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@snowy22315 (47061)
United States
September 5, 2008 9:40am CST
Do you make a list when you go grocery shopping or do you just wing it? I do both. If I am just going for a few specific things I dont make a list if I am getting alot of items I will generally make a list. Even if I have a list it seems like I still manage to forget things.
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@ycanteye (770)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Normally I don't make a list simply because I never used to think I needed one but as I have gotten older I am thinking it might be something I should get into the habit of. I tried to start writing things down when I ran out of them but would then forget to take the list with me so I gave that up....lol
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@snowy22315 (47061)
• United States
6 Sep 08
That can happen y.
5 Sep 08
Yeah I normally do the same and make the list if getting quite a lot of stuff - although I too miss things that I forgot to put on it! lol
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@snowy22315 (47061)
• United States
6 Sep 08
I put stuff on that I dont get everyday like ketchup or laundry detergent.Cheers!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
5 Sep 08
It doesn't make a difference which way I do it, I still end up buying more that I need to.. Sometime I do make a list and I still get more that I need to.. I don't often forget items becauase I do walk every aisle when at the grocery store, so I pass everything as I go and I am reminded of what I need when I pass it by.. I do make a list if I am cooking something different and need items that are not normally purchased on a regular basis.. Holidays are completely different, I have a list, a menu, and even a few recipes when I grocery shop.. I know the stores will be closing for the holidays and I don't want to be cooking and run out of any necessary ingredients and no stores open to purchase what I need to finsih the recipe..
• United States
6 Sep 08
Snowy22315, thanks so much for the "Best Response", I do appreciate it.. Little things like that make me want to work that much harder.. Thanks again, Donna
@Grudee (66)
• Thailand
5 Sep 08
I always do a list when I have to go the grocery shop. Because I don't go there too often so I will buy lot of needed items there and the list is very important in this case. But sometime if I want 1 - 2 things that could not be found in my storage, I just go out and buy some without the shopping list. So, the answer should be that I do them both too.
@snowy22315 (47061)
• United States
6 Sep 08
sometimes it's not worth it
@rainmark (4306)
5 Sep 08
Shopping list? i don't bothered to make one except if im going to cook something, i only make a list of my recipe so that i wouldn't forget it. But usually i just go to shopping mall,and get the stuff which i remember and i think i needed.Cheers!
@snowy22315 (47061)
• United States
6 Sep 08
sometimes I bring a cookbook with the recipie in it.
@franziska (411)
• Italy
20 Sep 08
Sometimes I make a list and sometimes not. I usually have a good memory so if I have to buy just a few things I try to remember them (I think it's also a very good exercise to keep brain trained), but if the things to buy are more or if I feel that in a particular day I'm not concentrated I do a list (that I never respect anyway...I always buy more things than those written!).
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I always have to make a list, if I don't I will end up with twice as many things as I nedded and only half of them will be things I actually nedded.
@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I am just like you. If I only need a few items, I will not create a list. But, I usually have one big shopping trip a month and I create a list for that. When I run into the store for extras, I just go. One of the reasons why I like having a list is for coupons. I mark next to each item on my list if I have a coupon. That allows me to see if it is best to get the name brand item with the coupon or another brand. I also then take my coupon and set it aside, so I don't forget to use it at the checkout.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I am a list maker. I make the list and if I go shopping by myself, I am really good at sticking to it. I tend to save a lot of money this way. If I go shopping with my husband or kids, I might as well just throw that list away. They are always adding stuff in the cart that they just can't live without...but funny, they live without it when I go with out them.
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
Well I really don't make any list when I go to grocery stores because I just buy and see what is important when I'm there.:-0 It's really ok for me not to list my items.:-0 GOd bless and have a nice day.:-0
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 Sep 08
I don't tend to make a list because I'm a guy and I'm a lazy guy at that! LOL. But I used to have ex-girlfriends whom run errands for me and I so missed that very much. Nowadays, I just get things after my shift hour ends and in that way, I won't forget the immediate things that I need.
@intimate36 (1416)
• Pakistan
6 Sep 08
I go for groceries, once in a month.I keep a list of items previously purchased and maintain a list which are needed every month...but when I go through shelves I find many things to pick..which were not on the list... But, I always keep a list, and before leaving for mall, have a look, at my shelves and cut off what ever is not needed..
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
5 Sep 08
that's the story of my LIFE! if its more than 2 items, I know I can't hold them in my head and make a little list "I've got a little list, I've got a little list..." * Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan