One thing that I’ve learned as a mom is that every minute is precious! I want to maximize my time with my family, so that means I’m always looking for ways to decrease the amount of time I have to spend on daily tasks. One of the ways I’ve learned to do that is by getting organized before I go grocery shopping.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone grocery shopping only to get to the last aisle and realize I had missed several items on my list along the way! Ugh! What a pain to now have to back-track all over the store and waste more precious time!
Then one day as I was walking into the grocery store, I noticed on the display below the weekly sale ads they had a pamphlet which had a map of the store layout! All of a sudden I realized that I could “map out” my shopping trips and save a lot of time!
I went home and created a grocery list that was categorized by aisle according to how items are organized in my store. Here’s a picture of one of the pages:
So instead of writing my grocery list onto one long piece of paper that was not categorized at all, I started writing down my list into an organized format. That way I could quickly see the things I needed in a particular aisle and they wouldn’t get lost in the jumble of the entire list.
It does take a little extra planning before you get to the store, but it really saves a lot of time and energy in the end! If you’d like to use my grocery list, you can download it here:
I also created a blank list where you can write in your own categories based on how the aisles in your grocery store are arranged:
I hope this will help you save time and energy that you can use with your family instead! :)