I have to put the groceries away

@shaggin (25499)
United States
March 1, 2012 9:03pm CST
Ugh this is the part of shopping and getting groceries that I absolutely dread! I hate coming home at night when its dark and cold out and having to bring in the groceries and put them away. I've been home for a little over and hour and look where I am logged into mylot instead of putting the groceries away lol. Its cold out so it wont hurt anything but I do have to bring them in soon. Usually I am in bed by now but when I was getting groceries at walmart I was really tired so I grabbed a bottle of mountain dew. I drank it and I felt all jittery. That is gone but I feel too riled up to sleep. Might as well be writing on here earning money in my restless state.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
2 Mar 12
My thing is not so much bringing in the groceries, but putting them away. When I do a big grocery shop, I usually use my reuseable bags and those things can carry a lot, so it only takes one or two trips to the car. Putting it up is what stinks for me because I don't know WHERE to stuff the cold stuff in the fridge. It's not cold enough to do that here, which I am glad of.
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@shaggin (25499)
• United States
2 Mar 12
If I bring the food in and dont put it away right away my cat gets into it and rips everything open and eats it. That drives me nuts so if I am not going to put it away immediately then I just leave it in my van for an hour or so until I feel like putting all the stuff away. If I just had a few bags it wouldnt be such a pain but its literally a huge heaping cart food of stuff that I have to unload and put away.
• United States
2 Mar 12
I love grocery shopping even though my food stamps do not stretech as much as they used to. I have to buy fresh food instead of canned goods because my husband is diabetic. Fruits and vegatables are so expensive here in Nevada. Since I live with my parents it is hard to try to feed a family of five on 200.00 a month. I cook three days a week and my mom cooks three days a week and once a week we fend for ourselves. Randy puts the groceries away and my brother helps. I am sorry that you are feeling tired, but at least you can come on here and earn money.
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@Tina30219 (25822)
• Onaway, Michigan
2 Mar 12
I am the same way when it comes to putting them away as well that is why I have my son do it.You are so right you might as well be on here since you can't sleep when I can't sleep I read til I feel tired it always helps me.
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@shaggin (25499)
• United States
2 Mar 12
LOL My kids are too little to have them help me. I used to love when I would go shopping when my husband lived here because when I got home I would have him go out and bring in the groceries and then I would put them away. What makes it take even longer though is that I'm on homescan/ncp consumer panel and I have to scan everything I buy. That can take forever. I did that this morning. When you have a large shopping trip it is not fun lol.
@Tina30219 (25822)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Mar 12
I use to do the Homescan thing but had to quit when we lost our home phone.I liked doing it.I agree when it is a lot of stuff it is definitely no fun.
• Canada
2 Mar 12
I put my groceries in those big reusable bags as you can put a lot of things in them so that I don't have to make too many trips from the car to carry them inside the house. I love to do grocery shopping and try to use as many coupons or take use of the deals dueing that weak to save as much as I can...
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@shaggin (25499)
• United States
7 Mar 12
Some times the cashiers who bag the items wont bag like the gallons of juice and milk and I always take them and put them in bags myself or ask them to do it because when I go to carry all the stuff into the house having to carry four galloons of milk would be all I could carry and it would be hard. With them in bags I can hook them on my arms and then carry more bags in my hands. So yes I know what you mean those resuable bags could help you make a lot less trips from the vehicle into your house.
@Hatley (157944)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Mar 12
hi shaggin I do not know how many times I have been like that whenwer were stillin our own apartment. I could not settle down to sleep so got up and mylotted until I was sleepy then went to bed and newly retired I slept late.now up at 6 am and hate it. bu t I have to go do wn as I get half of my medicatins with breakfast. I am not a morning person. sad to say.yep putting groceries away was also a headache for me but as I had no car and carrying heavey sacks of food even six blocks on a bus w as to much for me' at my age and with a leg in a brace.so I got a good deal with alberstsons who deleivered grocedries t o my apt. for only ten dollars and that beat the taxi charves too.I would buy enough food for me for 2 weeks as my son worked and ate out also he snacked from what I had so he was okay too.but the putting away was hard for me as I have a shoulder joint replacement in mny left shoulder'so I c annot lift my left arm up to help put stuff on higher'shelves.any way I was a happy camper til this awful economy wrecked our lives, son got laid off we used up all our sav ings just o pay the high rent finally were evicted so now for past three years have been here in this reirement center paid for by my social security and ss i checks. so I am not homeless yet an homeless as noway is this a ho me its one room shared with a roommate.but its a decent place to live.
