Grocery Shopping List or No Grocery Shopping List

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Grocery shopping can be a chore a some people, while others like me absolutely enjoy it. Do you have a grocery shopping list? Before you go to the grocery store do you write a shopping list for everything that you are going to buy? Or do you just go into the store and let your mood determine what you buy?

I was having a conversation with some coworkers of mine the other day and they mentioned that they don’t normally use a grocery shopping list. So I asked, What if you forget something? Do you go back out or just forget it and go with what you already bought from the store?

Personally I have to use a shopping list, so I can not only stay organized but also stay within my budget. This way I won’t buy what I don’t need and I won’t spent more than what I have budgeted for. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes this really hard to do. I’ll walk in the store, see other items on sale, get a taste for something different or even add more items to the menu. One one of the things that will entice me to bypass my shopping list is, hunger.

Have you ever heard the saying ‘Do not go grocery shopping while you are hungry?’ What do you think of that? Do you find yourself buying more when you’re hungry? We’ll test that out and come back with another blog post.

About Kimberlee Murray

A writer who loves to share her experiences in the kitchen.

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