Your Gro­cery List

How to make sure you get what you need (and only what you need!) ev­ery time you visit the store.

Diabetic Living (USA) - - Contents - WRIT­ING LAU­REN LAS­TOWKA

Grab ex­actly what you need, with­out the has­sle

the prob­lem

You spend so much time in the gro­cery store, but never bring home ex­actly what you need.

the re­make

Use these tips to or­ga­nize your list for max­i­mum speed and min­i­mum for­get­ful­ness.

GO WITH THE (STORE) FLOW

Cre­ate sev­eral mini-lists that match the lay­out of your store. Di­vide a sheet of pa­per into six sec­tions: pro­duce, dairy, meat, dry goods, frozen foods, and per­sonal/home items. At the store, you’ll be able to see ev­ery­thing you need in each sec­tion be­fore mov­ing on.

CRE­ATE A MAS­TER LIST

Are there sta­ples, such as milk, ap­ples, or ce­real, that you need al­most ev­ery visit? Type up a mas­ter list of fre­quently bought items, print it out, then cir­cle or high­light items to quickly mark what you need.

ADD TO YOUR LIST EV­ERY DAY

Keep your list in a handy spot so you can add to it any­time you see an item run­ning low or choose a recipe to make. Be­fore you go to the store, do a quick scan of your list to see if you left any­thing out.

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