I like going grocery shopping… if I’m by myself.
And I have all the time I want.
And I know what I’m getting.
And I’ve planned ahead.
Enter: My Grocery List.
I love this thing. I used to print them on paper and make my own notepad of them. (stapled and magnet on the back) Now I’m trying something new – I covered it with contact paper and I’m using dry-erase markers to mark on it. So far, they erase pretty well with a finger/paper towel/a little dab of water.
I love it because I always have it handy on the fridge. If I run out of an item, I immediately mark it on there so I don’t have to remember it 4 days later when I’m on my way out the door. And I grab my list, marker, grocery circulars and cookbooks and sit down to plan meals, so I can mark right on my list as I plan.
I think I’ll tweak it some more, but for now, I’m just doing a trial on the dry-erase thing. The main issue: make sure to not rub off the marked items on the way to the store! Here’s the list if you want to try it:
What about you? How do you like to plan for grocery trips? And, what is your fridge door like – are you a “clean & simple” person, or do you like having photos/kid art collages on the door of your fridge?