5 Reasons to Consider Getting Groceries Delivered

• Written by Katie

The weekly shop is one of the necessities of daily living. It’s important to keep the fridge and cupboards full so you can continue to eat a healthy diet. However, in later life, shopping for groceries can become difficult. Mobility problems or lack of transportation may mean you cannot always get to the supermarket yourself. Fortunately, many supermarkets now offer a grocery delivery service.

Getting your groceries delivered can help to improve your quality of life. If you are reluctant to take this step, here are five reasons to consider getting your groceries delivered.

5. Remain in the Comfort of Home

Sometimes we just don’t want to go out. Maybe you haven’t slept well or you’re feeling under the weather. Or perhaps the weather is too hot or cold for going outdoors. Getting your groceries delivered means you don’t need to go through the stress of going out when you don’t feel up to it.

This could also have benefits for your safety. By remaining at home, you reduce the risk of having a fall somewhere that you cannot call for help. Depending on your circumstances, this may also prevent you from needing to do any heavy lifting as you carry your shopping home, which also reduces the risk of injury.

4. Convenience

When you choose to get groceries delivered, you can make sure it’s at a time that suits you. Most supermarkets offer hourly slots for deliveries. This means you only need to set aside an hour of your day – or perhaps even less – to deal with your food shop.

Going to the shops, however, could take up even more time. You need to travel there and back, as well as walking up and down the aisles looking for the products you want. By getting your groceries delivered, you free up time and energy for engaging in other activities. Maybe you could use this extra time to indulge in a new hobby.

3. Save Money

Though you will need to pay for delivery on your groceries, ordering online can help you save on your overall bill. This is because when you shop online you are more likely to stick to your list, rather than picking up tempting products as you move between the aisles.

Moreover, when shopping online you are less likely to miss out on deals – plus, supermarkets may have the occasional online-only offer. When a product is part of a deal, you may be able to click on it to find out what else can be included. You will also save on transportation costs.

2. Don’t Forget Anything

When walking around the supermarket, it can be easy to walk right past something you need. Alternatively, you may think you’ve already put something in your basket or trolley only to find it’s not there when you get home. By ordering your groceries online, you can go through your shopping list in order and check through your basket before you pay.

This also helps you avoid the challenge of finding a product that may have been moved to a different shelf or aisle. You will know you have ordered everything when it’s time to pay. The only catch to this is that there may be substitutions if a product isn’t available, but you likely wouldn’t have been able to buy it instore, either.

1. Keep Yourself Safe

We’ve touched on it in the earlier entries, but doing the weekly shop can be quite taxing. Whilst it’s important to remain active, you also shouldn’t overexert yourself. Carrying too many groceries or pushing an overburdened trolley could put too much strain on your muscles. This could have a negative impact on any existing medical conditions.

When you get your groceries delivered, the courier may be able to help you unload your order. This reduces the need to stoop or reach. Though you will likely need to fill your cupboards yourself, there will be less need to lift heavy crates, and you won’t be lugging bags full of food to your door.

Maintain Your Independence at Home

You may be worried that needing to have your groceries delivered is a sign of lost independence. This doesn’t have to be the case. If you are worried about falls at home, a personal alarm from LifeConnect24 offers extra reassurance. When help is needed, simply press the button on your alarm pendant or base unit and an alert is sent to our 24/7 Response Team.

To find out more about the LifeConnect24 personal alarm service, visit our how it works page or view our products. You can order online today or by calling our sales team on 0800 030 8999. If you have any questions, get in touch, or check out our comprehensive FAQs.

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