I had a curious thought this morning while putting together my list for my Sam’s Club shopping. How do you write out your grocery list these days? Personally I do not go to the store without a list. I would forget too many things. I try to keep my store visits to a weekly minimum, and don’t really like to spend any great amount of time browsing the food aisles. You can read about my love (or not) of grocery shopping from my Sam’s Club Shopping story.
We keep a running list of groceries we need on the fridge. I have these write-on small white board labels that stick to the fridge, and use a dry erase marker. They have been very handy. No papers flying all over the front of the fridge. When I’m ready to do my shopping I transfer that list to my phone. If you live in my house, when we are out of something please write it on the fridge list, so it’s not forgotten.
My go-to app for my grocery list is Evernote. Once I have transferred my list into Evernote I can easily share it with my favorite Travel Man if he happens to be home. When he’s home Travel Man does like to go shopping with me, especially if the list is rather long. He’s the complete opposite of myself. He likes to browse the aisles, and read the labels, and look for new products. I like to stick to the list, and get in and out of the store.
It’s been a long, long time since I went to do my grocery shopping with a paper list. I would rather use my phone, and not have to fiddle with an extra piece of paper. I used to have a really elaborate list for my Sam’s Club shopping. It was an excel spreadsheet with all of the groceries categorized and took up almost an entire sheet of paper. If I try to use that paper now the grocery shopping task seems completely overwhelming. Thank goodness for my smart phone and Evernote.
So here’s my curiosity – How do you grocery shop these days? Do you take a list or just run out to the store with no list at all? Do you write your list on paper or is there no paper involved? Are you a daily, weekly, or monthly shopper?
I’d love to hear about your shopping habits.
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