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Great tips to get the most out of your free printable
grocery list. Plus get your own copy of the complimentary ebook Saving Money on Groceries.
Would you like your family to use this free printable grocery list
when they empty a box or can? Try these ideas.
- Print out grocery list and hang on fridge with attached pen.
- Have a family night. Say "who here likes to eat?". Now that you
their undivided attention, explain that you will only get the items
that are listed on this printable grocery list. If someone wants an
item, it needs to go on the list.
- Then explain that not everything on the list will get purchased.
the final decider of all things on the grocery list!
Print this grocery shopping list template or
Saving Money on Groceries
Family Chore Game.
(Requires a PDF file reader such
as Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Alternative idea for your free printable grocery list.
- Put one family member in charge of the printable grocery list
each week. He or she gets a special food treat for doing the task.
- You can also get your kids interested in cooking this way. Let
them choose and prepare (with your help, of course) one meal a week.
They should be involved in
At our house, if you don't cook, you clean, which means sometimes my
daughter REALLY wants to cook because she doesn't want to do dishes
that night. Works for me!
==> locating the recipe,
==> discovering what ingredients go on the printable grocery list
==> shopping with you and staying within budget
==> preparing the food.
- Ever get to the grocery store and realize you left your grocery
list at home? Me, too! Keep a copy of this free printable grocery list
in your car for just such an occasion. You may not be able to remember
everything that was on the grocery list at home, but you will certainly
come closer than if you just wander into the grocery store and start
- Organize your pantry so it's easy to see when you are running low
on any item and need to add it to your printable grocery list.
- Color code your free printable grocery list by simply
highlighting each category with a different highlighter color. As you
walk through your grocery store you can see at a glance what you need
from each category.
- Attach grocery store flyers to the back of your grocery list so
you know where to shop for specific items.
- Color code your grocery list for the grocery stores you shop at.
Highlight each item on your printable list with the corresponding color
of grocery store. For example, the ten items you need at ABC Grocery
you can highlight in red, the produce you like to buy at XYZ Grocery
you can highlight blue and so on. No more missed items!
- Mark on the bottom of your printable grocery list what your total
grocery bill was for that trip. Hang on your fridge for an easy way to
keep track of what you're spending each month.
- Trying to lose weight? Simply read the labels when you shop and
opt for the lower calorie/lower fat varieties of the foods you choose.
For help in keeping track of what you're eating, you can use a calorie counting chart.
- Customize this free printable grocery list by printing it out,
then writing in the appropriate areas the specific products your family
uses on a regular basis. That way you can just check them off when you
need them without re-writing them.
- Here's an idea my husband loves...if you need your husband to
pick up a short list of groceries on the way home, text his cell phone
with your list. That way he'll have the list in front of him and won't
forget a thing. Caution! Some text messages cost...check your cell plan.
- Do you really not like deciding what's for dinner each week and
making up your grocery list? Then skip this free printable grocery list
and use the menu-planning
service I like. They even email you a grocery list ready to go with
all your dinner items.
- Be sure and mark any special brands or special needs you have
right on your free printable grocery list. That way you come home with
exactly what you want and if someone else is helping you do your
shopping, they will get exactly what you want, too.
- Got a young writer in the family? We do and she loves to add
things to the printable grocery list. It's great for writing and
spelling skills and a terrific way to contribute to the family while
you're still little.
- Want even more printable grocery list tips? There's more on our grocery shopping list template
- Besides a free printable grocery list, you'll want grocery savings strategies, too.
Colleen Langenfeld is a mother with over 29 years of parenting experience and helps other busy moms around the globe at www.paintedgold.com.
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