From pet foods to cleaning supplies, it’s hard to keep your parents stocked with the items they need. You can only stop by once a month, and your parents don’t drive. Here are some of the best ways to keep their pantry stocked with everything they need.
Schedule Regular Deliveries of Frequently Used Items
Companies like Amazon and Chewy have options for setting up certain items for regular delivery. If your mom’s cat goes through a bag of food every month, you could set up an order for that food each month. She saves money and has the cat food delivered right to her door.
She can also schedule items like cleaning products, paper towels, and soap to be delivered on a schedule. Companies that offer these purchases usually provide a discount. It’s a cost-effective way to make sure your mom has the items she purchases regularly.
Some of the items your mom and dad can have set up for automatic deliveries are pet supplies, paper products, non-perishable foods, and toiletries. In many stores, the discount is around 5 percent. It may not seem like a lot, but it adds up over time.
Set Up Subscription Services For Specialty Items
Your dad goes through razor blades each week. Instead of having to make a trip to the store to get new blades, there are services like Harry’s or Dollar Shave Club that deliver his preferred razor to his door as often as he requires.
The benefits to a subscription service like this are that he never runs out. He can also add extras like shaving cream or aftershave. Most of these subscription services offer free or discounted trials so that he can try it out first.
There are subscription services for things like socks and clothing, meal kits and spices, beers and wine, etc. If there are items your mom or dad purchase regularly, these boxes eliminate trips to a store. Plus, they often allow your parents to try something they cannot find locally.
Arrange to Have Caregivers Help With Shopping
Senior care offers an easy solution to this common problem. Have caregivers spend time with your parents each week. They’ll work with your parents to keep the cupboards and pantry organized. When your parents need something, the caregivers write it on the list.
Once a week or every other week, caregivers can take your parents shopping for the items they need. Your parents have someone to drive them to their favorite stores and help them carry the bags to and from the car.
Back at home, caregivers can put away the groceries, package items for the freezer, and prepare meals. Call a senior care agency to learn more.
If you or an aging loved one is considering senior care in Highland Park, NJ, please contact the caring staff at Care Street Home Care today. Call (732) 607-8870.
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