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.

10 comments:

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

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  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.
    Peace,
    Muff

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  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.

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  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.

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    1. Someday I will have a smart phone!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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