Something I do every week, throughout the week, is make my grocery list.
I don’t know about you, but when I think of something I need, I have to immediately write it down, or I’ll forget it.
I use a 5 1/2″ x 8″ or so spiral notebook, and make a page for the grocery store, with my menu on the bottom portion, and separate 1/2 sheets for Target and Costco as well, for when I go there eventually.
What works best for me, and is something my mom always did, is to write down the items I need in the general location of where they are in the grocery store. For instance, dairy is in the far right as I walk in, so dairy products are written there on my list. That way, when I shop, I can’t miss anything on my list as I go through the store.
For coupon savings as well, I may write “C” and circle it next to the item, reminding myself of the coupon I have paper clipped to my list, or if the store is running a “Buy 10 of these products, save $5.00” type of deal, I’ll write “10” and circle it near the item so that I can make sure I’ve purchased the 10 I need for the savings.
It is what works for me.
Do you have some ways that help you stay organized with your list of needed groceries?
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