When you go grocery shopping, do you typically have a list in your hand to go off as you walk up and down each aisle at the grocery store? How many times do you veer from your list and pick up items you didn’t really need?
There are a few reasons you should be shopping with a grocery checklist printable in hand next time you go to the store.
Stick to the Budget
When you have a list, you are more likely to stick to your budget because you are less likely to add other items on top of what you know you need.
It is also a good way to determine how much of your budget is actually going to food and how much ends up going to other items as well.
Instead of just writing down your list on a regular piece of paper, consider how helpful and convenient a grocery checklist printable will be. You can use the list to fill in everything you are going to need for the week.
Each category has its own section, which can also help make the shopping process that much faster.
Have children that you need to take with you to the store? You can tell them they can be mommy’s little helper.
Have them hold onto the list for you and even let them cross items off as you go – as long as they are a bit older and won’t just scribble all over it.
Grocery lists also make meal planning for the week that much easier as well.
You will never forget an important ingredient you need for a recipe when you have a categorized printable that lists each and every item you need to pick up.
Meal planning, like list making, can also save you money and even time during those usually very busy weeknights.
With a list, you can get every item you need in one shot instead of getting home only to realize you forgot something you absolutely needed. Save yourself a trip and write everything down before your shopping trip.
Below you will find a very helpful and free grocery checklist printable you can use on your next shopping trip.
Notice how each item is categorized, so you don’t have to find yourself skipping back and forth across the store. It is an easy to follow and organized grocery list.
You go to produce and check off all your produce items and then move to dairy and cross those items off and so on. Again, huge time saver, which is especially helpful if you have kids in tow that are on the verge of tears and meltdowns.
You won’t forget any of those little things you don’t normally buy on a week to week basis like peanut butter, herbs and spices, and all-purpose flour and baking soda.
It is also a good way to check what you have on hand at home before you go too so you don’t risk any fruits and vegetables going bad because you got too many.
So, save yourself some time, some money, and avoid the headaches we typically get as mommy’s during our grocery shopping day by printing out this free printable shopping list today. Then let us know how much easier your trip to the grocery store was and how stocked your pantry now is with the right stuff!
It is time to get organized.