Monday, September 19, 2011
Grocery List Time Saver
So I am a list person. I like having a list at the grocery store so I don't forget anything. I like making a menu so I know what I need to buy and don't throw food away. I like listing what I need to get done, and I love the feeling of accomplishment when I get to cross things off my list. Unfortunately this uses a lot of paper and I never keep the lists in the same place. So I made myself a master grocery list on excel. I wrote in all the groceries we buy on a fairly regular basis, listed by area of the store/type of food. One column for frozen food, one for produce, etc. I then laminated it and hung it on the fridge with a dry erase marker. When I realize I need something I just circle or highlight it, with a special note if needed, and when it is time to go shopping I just grab it off the fridge, and as I put an item in the cart at the store I wipe off the mark. Easy and saves me lots of time and hassle, as I find I forget things less often now. Plus I am saving a ton of paper. It is all good! I am finding it really helpful to stick to what I put on my list too. What other time/money savers do you have for grocery shopping?