I love grocery shopping. Seriously, it is one of my favorite things to do. I love making a complete list of everything I need and walking up and down the aisles to fine what I'm looking for. I HATE being rushed at the grocery store. I love the way grocery stores are so predictable. I love the colors and smells in the produce section. I love discovering products that are new to the store.
I almost started a grocery shopping business several years ago. I was trying to figure out how I could get paid to do something I love … and I know there are tons of people in the area who need help shopping. I even had an awesome name picked out … but I'm not going to tell you in case I decide to start the business later!
Anyway, because I love grocery shopping and I kept forgetting things, I found that I was going to Harris Teeter almost every day. That is not good for the budget – not at all! So I created a grocery shopping list that has the things that I buy most frequently. I keep a copy on my refrigerator and mark off things as I finish them. When I go to the store, I know exactly what I need, and the list even prompts me to remember things I might forget, like nutmeg, so that I don't have to make a late night run to the store when I'm in the middle of baking cookies! It is organized by product section at the Harris Teeter in Boone, but you could rearrange the excel spreadsheet and add or delete items so that it is customized for your needs.
This is a quick snapshot of part of the list. You can download it as a PDF or an excel spreadsheet. Happy shopping!