How to Safely Shop at the Grocery Store

I received a complimentary mask for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own!

Discover tips for how to safely shop at the grocery store! These tips can help keep you, your family, and others safe while getting the supplies you need. Enter for your chance to win a mask from Mask Market!

Fruit shelves properly cleaned and organized to safely shop at the grocery store.

Safely shop at the grocery store with a mask!

As more states continue to open and relax restrictions, you might want to consider wearing a mask when you are shopping. Mask Market answered the call to make sure that you could properly protect yourself from COVID-19 while offering a reusable product. These washable PPE masks can be customized to maintain a sense of solidarity within your business/company.

The American Flag Print adult mask is a fun way to display your patriotism and used to safely shop at the grocery store!
American Flag Print Adult Mask

For every mask purchased, one mask is donated to an organization in dire need of PPE. So in addition to creating a mask that is uniquely yours, you can feel good about helping others protect themselves, too! Made in the USA, you’re supporting our country’s economy as well.

From pop culture movies, TV shows, superheroes, to fun patterns, there is a design for everyone. Pre-designed masks ship within 24 hours and custom designs from 1 to 3 days.

  • The masks are machine-washable.
  • Each mask offers a 2-way stretch for a comfortable fit.
  • They are breathable.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Deluxe graphic masks include a PM 2.5 filter.
  • Adult Size – 7.3″ W x 5.1″ H
Mask Market offers 5 layer filter protection!

Plan Your Visit

Have a plan before you head out. Do a quick inventory of your refrigerator, pantry, and freezer to determine what you need and stick to that list. Avoid impulse browsing by getting in, grabbing what you need, and get out in the shortest amount of time.

If possible, shop during off-peak hours and maintain a 6-foot distance between yourself and others while in the store. Some stores are cleaning the grocery cards prior to your use; however, if they are not, use an anti-bacterial wipe to clean the bar that you’ll be touching. Keep a small bottle of hand sanitzer in your pocket, handbag, or car to use before and after your visit.

Many stores offer curbside pickup as well as delivery. If you don’t feel comfortable shopping in-store, these are both great options!

Handling Products

Now that the CDC has determined that the primary form of transmission is not by touch, we can safely touch products in the store as we normally would. However, you should take extra care to avoid touching your mask, face, hair, etc. during your trip.

You also don’t need to wipe down the items that you bring into your home. Do immediately wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water after arriving home. Hand sanitzer works great when you don’t have access to soap and water.

Dispose of things properly afterward 

Your safety concerns shouldn’t end as soon as you pay for your items and head back home. If you’re no matter how careful you and the staff are at the grocery store, you should still exercise caution once you get home

After unpacking everything and putting it away, make sure to dispose of other items, such as plastic packaging. Even if you’re trying to be more eco-conscious (as we all should be), knowing the environmental benefits of junkyards will soften the sting of guilt. Doing so will also help you understand how to dispose of this packaging more responsibly, ensuring you don’t affect the environment

You can also encourage your kids to do the same, as it will help to build responsible habits in them, especially if they need to go to the store themselves to pick up supplies for school or theft and need some snacks for a movie night.

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One (1) lucky reader will win a code to order their own mask from Mask Market (including a custom design)! The giveaway will end June 13th, 2020 at 11:45 p.m. CST.

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