We have all heard that you should make a list before heading to the grocery store, but that list needs to make sense, or you'll spend your whole time running back and forth through the store. I make my list according to the pattern I follow while shopping.
I start on the perimeter of the store, usually in fresh produce. I follow the perimeter and than go up and down the aisles. I am able to focus on my list and not on all the stuff I don't need to buy. Than when I get to the checkout, I try and place like items together while unloading the cart, so that when I get home I can easily put things away. Put your coupons in order the same way so you don't forget to use one.
By Lydia from Silverdale, WA
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No need to know what aisle an item is in when making out your shopping list. Just keep like items grouped together in separate areas on your paper.
Next time you go to the grocery store, take a little extra time to write down the main items of each aisle, and area.