Eco-friendly: The Reusable Shopping List

I dunno about you, but it seems like every time I go to the store, I buy pretty much the same stuff. Milk, bread, bagels, cereal, veggies, fruits, etc. In addition, I usually write my list on a piece of scrap paper, which I tend to lose, if I remember to bring it at all.

My new idea is to write a semi-permanant shopping list to keep on the fridge. It'll have all our commonly used items, plus space to add additional stuff. There will be a check box by each item so I can just tick it off the list when I run out. And, the list will be laminated, so I can use it over and over. I'll attach a dry erase or grease pencil to it so I can mark things off quickly.

I made a draft today (unlaminated), and I'm going to give it a test run to see how it goes. It's on a standard piece of paper, which will make it difficult for me to misplace, but I might end up scaling it down if it's too bulky. Since Shayne and I seem to be splitting the shopping chores equally lately, marking things off will work better than him calling me at work and asking, "Do we need anything from the store?"

At least I'm trying to be organized...


Jennifer said...

That's a GREAT idea! I would recommend a WET erase marker instead of dry erase, though... so your fingers won't smudge it off when you hold it. Wet erase ones are the ones used on overhead projectors and such... you just run a wet cloth over them to erase.

sarah said...

I like it! Might have to try something similar, although I question my ability to recall every item that ever goes on my grocery list.