Do you take a shopping list with you when you go supermarket shopping?
I do, even if I’m going for just a few items. Of course, I usually end up buying more than is on my list, but at least I come home with the items I really wanted.
There’s nothing worse than getting home and realising you’ve forgotten something – or making it through the check-out and having to go back in again. We’ve all done it – be honest!
The answer, of course, is to make a shopping list. But not a rushed, last minute list. If you leave it until the last minute there’s a good chance you’ll forget to include something you ran out of days ago – most annoying when you get back home and realise 🙁
I suggest you have an On-The-Go Shopping List at all times. Mine is on the side of the fridge, along with a pencil (Blu Tack comes in handy). If an item is running low, or I think of something I need, I immediately put it on the list.
Include Everything on your List – even the Basics
It’s just as easy to forget to buy bread and milk as anything else, so put it on the list. We’ve all come home without the toilet roll – right? Put it on the list.
The List is for Everyone to use
My boys have learned not to complain to me about there being no ice cream if it wasn’t on the list. I hardly ever eat ice cream, so I don’t know when it’s all gone (especially as they usually leave an empty tub just sitting there in the freezer – boys!). Put it on the list boys!
Of course, they ‘try it on’ and add things like 10 packets of Tim Tams and a 6 pack of Magnums – which the shopper (aka me) can choose to ignore if she wishes 🙂
I hope I have inspired you to use a shopping list, if you don’t already.
BTW – this post is part of a group blogging project where we all decided to create a blog with the word “shopping” in it. Here are my friends’ blog posts for you to enjoy :-
Cade Arnel – Big Commerce Review Site
Rita Pepper – The 7 Minute Workouts
Hilary Lex – Abundance of Wellness
Jackie Stenhouse – Cake Decorating for Fun
David Wood – New Life on the Road
Kerry Lea – Parks in Sydney
Tania Shipman – Tania Shipman
Renee Allert – Personal Fitness Equipment Blog
John Davis – Manifesting Everyday
Rita Pepper – Making Money Online
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