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Video:How to Make a Grocery Store List

with Debbie Anderson

This video demonstrates tips on how to make a grocery store list that will cover all of the categories. Our expert will provide great pointers for making a grocery store list.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Grocery Store List

Hi I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com.

Organizing for the Grocery Store

Organizing your trip to the grocery store doesn't have to be all that time consuming or complicated. So today, I'm going to show you a few tips on how to organize your trip to the grocery store so that it goes smoothly!

Creating a Grocery Store List

First, always make a list of the items you need for the meals you plan on cooking during the week.

Next, sort through all of the food cupboards, the refrigerator, and the freezer to see which food items you will need to stock up on.

Then, make list and organize it by dry and canned good items first, then refrigerated and perishable items last. This way you can quickly grab the food items you need while located in similar sections of the grocery store aisles.

Searching for Grocery Store Coupons

Next, search for any coupons that may apply to your grocery list both online and in the local newspaper.

Then, print and clip all the coupons you need for your shopping trip prior to going to the grocery store and keep these coupons in a small envelope so you are organized and can quickly hand the coupons over to the checkout clerk at the end of your shopping trip.

Next, if you have a store membership card that entitles you to a larger discount at the grocery store, remember to grab your discount card and place it in the envelope with your coupons before going shopping.

And as an added tip, to avoid large crowds, always try to go grocery shopping early in the morning when the stores are less crowded.

Finally, avoid the temptation to purchase items that are not on your grocery shopping list by either eating just prior to leaving your home to go grocery shopping or by carrying a small snack in your handbag.

With these few added grocery shopping tips, your trips to the grocery store should stay well organized and on budget!

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