Step 1. Meal plan

The first step is to plan your meals. I recommend doing it for the next two weeks to pay less shipping costs. When planning meals, you can use the sites I have suggested above. It’s easy to search these sites for the specific recipes you are looking for. Remember to think healthy when planning them and be sure to list the ingredients you will need when preparing them.

Step 2. Check the inventory

The next step is to review your kitchen and take an inventory of what you already have in stock. This can also be a good time to clean up expired items and replace them as needed or to realize you are not wearing an item. This can help you save money by not buying things you already have and looking at the things you still need to complete the meals you have planned.

Step 3. Make a shopping list

Compare the items you have after taking an inventory of the ingredients in your recipes. Be specific with the ounces on your list if necessary for certain items. Certain recipes will call for perhaps 16 ounces of evaporated milk, and you want to make sure you are getting the correct amount. Once you get to the website, you will be able to make a list, but paper and pen are easier for me when I keep changing things.

Step 4. Go to the website

For this example, I’m going to talk about using Google Express, but you can choose your own grocery delivery. I would recommend using Doorstep Grocery. Therefore, Google Express has free shipping on your order as long as it reaches the store minimum! This website also doesn’t have a membership that some delivery sites have. You can add the items to an online list and mark them on the fly if you want instead of your written list.

Step 5. Start shopping

To start you want to enter your zip code to see which stores have the delivery service. What is offered depends on where you live. On the home page, they show the sale items that you can see first and add to your cart, broken down by category. So for my example I have selected Target. Therefore, you can buy items on sale, by category, or by using the search bar. When purchasing, you are shown a picture of the item, the price, the reviews, and a star rating. By clicking on the item, you can scroll down and find similar items.

Step 6. Pay

It is time to proceed with the payment. You will enter your address and phone number. After that, you can choose the day you would like to receive it. Next, the payment method is entered and then a billing address. After that, you can place your order and receive a confirmation.

Step 7. Repeat the steps

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