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Printer Friendly Shopping List(in case you want to join the nerd club) .
Yes, this is Real. Most people make fun of my shopping list. I am frequently spotted at WinCo with clipboard and shopping list in hand. I know the clipboard is a bit much, but it’s sure convenient. This list gets changed once in awhile.

My main grocery spot is WinCo. If you are lucky enough to live in Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, than you may have a WinCo nearby. I made my list to match the way I walk through the store. It’s actually a well-thought-out plan.

It saves me from many-a-moment when you get home and realize you forgot the Kale for Zuppa. It also reduces hassle in the store, i.e. if you are allready made it to one side of the store and realized you need mushrooms from the other side.

The less mad dashes and extra trips to the grocery store I have to make, the better. Anyway, I actually ran into my friend Natalya at Winco a while back and she suggested I post this list. I hope it helps those of you who would like to be more organized at the store. I put this together in Microsoft Excell so its easy to change.

And, last but not least, I have my menu for the week, hand-written on the back of this list so I don’t forget what I’m making and that way I remember which ingredients need to be purchased. Yes, I’m a BIG NERD — Dang, it!! My husband just informed me there’s an App for that. Grrrr.


p.s. if you are printing from the link, you may need to reset your margins to get it on 1 page.

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  • Svetka
    March 25, 2011

    Hi Natasha. I printed out your shopping list thanks. 🙂 When you get to creating a list with prices on it, please share it with us!!! I’m so bad at prices 🙁 I just buy what ever I need at what ever store I am at Reply

  • Joe in N Calif
    March 14, 2011

    LOL! My wife and I have tried things like this. Put them on the fridge with a pencil so we can mark the stuff we need to buy. Sitting down and filling them out before we go shopping. Planning menus then filling them out. We have never been able to make them work for us. I guess you need a different kind of organizational mind.

    Grab an old envelope or a sheet of paper from the printer, jot down what we remember just before we leave – now that works.

    Sometimes, to make sure I can read it, I’ll open up Word and type the list in 16 pt. Sylfan font. And if we are on a tight budget that week as I shop I’ll write the approximate item cost in the margin to make sure I can come in at or under budget.

    What drives me crazy is that she never marks off stuff as we put it in the cart and I drive her crazy by marking off the items.

    (whispers – detergent only has two ‘t’s, not together) Reply

  • Natalia K
    March 14, 2011

    This looks very handy! I don’t think it’s dorky at all–I do something similar except mine’s a little more general, with headings such as vegetables with a bunch of spaces to fill in whatever the needs for that week are. This (along with menu planning) helps prevent last-minute runs for missing ingredients, or wandering through the same aisles repeatedly when shopping.

    I laughed at the “Mom’s” heading–can’t believe she has that stuff still stored into spring! I guess I could put canned goods on my “Mom’s” list ;), until gardening season is here again.

    Also, I need to learn to use Excel–can you believe I’ve never had to learn it throughout all these years of school?? Reply

    • Natasha
      March 14, 2011

      Sometimes, especially in summer, I feel like I’m “shopping” at my moms house – I’ll bring home a big box of fresh produce – carrot tops still intact – it all looks so beautiful when its fresh and still has some clumps of dirt. Better than any farmers market! I thank God for my Mama – she puts so much work into her garden. I hope to help out more with her garden this year. Reply

  • ana
    March 14, 2011

    I don’t think you’re a nerd… in fact I’ve started doing almost the exact same thing. The only thing I do differently is that I have begun a little book of prices, since I shop at a couple of different places (I used to be a one-stop shopping kind of girl, but we’re trying to save money for our adoption, and now I am kind of obsessed with buying all my food on sale!)

    Some of the prices of things I know by heart, and I know what is a good deal, but some things I buy only a few times a year, so I need something written down to let me know if the “Sale” really is a good sale or just a trick.

    I know we can use our phones for this kind of stuff, but I don’t like how technology has taken over every aspect of our lives… so I whip out my pen and paper whenever I go shopping.

    Thanks for posting this 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      March 14, 2011

      Ana – that’s a great idea with the prices and scouting out sales. I wonder how I can incorporate prices into this sheet? It would be great to have prices so I can compare between stores, I have alot in my head, but I’m just assuming on many items. You are adopting? That’s wonderful! God bless your family! Reply

  • Mila
    March 12, 2011

    You are too cute Natashenka! 🙂 I love it! You are one smart woman & wonderful wife and mama! 🙂 God bless you darling! Reply

  • Nataliya
    March 12, 2011

    Natasha you’re amazing…I cant wait to use it. !!! Reply

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