Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday – Grocery List

WFMW

I keep my grocery list on my laptop.  The document stays open on my desktop so I can quickly add to the list when I think of something.  I also keep a notepad in the kitchen to quickly jot something down, then I transfer the items to my laptop when I get the chance.

On Wednesday, when the grocery ads come out, I sit down and make my weekly grocery shopping plan.  If I am shopping at two or more stores, I separate my items into different columns.  If I have a coupon, I add a star (*) in front of the item to remind myself in the store.  If an item is on sale, I add an exclamation point (!) as well. 

I also rearrange my list into the order of the aisles so my shopping trip is quick and easy.  Sometimes, if I’m having a Super-Mom moment, I’ll even pull out the coupons I know I’m using ahead of time.  When it’s time to go, I click “Print”, grab my Coupon binder, and I’m off! 

It takes a few minutes to organize my list on my computer, but it makes my shopping quicker, more organized, and cheaper.  That definitely works for me!

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5 comments:

Ann'Re @ Home said...

That is a really good idea, I have my laptop open and on the kitchen counter most of time time so this would work for me too! Thanks for sharing it! :)

Amanda said...

This is a really good idea! I used to have an extension on firefox that's an ongoing grocery list... it was really cool! I need to add that again (I had a computer crashing problem and forgot to add it back on)

I have an idea that could shorten your grocery list :) Check out my blog for today's WFMW post.

Kirby3131 said...

Anything to keep me from forgetting what I went to the grocery store for is tops on my list --

I didn't realize that Firefox had a widget for that -- Thanks to Amanda, too

Great tip!
Kristin

Rachel said...

Excellent tip! Thanks for sharing!! I just might have to link to this from my site... :)

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Nice tip! That's a good one. :)