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@peavey (15865)
• United States
2 Mar 12
I always bring mine in right away but I do hate putting them away. At least I don't have to deal with so many any more. When the kids were little and we had a houseful, grocery day was a huge chore. And Mountain Dew? At night? You'll never get to sleep!
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@shaggin (25499)
• United States
2 Mar 12
What I did last night was eventually I brought all the bags of groceries in and put them onthe floor. Anything that was supposed to be kept frozen or refrigerated I put away. Anything that the cat would get into like cookies etc I put those away to but the rest of the stuff like shelf stable juice and boxes of cereal I left there and put them away today.
@peavey (15865)
• United States
2 Mar 12
As long as it gets done eventually, right?
@shaggin (25499)
• United States
2 Mar 12
Well I was so tired I knew I needed something to perk me up so I could drive home. But then when I was home I got all jittery and my stomach felt all filled with butterflies. It was awful. So I sat on here writing for awhile then eventually brought the groceries in and took a shower. I didnt get much sleep though because my stomach was hurting me so bad. It was almost like my ovaries or kindeys or something were cramping up. Whatever it was I'm sure it had something to do with the soda.
@Shellyann36 (8619)
• United States
2 Mar 12
I do so hate to bring groceries in and putting them away as well. I think it is one of the worst chores. I especially do not like putting the meat away. I am lucky that Keith helps me out so much with the meat. We tag team it normally when he is at home. I always buy the bulk packages and have to split them up into smaller packages. If I get too tired I always leave the non-perishable stuff for later.
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• United States
6 Mar 12
I am sorry about your loss. It is so much easier with two sharing in the chores. I wish you well.
• Ireland
2 Mar 12
Hi shaggin, I think few people mind that chore. On top of putting the shopping away I also do this thing called 'Shop and Scan'. I use a handheld scanner to scan the barcodes of my shopping and this information is relayed to a company who gather this data and use it in research. For my troubles (it adds a few minutes onto the chore of putting the shopping away) I get awarded a number of points each month which I can convert to retail vouchers once I've accumulated at least 1,000 (€10 worth) of points. For me, it's worth it and another avenue for getting that little bit extra. Been doing it almost 3 years now. I think there's possibly something similar in the US, I know there is in the UK. IrishGal77 :)
@shaggin (25499)
• United States
3 Mar 12
Sounds like the shop and scan program you do is very similar to the homescan/national consumer panel program that I do. It does take extra time to put the groceries away when I have to do this. When its just a tiny trip to the store where I get a few things ites easy but when its a huge stock up trip at walmart where I spend over $100 on groceries it takes forever to scan all that stuff and put it away.
• Ireland
3 Mar 12
Yep I'd say that's the one alright, run by TNS. Like you I find it not so bad when I have only done a small shop, it's the big ones that take a while alright. Still, it's one way for me to keep an eye on being overcharged as I would seldom notice this in the shop at the time. It's also made me more familiar with prices.
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@dorannmwin (36695)
• United States
7 Mar 12
For me, I would have to say that I really don't mind putting the groceries up if I'm able to make it through a trip to the store. It is the grocery shopping that I really can't stand if I have to take the kids with me. You see, I am the kind of person that likes to shop with a list and I usually do a really good job with my shopping when I don't have added distractions. However, adding the distraction of having my children with me makes it nearly impossible for me to be an effective grocery shopper.
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@shaggin (25499)
• United States
7 Mar 12
Oh goodness I know exactly what you mean. I've only have a few times in 7 years that I have been able to shop without kids. I seriously could probably count on one hand how many times its been lol. It is so much easier to shop alone without the kids there distracting us and trying to get us to buy extra things. It makes me rush and when I'm rushing I forget things and sometimes dont pay close enough attention to the sales. They are usually fighting and being loud and its not fun to grocery shop... or shop at all with my kids actually lol.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
13 Mar 12
I think I have the same problem. Our garage is below our living room and kitchen area. So when I have to bring in groceries, I still have to climb a flight of stairs. And it isn't easy to squeeze in the tight space of the garage to get to the door. And then you'd have to strategically place all of them in the fridge and the cupboards!
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@inertia4 (26913)
• United States
12 Mar 12
The part i hated about shopping was shopping itself. Then when I got home, I had to go up two flights of stairs to bring the bags. Sometimes I had t make multiple trips up and down. And when I went to Costco I had to go up and down the stairs like five or six times. That is hard with heavy objects. Then I would get yelled at by the evil ex that I was being lazy when I was just trying to catch my breath. Can you imagine that.
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
2 Mar 12
i usually get the kids to do it but if they are not availabe, i put away whatever is cold or frozen and then go and rest and put the other stuff away later.
• China
2 Mar 12
the same like me.one time you can clean all of something if you won;t to see