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Organize Your Shopping List By Aisle

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.

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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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September 7, 20100 found this helpful

A good common sense tip to share. :-)

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

Brilliant! Thanks!

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September 8, 20101 found this helpful

This is a great tip. I have done this for years. It saves a lot of time. I shop at 2 stores and have asked the managers of each to print off a sort of a combination map/shopping list form of the store, columns by aisle showing aisle contents at the top, just like the signage above the aisle, ex. soup, pasta, coffee. They won't do it because they want us to "impulse buy"! So I made my own and copied off a small stack I keep in the kitchen drawer.
Maybe some grocery managers are reading this. Give us a break and help us out!

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

I've done this also, but its a pain when they decide to rearrange the store.

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

I have done this for years! It's a great tip, hope you win!

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September 8, 20100 found this helpful

I try to do this too, helps save time.

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June 22, 20110 found this helpful

You can organize your shopping list aisle by aisle at www.myshoppingnote.com

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