How Do You Shop?
Do you bring a list with you, or do you just wing it once you are in there?
For me, shopping trips always have to be perfectly planned. I need to know what I am buying, how many, and for how much. I also like to have all my coupons pulled and ready to use.
When I print my Coupons out and there is only one that was printed, I like to flip the paper and send it back through for another. That saves paper! Then when I have my coupons printed and cut, I use the middle pieces. The middle pieces are used to make my shopping lists!
I take that recycled piece of paper from printing coupons and use it to write my shopping lists. I write the name of the store at top and write my list.
Being PREPARED before you head out to the store with your coupons is so important!
Make sure you have:
1. A list made
2. Sale prices written
3. Your coupon values you are using
4. The coupons pulled and ready that you plan on using
5. The total amount you expect to pay around
This ensures your time in the store does not take forever!!
Of course sometimes, you may have to adjust to there being no stock and other factors too. But being as prepared as possible helps soooo much! I rarely ever get my coupon binder out and look through it while in the store. There is no need to if I have my list and coupons ready! Also, this helps you stay on task and not deviate from the items you have on your list!
I also pull all my coupons out that I will be using and add them into my folded piece of paper. I find this to be easy and organized. Works for me! I picked this up from my Momma, of course 😉
How do you make your shopping lists??
Check out the FREE Printable Grocery Shopping List