One of my most-dreaded household tasks (besides cleaning bathrooms, of course) is the weekly trip to the grocery store. It feels like it takes forever to plan the meals and prepare the list. Then I inevitably forget at least one item that we needed and find myself headed back to the store in just a few short days. Sigh.
A great solution to this weekly challenge is to create a shopping list template for your weekly trips to the store. Because it will contain all the items you frequently purchase at the grocery store (or, for that matter, any store that you regularly visit), you can use it as the starting point for your list every time you shop.
You can either make your own template of frequently purchased items (and for the super-organized among us, you could arrange the list by the layout of the store you prefer) or check out these handy downloadable templates online. I liked these: