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When you go grocery shopping

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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How do you do it? What I mean is, do you hit certain areas first? Start on one side and work your way up and down each aisle? Do you find yourself having to go back to certain aisles/areas for something you forgot?

by on May. 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on May. 2, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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Go in with a list.  Start out in the produce then the meat case then the aisles (but only go down the aisles that has stuff I NEED on it) then hit up the frozen & dairy case.  I mark it off as I put it in my cart so I know I got everything.

Sagely
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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I walk the whole store, up and down every aisle, starting on the right hand side.

Gosh I have no idea why I spend so much money! LoL
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CBMMOM
by Silver Member on May. 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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I wander aimlessly. It's very inefficient.

razmatazthespaz
by on May. 2, 2012 at 6:09 PM

 this exactly except i use a mental list, i don't write it down but i know exactly and specifically what i need

Quoting blsdbyangel07:

Go in with a list.  Start out in the produce then the meat case then the aisles (but only go down the aisles that has stuff I NEED on it) then hit up the frozen & dairy case.  I mark it off as I put it in my cart so I know I got everything.

 

nickigoingon8
by on May. 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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This might seem completely OCD but I write my list in order of the isles and then all I have to do is follow the list and go down the isles I absolutely have to go down. This also stops me from buying stuff I don't need.

amirahsmommy11
by on May. 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM
I do that too...my husband hates shopping with me lol


Quoting Sagely:

I walk the whole store, up and down every aisle, starting on the right hand side.



Gosh I have no idea why I spend so much money! LoL

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sllytnkrbl
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2012 at 6:10 PM
I make a list based on the store layout otherwise I will forget something
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-MidnightKarma-
by on May. 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM
Go in with a list starting at one side of the store making it to the other side
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KristinawithaK
by on May. 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM

start with a list.  stick to the perimeter.  the aisles are mostly for processed foods.  we don't buy a lot of junk food.

if I don't have pen/paper for when I go to the store, I remember by taking note of how many items I have to get and then remember the first letter of each item, helps me remember, I dunno why.  I'm a weirdo.

melissa632
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2012 at 6:12 PM
I go to the meats & then build meals around whatever meats I buy. I make a list for small things like condiments, dressings, special ingredients, etc...
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