Want to Save Money? Make a Shopping List!

Want to Save Money? Make a Shopping List!

In a hard economic time, one of the most important things we can do to pinch pennies in the supermarket is to create (and stick to) a shopping list. Keep a running list of things you need and determine at the beginning of the week what you will need for meals that week before you go to the store. Creating and maintaining a shopping list is now easier than ever. With web-based and cell phone friendly shopping lists, you can create your list either the old fashioned way (on a scrap of paper, notepad, etc) or the “new” way (through your phone and/or computer). I found a very interesting article on keeping a shopping list at this website (click the photo above!). At my house, we normally keep a running tally of what we need, with everyone in the family being responsible to write down the foods we need as we open the last package or jar.