Want to make the most efficient use of your time during the day to get your errands done? Find out what time your local stores open or close and what kind of traffic they get during their hours.
For example, I know both of my local Target store opens at 8 am, and both are equidistant from me. However, the Target store at the mall gets a lot more traffic at that time. So, I head over to the other Target because I know I can get in and out of the store a lot faster thanks to fewer people going to the store.
My husband and I do our weekly food shopping date together on Thursday nights at a Giant 15 minutes from our home, even though there’s a Giant only 10 minutes from our home. Why? Because the Giant farther away is bigger, has little traffic on a Thursday night, plus it’s easier to get to even though it’s farther away.
I have messed up getting a last minute errand done because I didn’t check the store hours before heading out. When I needed to pick up school supplies for one of my kids on a Sunday night, I didn’t realize the local Staples store closed at 6 pm on Sundays. I showed up at 6:05 pm. Major fail. I had to go back the next day to pick up what I need.
Because I love meeting new people and sharing, this post is linked to:
Taking a Time Out Thursday, DIY Thrifty Thursday, Thrifty Thursday, Home and Garden Thursday, The Mommy Club, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways