Planning food for a family is one of our biggest and most time-consuming responsibilities as homemakers. I am all about anything that makes the job as simple and stream-lined as possible!
The way I do my grocery list is a big help to me! I use a form I created that combines a grocery list and menu. The first one below is my favorite, because those stores are very close to my house. Here is what makes it simple –
- Print one form, then I write in the things I buy at the grocery store every week: milk, yogurt, bananas, carrots, etc.
- Next, I make copies of the “already started” grocery list.
- Each week when it is time to menu plan and create my grocery list, I just grab an “already started” form and fill it in. If I don’t need to buy something already on there, I cross it off.
- I keep a running list in the kitchen of things we need. I take that list and put it onto my grocery list form before I go to the store.
- I cut off the menu section of the sheet and post it in my kitchen.
And because I love my readers, I made 4 different forms, so you can choose the one that fits your life!
Option #1: Walmart & Sam’s (the stores closest to me)
Option #2: Grocery List & Bulk/Specialty Store
Don’t forget to always shop from your own freezer and pantry before making any grocery lists!
I hope these lists save you as much time as they do me, because I think we can all agree: there are so many things we’d rather spend our time doing!
From my home to yours,
Love it! Thanks Lady! You just made my life 100% easier! (AGAIN!!!)
Yay!!! I’m totally curious, though, which list fits your style?
So far Walmart/Sams and #3 🙂
Yeah, pretty good chance to use the WM/Sams around here! 🙂
This is great! It always takes me forever to do my menu/grocery list. I really think this is going to help! Option #1 and #2 fit my lifestyle.
Yay! I want to save you time! 🙂
Love it! I tried this a bunch of times on my own but never went anywhere. Mary you rock!
Glad to help. 🙂
judy hooks says
I cannot find the unsubscribe button. Forms look great, but I find it takes too long to access them.
Unsubscribe will be at the bottom of any emails from me. 🙂
If you like these grocery forms, could you save off the pdf on your computer after you download it? Or maybe print multiple copies and keep them in your kitchen where you make your grocery list?
Good luck. 🙂
Thank you for generously sharing these forms! Just what I need to kick my meal planning organization up a notch.
You are so welcome! Enjoy your organized shopping and cooking!
Laurie Lybrand-Busby says
Thank you for the forms love anything to help me with the organization battle! Was wondering why you start the menu with Friday instead of Sunday or Monday, may have missed it if you said before. Thank again! – Laurie
Well, in all honesty, if I wrote this blog post today, I’d make the days of the week more universal, but I did this 2.5 years ago and was still learning. 🙂
I’ll put this post in my queue to re-do (and the menu sheets are different in the planner), but meanwhile I’ll answer your question – when I wrote this blog post, I grocery shopped on Fridays. 🙂