As much as I have tried to go digital with so many areas of our life, I just haven’t been able to transition to tracking things like grocery lists on my phone.
I am a pen and paper gal. This is evidenced by the zillions of little pieces of paper off random notepads that find their way around our kitchen, my purse, our junk drawer, my coat pockets, etc.
Can you relate?
I knew I needed a better system than these random notepad sheets that were driving me crazy, so I created my own printable grocery list.
There were lots of free printables out there, but I couldn’t find one that fit exactly what I wanted:
- I didn’t need to have all the different sections of groceries (produce/dairy/grains/etc) mapped out on the list. I just wanted a bunch of blank lines where I could write down grocery items as they came up.
- I wanted something that had room for more than groceries. I wanted to be able to write down any medical/hygiene products we needed, and any other errands I had to run. That way I could use ONE sheet per week, tracking all the household needs and to-do’s. I don’t need a whole binder of lists.
- No frilly stuff. I like pretty printables like the rest of them, but I wanted to only have to use 1 sheet per week and in black and white, so didn’t want a bunch of space taken up by cutesy colourful graphics.
So I made my own. It’s a simple shopping list in black and white (cheap printing!), but still looks cute and pleases my overly-organized self.
How to Print:
Snag your copy of the grocery list by signing up, and once it arrives in your inbox simply save it to your computer (it’s a PDF document). Then print on your home printer or at any local copying facility, like Staples Copy & Print, OfficeMax, etc.
Print in black and white on regular paper – no fancy colour printing or cardstock required! Costs less than 10 cents to print.
How to use the Printable Grocery List:
This simple paper system is working wonders for me. I print out a stack of them once every few months, and have them sitting in a drawer in our kitchen.
Each week I pull out a new blank list and have it tucked beside my fridge, adding to it as things pop up. If I run out of soya sauce on a Tuesday night, I’ll add it to the list so I remember it come grocery day. The day before I go grocery shopping, I meal plan for the following week and know exactly what to put on my list (in addition to the items we ran out of). Meal planning and buying only the items on the list has saved us a ton of money on our grocery bill.
I also added space on the list for non-grocery items. If we are running low on diapers, or need to pick up a prescription, I add it to the list. Any other errand type things I need to do that week – post office, picking something up, dropping off donation goods, whatever – I add it to that same page.
Then when grocery/errand day comes, I have my list ready to go. Or if I’m doing a last minute run to the drug store, I can quickly look at my list and know what I need to grab.
It’s such a simple solution, but it makes life just so much more organized to have it all on one sheet.
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