up on the necessities? Please let me know by joining the discussion in the comments section below.