Saturday, April 13, 2013

Making a List and Checking it Twice

It seems that a lot of people have been mentioning organization and getting things done.  I was reminded that I did a post on keeping myself organized and somewhat focused on what I need to accomplish some time ago.

I friend asked me if I had yet restocked my kitchen.  I have not entirely.  “But do you keep a list of what you need to have on hand?” she asked.  Of course I do.  It is in a pocket folder that hangs on the refrigerator (usually on the side).

It contains a grocery list based on the general aisles/categories in the supermarket, a basic pantry list of staples, a note pad to jot down things as I notice things getting low or as I plan meals, and a pencil.  And, yes, I have a duplicate folder for the house in Florida.


  1. So share a photo of your generic list if you will.

  2. I used to do the same thing!! (Back when I was the grocery shopper.) I used to keep old envelopes with the store's aisles, and then list my needed items in the proper space (of course, color coding made it that much more organized.) Then I put my coupons inside the envelope. Sooo easy.

  3. Wow, way too organized for me, and I am an organized person. I just have a running grocery list on the side of the refrigerator where ai write down what I need for the next time I shop. Of course the grocery store is only four blocks away.

  4. Wow! You really are organized and put me to shame. I just add what I need when I see them into my iPhone. :-) Then I forget to look at it when I'm at the store.

    1. Someday I will have a smart phone!

  5. As I age I find 'lists' very helpful. I keep a dry erase pad on my pantry door for things that I run out of and I keep a running list on my iPhone for my weekly menu and groceries. But I have about 2 dozen things listed also in my iPhone that I would never remember in my head; allergy meds, last time I had a specific test/flu shot, Voice mail password, student ID number,etc. You can even set up a reminder alert to take meds (luckily I don't take any meds...yet). But I do use it to make sure I remember to pick up my grandson from school on some days.

  6. My new goal is to only do grocery shopping once a month -- with one extra mid-month trip for milk, bread and some fresh fruit. Hoping it will keep me more organized and save on the grocery bill, too.

  7. It is always nice to be organized. I tend to be that way, myself. Every week, I have the week's menu for David to look at. I also have 3 lists -- Costco, Sack n Save, and Target. During the weekend, David takes those lists and shops. Works for us!

  8. P.S. I gave up on the clothes shopping list because I am getting rid of more clothes than I am buying right now.

  9. I am a definite person of lists! Just ask my kids on chore day! Ha Ha!


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