If you’re anything like us, you hate shopping with your kids. Between whining to buy candy and running away to find their favorite ice cream, we have some horror stories of grocery store trips gone really bad. With that in mind, we’ve perfected the art of staying home and shopping from the comfort of your couch long after the kids have gone to bed. University of Washington engineers have determined that online grocery shopping cuts carbon emissions in half compared to driving to the store yourself. According to UW professor Anne Goodchild, “From an environmental perspective, grocery delivery services overwhelmingly can provide emissions reductions.”
So, whether you’re doing it for your own sanity or to save the environment, those virtual grocery carts certainly do have their benefits. Try this on for size—you can pour yourself a drink and settle into your favorite chair with your laptop at the ready. With a few clicks, you will have completed your shopping and you’re free to enjoy the peace and quiet without stress. And don’t forget the coupons—try Coupon Sherpa or RetailMeNot for starters. To help you, we’ve put together the 20 best online groceries and essentials shopping sites.
Online grocery shopping has really never been easier. “Groceries and more, delivered straight to your door.” Seriously, how amazing does that sound?