If you take a few minutes planning your next shopping trip, you can improve the shopping experience and save time and gas too. 

  1. identify the stores you want to go to with a corresponding shopping list
  2. start shopping at the store furthest away from your home. this way, you will minimize driving extra miles going from store to store haphazardly-unless perishables are involved.  Always make the last stop before heading home be the grocery store.