The Secret To Saving Time And Money
Over the last year I have realized that my life is organized chaos. From an outsider’s perspective it looks like screaming children are running amok as I’m running in circles, trying to chase them. It’s no small task to take care of four small children. They all demand a lot of attention, and I have to work day and night to give it to them. But in the process, they’ve helped me learn how to make the very best use of my time and energy, since I simply can’t waste a second when there is so much to be done. Between preschool drop-off, field trips, well-child visits and the inevitable sick visits, mealtime, nap time, laundry, diapers, bills, and playdates (just to name a few), I don’t have the luxury of messing around. The only luxury I have is the hour I spend after they go to bed when I crash on the couch and attempt to recover from the day.
Thankfully, I’ve recently discovered a wonderful tool to help keep my chaos to a minimum. As any parent knows, grocery shopping with a bunch of little ones isn’t easy. Someone is always hungry, someone is always trying to make a break for it, and someone always has to go potty just when you’ve filled your basket to the brim. Grocery shopping can often be a meltdown waiting to happen. So when I discovered that my membership to Sam’s Club included a feature called “Click 'n' Pull,” I was thrilled. So much so, I think all new moms should be notified about this marvelous sanity saver the moment their baby is placed in their arms.
Click 'n' Pull is a feature that allows you to do your shopping online at www.samsclub.com. You create an online shopping list, and so long as you place your order by 5:00 pm, your purchases will be ready for you the next morning at 7:30 am. All you have to do is pick them up at your local Sam’s Club. It’s every mother’s dream come true: no need to haul your kids through the store, no need to plan an hour or more of time to get your groceries. It’s brilliant. Plus, it’s designed for less-than-tech-savvy folks, like me. It’s not only user friendly, but there is even a step-by-step video that takes you through the entire process. Plus, it lets you customize your shopping lists. For example, I was able to create a list for groceries and a separate one for household needs. When it’s time to create new shopping lists, I can go back to my shopping history and see my previous orders (perfect for those with mommy brain like me).
I always get a great deal when I use my Sam’s Club membership, but the Click 'n' Pull service now helps me save time and money. Less time spent shopping means less stress for me and more time I can spend with my kids. I absolutely love using the Click 'n' Pull and only wish that I would have learned about it sooner.
About the blogger: Brittney Sartori is currently raising (well, wrangling) four kids — all under five years of age — with her hard-working husband. Follow along as she finds savvy ways to save on a shoestring budget with craisins stuck in her hair, spit-up on her shoulder, and underwear on backwards.