I believe in doing one huge grocery shop a month. I also usually take all five of my kids along with me. Here's how we make it work.
I always start with planning my monthly meals and shopping our freezers/pantries. We also make sure our van is clean and empty to have room for all our goodies. I clean out our fridge and cabinets too.
I used to make several stops at different stores but last month we checked out costco. I was happy to see that they had lower prices on 95% of the things we buy. We bought a membership and now I'll do my big trip here. I saved over $100 just shopping at costco.
Why shopping this way works for me-
I now can save a lot of time since I only shop one store. I'm also glad I checked out other places instead of shopping at the same places and assuming I knew the best prices. I'm also less tempted to spend money since I only go to the store once a month. I love having more free time to enjoy other things instead of running to the grocery store.
For more tips check out rocksinmydryer