Shopping List

@ZoeJoy (1393)
United States
January 8, 2013 9:52pm CST
Do you write a shopping list before you go shopping? Most times, I write a shopping list when I go grocery shopping. When I shop for clothes, I do know what I need and want, but don't write a shopping list. Does it help you to have a shopping list?
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• United States
9 Jan 13
Yes, I use Reminders on my iPhone. I don't think it's very necessary because I can usually remember everything I need to get but sometimes it's nice to have in case I forget something.
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@ZoeJoy (1393)
• United States
9 Jan 13
It seems more and more people are using electronic or app shopping lists. A friend of mine uses a shopping list on her phone which I am sure is an app. I just need to figure out the best shopping list app that will suit me. I have always used the back of an old envelope or scrap pieces of paper for shopping lists as I like to reuse or recycle as much as possible. That has worked for me for years but I am interested in learning how to use a shopping list on my smart phone.
• India
10 Jan 13
Well I have a small note book in the shelves near dining table, my wife and others are instructed to note down the grocery requirements there, every Monday i call my supplier, read out the list, he delivers every thing at door step lol Thanks for sharing
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@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
9 Jan 13
I am not fond of shopping,but when I must go, I make a list so that I can get into the shop and get out as quick as possible. It helps saving money too if you know what to get inside.
@MizzLadyB08 (1174)
• United States
9 Jan 13
I do sometimes but I need to do it all the time because I am very forgetful when it comes to shopping. It takes one distraction to get my mind off of what I am getting. I can get a phone call from home telling me to not forget something and instead I actually forget what I went in the store for.
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• United States
9 Jan 13
I can't follow hopping lists so we just walk the store and get what we want to buy. I like shopping like this and it works for me.
@ZoeJoy (1393)
• United States
9 Jan 13
Whatever works for you is probably the best way for you to shop. I guess we all have our different ways of shopping.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 13
Zoe, same like you i only write shopping list whenever i do grocery shopping. If i go shopping for clothes, i don't do any listing at all. Because it is depending on my choice of pattern and sizes. If i can't found the same like what i want, then i won't buy any clothes at that time. I tried not to waste any of my money into any unwanted thing.
@Arieles (2473)
• United States
12 Jan 13
I make a menu for the week and then I shop by the menu. Actually, what I do is ask Mom and the kids what ideas they might have for dinner for the following week (we eat no meat, so that is never on the shopping list). After I get their input, I check the cupboards to see what we have in the pantry and then I proceed to make the menu. Sometimes I have to replace dried goods like beans because I like to make sure we always have all kinds of dried beans on hand. If anything happens that we can't get to the store for a couple of weeks, at least we'll have some beans to eat. Once I have the menu, I will look it over and see what foods we need to get from the store. It works out really well. I've been doing this for a month, and although I don't have the food budget quite where I want it yet, we are getting there. It is getting better and I'm becoming better at making the menu. Yes, it helps a lot to have a list when I go shopping. Today I only picked up two things not on the list (borax and yogurt for my Mom) I like making menus and shopping from the list and trying to save money. Soon I will have this down and will still have money leftover at the end of the month for the food budget.
• India
10 Jan 13
Hi friend, i am also in your sort, i like to write the list before shopping. My wife always prepare the shopping list before going to the super market, it is good to prepare the list to avoid the last minute tension
@5mahi05 (666)
• India
9 Jan 13
I do manage a shopping list if I feel that I would be forgetting on things that I have planned to buy. but then, this doesn't happen very often as I do not go shopping much. But then, the list works best when I am going for the grocery shopping with my mom. When the list is big, we tend to leave out a few things here and there, so the list certainly works well for me in such situations.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
9 Jan 13
Yes I do that when I do shopping for grocery and during christmas. It helps. :-)