How much is your time worth?
Seriously. Most delivery fees are not much more the the price of a coffee or two.
•How much time does it take you to load the kids in the car or hand them off to someone else, unload them, load them, and then unload them again?
•How much time do you spend wandering aisles?
•How much money do you waste on impulse buys? (It’s probably more than a delivery fee!)
•How much stress do you feel navigating crowded aisles? Chasing toddlers? Dealing with meltdowns? Rushing to the potty?
You get the idea.
Busy mamas, you really don't need to go the store.
Just because your mom spent her weekends shopping doesn’t mean you need to.
If you live somewhere with reasonable delivery fees, free in-store pickup, or free car delivery, use the service. Pay the fee. Put money into the shopper and/or delivery drivers’ pocket. Feel good about it.
PS If you think shopping is fun, I challenge you to find a hobby instead. (Gardening, anyone?)
Where are you and what are your favorite affordable delivery services?
I'm a teacher, mama, and mentor. I created the You Before School e-course and more. I'm here to encourage and share self-efficacy skills for women.