Grocery shopping is like getting a root canal. It’s always a pain, but it needs to get done. Our approach, let’s hope it’s a peaceful one, is what gets us in and out of the doors in one piece. If we pillaged and plundered like our Viking ancestors then we wouldn’t get anything done. There’s order in all this chaos and much preparation to be done before going to a supermarket. There’s nothing to it really, but it’s never quite that simple is it? Most of us are careless shoppers. Sorry, your secret is out in the open. Every time you walk down an aisle, you run the risk of filling your shopping cart with frozen dinners and ten different kinds of potato chips. This technique is easy and we can’t blame you for trying to be an innovator.
Here are 7 tips on how to write a proper grocery list.
- Keep it simple. Your list should be easy to read just like an eye chart, just make sure you don’t forget your glasses.
- Buy only what you need. If your list is two pages long then revise it. Print every word and use clean penmanship.
- Don’t lollygag. Doodling in your personalized notepad is fun, but it’s a distraction.
- Leave the kids at home – enough said!
- If you can’t spell it, don’t buy it. Your list should be error free. It’s critical that you research any unfamiliar products beforehand.
- You will pay if you leave this at home. No, literally. Do not forget your wallet or purse. Save yourself the embarrassment and the extra trip.
- You are a closet coupon addict. We knew it. The most important coupons should be kept in your notepad. Nothing wastes more time than rummaging through your purse or pocket.
Remember that a successful trip to the grocery store depends on the quality of your list. Writing your items down on a used napkin, a scrap piece of paper or the palm of your hand spells disaster. A personalized notepad will help you keep your list organized, secure and ready when you need it.