Have your groceries delivered and save time!
Over the last month, I have been thinking of ways in which I can automate my life so I can be more organised and not feel so rushed. One major change has been organising to have my groceries delivered. It’s been a massive time-saver for me and I’m really loving it.
I love going to the markets for fruits & veg but since I live on the opposite side of the city to the major one here in Sydney – that’s not possible. There are smaller markets near me but none really gave me the variety (or price!) that I was looking for. So I hopped on to a local mum’s group Facebook page and asked for advice.
“Where can I get awesome fruit & veggies delivered straight from the markets to me?”.
One company recommended was Northern Beaches Fresh Fruit & Veg Co-Op. Hands down this has been the best decision I have made in a long time!! Anita and her team went out of their way to include me in their Saturday deliveries (even though I only found the page and ordered at 9:30pm the night before!). The produce is so fresh, prices very good and I can swap and change things as I wish. I normally ask for a few specific items to be included but the rest of the box is filled with whatever is fresh, seasonal and best on the day. They also include eggs! Himself and the girls are loving it and it’s meant we are eating a stack more fruit & veg every day which is fantastic. It’s like Christmas when the box is delivered and you find all the different sorts of things inside!
We get a family size box which feeds us for 2 weeks. I now get to include stacks of veggies in every meal and whatever is left I can put through a Thermie or food processor and zip lock and freeze, ready to add to soups, pasta sauces, pizza sauces etc. I normally prep a lot when it first arrives, chop up fruits (like watermelon, rockmelon etc) and make a big container of carrot sticks and other things so it’s a breeze when filling lunch boxes on Sunday afternoon.
I have also started another delivery from Aussie Farmers Direct. This one I love as it’s recurring, so no need to remember to re-order AND it’s delivered in the wee hours on your day of choice so all you need do is get out of bed, open the front door and pick up your bag of milk and bread. No waking to find there is no milk for coffee – Hooray!! They do have a huge selection of items so if I need to add something to my order it’s really simple to do. Need butter this week? Check! Need chicken? Need Steak? Need Olive Oil? Check! Check! Check!
I worked out yesterday I have only been to the shops twice in the past 4 weeks and I hardly bought anything at all. That right there is a good 2 hrs a week I have free for other things. I even had time to head to the nail salon! The Thrills! I’m on a mission now to find anything and everything else I can automate to help me out even further. Anyone know a good cleaner?….