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Make a shopping list

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User profile image Added Monday, February 14, 2011
by Krizz (23 points)

You can make your next trip to the grocery a surgical strike instead of a hunt-and-gather schlep with this super-efficient grocery list.

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    Benefits

    It's much faster and handy then any shoppinglist.

    How to do this

    1. Visit your favorite grocery store on a day when you're not out food shopping. Bring a pen and a notebook.
    2. Go to aisle 1. As you travel up aisle 1, list all the foods you usually buy that are shelved here.
    3. Proceed in this manner through every aisle of the store. Walk down the aisles you don't normally visit, just in case there's something there you might be interested in.
    4. Once you return home, use word processing, spreadsheet, or page layout software to create a table with three or four columns and multiple rows.
    5. In the first cell, type the words "Dairy Case." If you want, you can also type a couple of the items you usually find in the dairy case. Abbreviate when you can.
    6. Tab over to the next cell, type "Aisle 1" or "A1" and list a few of the items you usually find in aisle 1.
    7. Continue in this manner until you reach the end of the row.
    8. Skip to row 3 and continue typing the aisle/food headings. When you finish row 3, move to row 5 then the remaining odd-numbered rows until you have finished entering all the information.
    9. Now increase the height of the even-numbered rows so that you can write in them. You'll have to experiment a bit to get a big enough space to write while keeping the table to one page.
    10. Save the document, then print out a number of them to use.
    11. The next time you plan your shopping trip, use your new list template to organize the items you need by their location in the store. You'll be amazed at how quickly you'll get through this chore using this kind of shopping list!

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    pen,paper,word processor,spreadsheet,page layout.

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