Walking Everywhere, and Anywhere!

Every now and then I will update this blog with thoughts about walking, and being a pedestrian in Southern California. As of 2014, this blog will also be featuring posts about my bicycle adventures around Southern California.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How Pedestrians Shop For Groceries

As a lifelong pedestrian I must tell you lists and simplicity are the best way to tackle grocery shopping. I am guilty of carying my weight in groceries home on numerous occasions, but now I have shifted towards buying small amounts on each trip. When Europeans ago to market they aim to buy fresh essentials such as bread and fruit, rather than stocking up for a winter storm as many of us do here in America. Of all the times I bought mass quantities of groceries I noticed some things went unused, or expired before I had a chance to use the food.

In order to avoid waste I aim to go on several small grocery shopping trips, but since I like shopping maybe this is too enjoyable for me. I restrict myself to only the items on my list, and I have seen my grocery bills go down over the weeks. I only buy what I can comfortably carry for about a mile, which is a good aim for each of my small trips. Websites like amazon are great for stocking up on non-perishables, and items like paper towels and toilet paper.

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