grocery shopping

Maximize Your Grocery Shopping with Click & Carry!

We all do it. It’s a weekly thing. Or maybe a daily thing if you have a big family or if your roommates always eat your food. Whether you order your groceries online or still go to the store for your weekly food stash, you still have to carry your groceries to your apartment or the house. Here are some ways that a Click & Carry can make your grocery shopping and weekly errands just a bit easier:


CARRY GROCERIES
Nobody wants to lug all those cartons of almond milk and ground turkey from the cart to the car and then to your house. Why not make it a little easier on yourself and use a Click & Carry which can hold up to eighty pounds. Yep. Eighty Pounds. No more worrying about hurting your wrists or fingers while lifting heavy bags. Instead, you can just put the grocery bag handles into the Click & Carry grooves and off you go!

CLICK YOUR BAG TO THE CART
Ladies and gents, if you carry a purse/murse to the store, you want to be able to make sure that it’s protected while you wander around the aisles. With the Click & Carry, you just need to click your purse/murse into place to the cart, and the contents of your bag are now safe and protected.

CARRY THAT WINE STASH
Whether it’s the middle of the week or you’re saying #TGIF, we all love a little happy hour action after a stressful day of school or work. With Click & Carry, all you need is a bag and you can carry up to 24 bottles of wine or liquor. YES! 24 bottles! If you don’t believe us, check out the video below.

DONATION CENTRAL
Here at Click & Carry, we love to give back and help those who may need a helping hand. That’s why we love giving Click & Carry handles to organizations like Canine Companions for Independence, a US-based 501 organization that trains and provides assistance dogs. As of April 2017, it has sponsored and trained over 5,000 dogs to help people with disabilities at no charge to the recipient.

Our main goal at Click & Carry is to help make people’s lives just a little bit easier. Each Click & Carry is simple, easy to use, and fulfills a consistent need. Grab your very own Click & Carry HERE or on Amazon Prime!

Click & Carry: 10+ Ways to Make Shopping Easier for Mom

10+ Ways to Make Shopping Easier for Mom

One of the biggest challenges of being a busy mom is grocery shopping. You’re trying to stock up on everything – so why not find the best solutions for shopping? It’s hard to say what’s worse: your child asking for something on every aisle, or the juggling act of bring in all the groceries when you arrive home. It’s all pretty daunting, right?!? We want to help, so here are 10 quick tips to make that grueling shopping adventure a fun and entertaining mommy & me activity.

1. Make a Shopping List

Have a shopping list or meal plan strategy prepared – A favorite & familiar store makes knocking out the list MUCH easier as you can arrange your list by aisle Choose an app to help you with your list and for meal planning.

2. Park Smart

Park your car close to the cart return to make the transition back home a quick and easy one.

3. Carry a Shopping Cart Cover

Cart handles can be dirty so be proactive by bringing a shopping cart cover – or even sanitary wet wipes with you to clean down the cart, seat and handle prior to putting your child into the kid friendly seat.

4. Eat Before Shopping

Make sure your kids are fed or plan “shopping snacks” to avoid a meltdown. Perhaps you can plan a picnic in the car, stop at a favorite sandwich shop or begin the shopping run in the store’s deli to energize your mini-shopper and fill up his tank. It’s dangerous to shop with a hungry kid.

5. Set Ground Rules

Allow her to take items off the shelf, but only with mom’s approval. You may also allow her to play with her baby in the back of the cart, but only if she remains seated.

6. Involve Your Kids in the Plan

Make a grocery list with the kids – going to the store can be a fun game when the children are prepared to help you locate the items on your grocery list. Check out The Clip Trip, a site to create a “kid friendly” list complete with pictures of the items selected on your your list. They also offer fun puzzles and numerous learning activities to entertain kids on your shopping journey.

7. Involve Your Kids in the Process

Give your child “assignments” – they love to feel a sense of accomplishment,so try giving your sweetie a task. For example, he can grab something heavy like a gallon of milk or she may help you to select the “perfect” peach or he may read you the next item on the list. You can even complete the shopping trip by preparing a light bag for her to carry into the house.

8. Make It Fun

Be creative – plan some games to keep your child’s attention. Ask “If you could buy 3 of your favorite foods, what would they be?” or “What is a drink that will make your bones grow big and strong?” or “If you can only eat one kind of candy in the whole wide world, which one would you pick?”. Another fun option is bring some toys to occupy her attention (at least part of the time).

9. Delay Gratification

If your child asks for everything from cereals to candy, how can you keep him happy? Try negotiating a little “delayed gratification”. For example, ask, “Do you want a cupcake as a treat?” If you receive a yes, then say “Well, first let’s pick out some cake mix”, then, ask “Which icing and sprinkles do you want for your yummy cupcakes?”.

10. Get Ready to Carry Everything

While in the check out line, be sure to pre-gather your bags. I always connect my bags together with Click & Carry handles while the items are still in the cart. This is a perfect “mom life hack”. I can easily lift the attached bags into my car’s trunk. When I arrive at home, I unbuckle my little one, grab my Click & Carry handles, throw one set of bags over my shoulder, take my little one’s hand and hustle all the groceries into the house in just ONE quick trip. Bonus tip – have your keys ready to open the front door.

BONUS: Lucky Tip Number…

11. Kroger Click List

If all else fails… There is an amazing new program Kroger is testing nationwide. Kroger’s program is called Click-list and it’s a huge time saver! Simply order your groceries on-line, pull up to a valet station at the grocery store and then a store associate comes out to put the purchased items in your trunk. You simply drive home and unpack!

Ten Plus Ways to Make Shopping Easier for Mom

Shopping doesn’t have to be dreadful for you and your family. We hope you have gleaned an idea or two (or more!) to use on your next shopping spree. You don’t have to be part mom, part octopus – with a little planning, you can simplify your journey while making it more fun for everyone. Let us know if you have tried these or other ideas and what you find in the comments below. We’d love for everyone to share with our community!