Walmart Grocery Pickup

Walmart Grocery Pickup

You guys. Walmart Grocery Pickup is quite possibly the greatest thing that every happened to parents.  For those of you who haven’t heard, various Walmarts are now offering FREE grocery pickup.

How does it work? I’m so glad you asked.  All you have to do is go to their website or app, choose you pickup time and order all of the groceries you need.  Then, at your designated time, you simply go to the Walmart that you ordered from, pull into their pickup spots and call to let them know you are there.  Then the super nice Walmart employees bring you groceries out and load them into your car.  No extra fee, no tipping (per Walmart) and you get to be a grocery store hero.  If the ease of the situation isn’t enough to convince you here’s a list of the reasons I use Walmart Grocery Pickup.

Fifteen Reason I Love Walmart Grocery Pickup

  1. I don’t have to get out of my car
  2. My children don’t have to get out of the car.
  3. I save tons of money because I’m less likely to impulsively buy a box a nutty bars.
  4. My daughter and I don’t have as many opportunities to throw down over Shopkins purchases or lack thereof.
  5. I can order from my phone.
  6. Did I mention I can order from my phone?
  7. Its free if you spend over $30.  When don’t I spend $30 at Walmart???
  8. You get to pick when you are going to pickup your groceries.
  9. I check in from the app when I leave my house and then when I get there, they load my groceries into the back of my car.
  10. I can decide if I only want a certain brand or if I’m willing to substitute.  For example, we only eat Jiff at our house.  This is nonnegotiable for my eight year old.
  11. When I use the app, I can add things to my cart throughout the day as I remember what we need.
  12. The Walmart Grocery Pickup app saves my favorites. Every week I need to buy yogurt, milk, applesauce and Crystal Light Strawberry Lemonade.  I appreciate that my app has these items front and center.
  13. It is SUPER easy to use.
  14. Sometimes they call me when my order is ready early.
  15.  You can stay in the car.

So, check your local Walmart to see if they offer grocery pickup.  Game changer people.  Total game changer.

In Search of The Side Hustle

Oh, the side hustle. The term itself is enough to bring a smile to my face.  I love anything that involves money and a new skill or product. I love the challenge. or learning something new and the satisfaction that the comes with making money.  Over the years I have taken on more hobbies than my husband or wallet would like to admit. One of those ideas involved starting this blog with two of my favorite women. After about nine months of success blogging about food, television, fashion and crafts, life got in the way.  Ladies made babies, people moved and the endeavor kind of fell apart. Our posts all disappeared into the internet and here we are, starting over.  However, the spirit of the idea lived on.

And THAT is the great thing about the side hustle is it can be whatever you want it to be and it is always evolving.  All if requires is an idea and some action.

I found is that there are a lot of things that I like to do and quite a few things that I do well. There are things that I tried that were complete failures. The most important thing I’ve found is that in order to have a successful side hustle you have to be willing to give things a shot. What is the worst thing that can happen is the idea doesn’t take off? Who cares? The important thing is that you learned something about a trade, a skill or maybe you just learned something about yourself.

Side Hustle School

Recently my friend (and soon to be reactivated co-blogger) Sarah introduced me to a great podcast.  It’s by author Chris Guillebeau and its suitably called Side Hustle School.  Each episode is a bite sized podcast that shares inspiring stories of how normal people made their side hustles work for them.  More importantly, each episode focuses on a skill that each individual used to become successful. I may or may not consume a couple episodes a day.

What this all boils down to is we want you to find your passion. Fist of all, look for a side hustle that makes you happy and f it makes you some money, even better.  Second, do the research.  Is someone else doing something similar?  Can it evolve into something else? Is there a market for the idea?  Third, figure out  what you need to make it happen.  Finally, just give it a shot! It can’t hurt anything and you might be surprised by the results.