When you live in a home with more than one person, and especially if the multiple people might have different eating habits, it’s hard for the person who is going grocery shopping to know what all is needed in the house. There are some things Donnie eats daily that I never even notice in the cabinets, much less recognize if they’re out or running low. So, our family has adopted the: Leave empty containers on the counter as a reminder until the item gets replaced – method of grocery listing.
Ideally, the items get added to my Bullet Journal to form an actual list to use every few days/weekly. But, I have given up on the Shopping Every Few Days dream of living. It’s just not workable for me, and it’s not really inconvenient to go to the store every day as both of our regular grocery stores are nearby or on the way to everything else we do. So! I shop every day! And I embrace that! SCREW YOU PEOPLE WHO DO IT ALL ONCE A WEEK.
(Sorry. I have some lingering feelings of inadequacy over my poor grocery planning skills.)
Anyway! Since I go every day, I don’t always have a “list” I’m working on. So, I simply take a picture of the counter of empty containers and use that as my list. I don’t forget anything that way AND I don’t waste the space in my bullet journal that I could be using for doodles the of “Kim and Donnie: True Love 4-Ever!” that I do while waiting on hold with the HVAC company.
Basically I’m giving you a Zoot Approved Life Hack here at misszoot.com >>> Leave your empty (and yucky) food containers on your counters when things run out, and then photograph the grossness in lieu of a grocery list.