I’ve talked a bit about using your menu plan to create a master shopping list and price list, and how that saves money at the grocery store.
Now, I’m going to talk about a different kind of shopping list.
In our family, if someone sees mom doing the dishes, washing a floor, or otherwise “in the zone” doing something, they assume that if they tell me we’re out of something, I will remember it when I next go to the store.
I don’t, usually.
I came up with a plan a few years ago to hopefully remedy this. It involves one of my absolute favorite substances on the planet — chalkboard paint.
I painted a small chalkboard onto the side of one of my cabinets in the kitchen, put some leftover molding around it, and hung some little planters I found at a garage sale to hold the chalk.
Theoretically, this is where anyone who notices we are running low on or out of something should write it down, so I can buy it next time. We’re still working on them consistently doing this, but it’s getting better
Especially if your children are able to write, having a place to write down “needs” for the shopping list is a good idea. Do you have a spot for your shopping list somewhere handy?