How to Make Grocery Shopping Easy & Fun

How to Make Grocery Shopping Easy & Fun #BetterTogether #cbias


Grocery Shopping & the Holidays

This time of year is when people either want, want, want or give, give, give. It’s a weird and fun time when excitement is high and emotions can be low. It’s a time when magic is around you, but real life tasks like work and grocery shopping must keep going.

We have just finished the month of Thankfulness and we’re entering the month of Giving, only to be followed by the month of renewal and resolutions to make a new year better. How are you honoring each of these months? Are you looking for ways to make your family even better in the coming year? Have you thought about your environmental impact and how you can make that even better?

Grocery Shopping & Holidays #BetterTogether

Do you think about these things when you are grocery shopping?


How many of the above products do you recognize? How many do you buy on a regular basis? Do you know what they all have in common?!!

All of the above products, and so many more, are part of the Unilever family of products. They are the essentials we buy and use every day. They impact every aspect of our lives in some way. Unilever is leading their family of products into a new initiative that I’m here to tell you about, support whole-heartedly, and encourage you to jump on board as well!!

Unilever Making Life Better #BetterTogether

Grocery Shopping & Making Life Better

As I mentioned, Unilever products touch every aspect of our lives and now they are working to improve every aspect of our lives beyond providing quality products at great prices. Unilever has developed a Sustainable Living Plan at Making Life Better to reach their goal to help one billion people improve their health and well-being.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan:

1. Improving Health and Well Being (Health, Hygiene and Improved Nutrition)

2. Reducing Environmental Impact (Greenhouse Gases, Water, Waste & Sustainable Sourcing)

3. Enhancing Livelihoods (Sustainable Sourcing and Better Livelihoods)

Making Life Better on Facebook ♦ @MakingLifeBetter on Twitter ♦


Unilever is supporting Feeding America

Visit Making Life Better {Cross Off Hunger} and find out more about Food Banks, Hunger, and how you can help!! I am on the way to earning my badges and I’m going to be sharing more in the coming week about how my boy and I will be supporting Feeding America as well.

Unilever is committed to donating more than two million meals to families in need with Feeding America and every item on your shopping list counts. Show your support by adding Unilever brands to your cart next time you shop. Together we can help to Cross Off Hunger.

Food Bank Needs #BetterTogether

What do Food Banks Need?

  • Non-perishable grains – Pasta, Rice, Cereal
  • Spreads – Peanut Butter, Jelly, Honey
  • Instant Meals & Soups – Noodles, Mac & Cheese, Cup-a-Soup
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned Protein – Chili, Chicken, Tuna
  • Personal Care – Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant
  • Baby Needs – Diapers, Baby Food, Vaseline
  • Sauces & Gravies
  • Beverages
  • Your Help

 Hunger I.Q. Badge #BetterTogether

Test Your Hunger I.Q.

  • Not having access to enough food to sustain a healthy life is a reality for one in six Americans, including children and seniors.
  • Hunger is not an issue just for people who struggle with poverty and homelessness.
  • Only 10 percent of the client households are homeless, and 36 percent of individuals served by the Feeding America network have at least one adult working in the household.
  • Find out more…

Cross Off Hunger Badge #BetterTogether


How to Make Grocery Shopping Easy & Fun #BetterTogether


I have featured several stories where my family has begun to give back, teach our son to give back, and encourage others to give back as well! One of our favorite (and most attainable) ways to give back is the “Buy Two, Give One” type of shopping. We buy Unilever products every day and if we start to think about buying just one more of a few of these products, we could gather a sizeable donation for a food bank nearby. My son has the largest giving heart of any person I know and his smile attracts people to stop and listen to what we have to say. His smile and his enthusiasm during this project can get the word out!

Next week, Hubby and I are doing our monthly “big” grocery shopping and I’m making a grocery list and a game to make this trip fun and rewarding for our local food bank!! After our trip, I will be posting a free printable grocery list with highlights of the Unilever products so you can make a special notation to “Buy Two” while shopping and remember to “Give One” when you get home. I will also be developing a Bingo-style printable game board for kids to use while helping with grocery shopping and when they see you pick up the Unilever products, they can mark off a spot on their board AND remind you to “Buy Two”!! 

The Unilever mission toward more Sustainable Living inspires my family to take action to make a difference. Right now, we do the basics – recycling, conserve water during showers, brushing teeth, etc. I have begun hand-washing dishes on days when we have fewer dirty ones and that definitely saves water. My boy loves to help with this, oddly enough, so it’s a fun bonding time as well. We practice good hygiene and self-care and have begun eating healthier and exercising! Unilever’s tips inspire us to pay even closer attention to my family’s environmental impact and I’m finding new ways to do this all the time.

How can you use Unilever’s inspiration and tips toward more sustainable living?!!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Unilever  #BetterTogether #CBias #SocialFabric. All stories and opinions are my own.


  1. the grocery list is cute, idk if it might be hard to read though!
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  2. I can’t wait to see your bingo and free printable! Your little man is so stinking cute!
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    • JanetGoingCrazy says:

      Aww..thanks! The BINGO was fun, but I’m still perfecting the list…not as easy as I thought it would be. 😉

  3. ANN*H says:

    Wow I must say this is a wonderful article. At first I thought it was just going to be about making food shopping fun, which I must say I need. I hate shopping being on a limited income when I go to the stores it is actually depressing at times because everything keeps going up in price all the time. I do however always try to help others less fortunate than I. The list of items for the food banks is great as I usually just think of giving canned food. Thank so much

    • JanetGoingCrazy says:

      Thank you for coming by to read it. I hope things get better for you soon! I have always found that the more I give joyfully, the more it returns to me in such wonderful ways. 🙂

  4. I love Uniliver products especially Ragu this is my favorite sauce ever. I really don’t buy any other spaghetti sauce.
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  5. What a great idea, Janet!
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  6. Darlene Ysaguirre says:

    I love the help with what food banks need other than can goods i had no clue

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