Do you use a list??

United States
March 29, 2008 11:30am CST
When you go shopping do you make a list ahead of time and stick to that? Or do you just go to the store and buy what you think you need? Whichever way you choose, why do you think you do it that way? We try to always make a list, or at least know what it is that we are going for before we go to the store. I have realized that I will spend 2 or 3 times more if I just "free shop" instead of having a list. AND tons of stuff we don't need ends up in the basket. Now I can admit that we do get extra things when we have a list but never like we do if we don't have one. What about you???
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@gemini_rose (16192)
1 Apr 08
On a sunday, I will sit down and write a list of everything I need when I go shopping on a Monday. I plan the meals for the week too, so that everything that I need is written down. I never buy anything that is not on my list, whether it is on special offer or not! I save a lot of money by doing it this way.
@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I always make a list, I find that when I don't or when I forget to take my list with me to the market I always end up with at least twice as much stuff as I should have.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I do but it does not work. I went today with a list, and I ended up adding about 5 more items. I spent a couple dollars over my budget also. I keep telling myself one day I would stick to the list and the budget. Well, I will keep trying.
@shymurl (2767)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I use to just go in and get some stuff. I found that I spent way to much money doing it that way, and sometimes I would forget somethings I needed. Now I make a list of what I need and stick to it. It really does help save on money.
• United States
29 Mar 08
I always use a list...both for grocery shopping and for Walmart. We keep a running list on the dishwasher, and write down what we need as we use it up, or see we need more. I also have a great site online that provides a print out list that you can use if you are in a hurry. My hubby won't let me shop without a list, and usually makes me stick pretty close to the lists. LOL. He's kind of anal. But that way we know approximatly how much our bill will be before we head out. We also shop together. I don't think I could go without a list...I always forget something, and we only go once every week or two. The online list is at: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?u=12829
• United States
29 Mar 08
always must have a list it makes things so much faster