We used Webvan A LOT back in the day (I still have several, coveted Webvan grocery delivery bins), because living in San Francisco and working full time, it was an easy way to make sure we had staples in the house. I don't know why I didn't think of weekly grocery delivery immediately after having baby number three. Sometimes the most obvious things are, well, not.
We are a family that tends to buy the same things over and over again and veggies and fruits depending on the season, so I set up a weekly delivery through Planet Organics which will include a delivery of one of their fresh produce boxes along with staples like:
- ground turkey and beef
- chicken thighs
- a whole chicken (every 3rd delivery)
- Annie's mac n cheese
- whole grain bread
- whole wheat tortillas
- assorted cold cuts
- assorted canned beans
It's not super-cheap, but it's worth it to me not to have to stress about having the bare basics in the house, and, especially, not to have to go grocery shopping with three kids in tow.
We'll still do smaller shops at our local Trader Joe's for our other staples: coffee, tea, yogurts, cheese, and heat-and-serve bacon (which is a staple of my Caveman Diet-eating husband's breakfast) because those things are just too expensive to get from Planet Organics.
I rely on Soap.com—the best service ever—for (free) deliveries of laundry detergent and cleaning products. (I place an order every other month.)
First delivery is set for next week and we'll see how it goes! I'm feeling more in control already.