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6 Good Reasons To Always Shop With A Grocery List

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Would you like to fast-track the way you shop for groceries?

If so, then you also would like to be more organized, and you would also like to avoid buying items you don’t really need. 

Let’s just say, by incorporating a shopping list and taking it with you, you are going to see great benefits, that will also greatly impact your physical, mental, and financial health.

Yes, drawing up a grocery list before you head to the grocery store is definitely something that you’ll want to start doing, especially after you see the list of benefits yourself. 

Here are 6 solid good reasons why shopping with a grocery list is crucial and why it’s a very important shopping habit to have. 

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1. A grocery list will save you both time & energy.

When you are pressed for time, there is nothing worse than running back and forth from the grocery store all because you forgot that one special item.

Also, if you list out the items to match how your grocery store is outlined (ie; produce, dairy, bakery), you’ll save even more time and energy because you’ll know what to grab at a moment’s notice. 

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2. A list will enhance your memory & keep you organized.

When it comes to writing out a grocery list, you are not only writing it out on a notepad or typing it on your phone with a grocery app, but you are also memorizing your list better because repeating information is the best way to remember things.

That means that having a convenient shopping list, one that you drew up for yourself before shopping, is a great way to not only help you stay more organized but also to easily remember what you need for the week.

3. It’ll help you lose weight.

Who knew that having a grocery list would help out your waistline, but it really does!

When it comes to writing out a grocery list, we usually make sure that it’s, in fact, a healthy list, and we don’t usually write out nonhealthy food options like microwave dinners and a six-pack of coke.

So a shopping list will be another great way to help you get a good jump on some healthier eating habits. Besides, you’ll be in and out of the store quickly, and you won’t be inclined to grab those tempting extra sweets.

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4. You’ll have less mental stress.

Lists, in general, are the perfect way to make a task seem so much more doable. The reason for this is, is that breaking down a task into smaller tasks means it’ll be so much easier for the brain to process.  Not only that but having a list will also help relieve some much-needed stress.

5. You’ll reduce waste.

When you don’t have a grocery list, do you buy things that you think you’ll like, only to have them rot in the back of the fridge?

The answer to that is usually, yes! When we buy items that we don’t really have an immediate need for, there’s a greater chance that they’ll only end up in the trash.

This usually happens with fresh food the most, since it doesn’t last long, but by making a grocery list, you can avoid wasting so much more food because you’ll have a realistic idea of what you need and how many food items you actually need to buy.

6. A grocery list will save you money — because it all adds up!

If buying food is busting your budget, it’s time to rethink, what you think you know, about grocery shopping. 

Because yes, even grocery lists can save you a lot of money!

According to research, having a grocery list can reduce your food expenses by 25-30%, but that’s only if you draw up a grocery list and remember to take it with you. 

The USDA also publishes a monthly food plan suggesting how much groceries should be, with the average cost of food per month, for one person, ranging from $165 to $345, (depending on your age and gender). 

These national averages also vary based on where you live, and the quality of your food purchases, but nonetheless, if you can shave some money down by having a grocery list, all the better. 

Besides, it’ll help steer you from swaying towards unhealthier and out-of-budget food items.

Are you convinced to shop with a grocery list? 

AnyList is the preferred app for collaborative lists of groceries. It’s well-designed and easy to use and makes food shopping simpler, and it’s accessible for both iPhones and androids. You should definitely give it a try!

‎AnyList: Grocery Shopping List on the App Store 

‎AnyList Grocery Shopping List on the App Store


There you have it! The next time you head to the grocery store, take your list with you, it’ll make sticking to good healthy foods so much easier. Not only that,  it’s a great habit to get into for your health, your wallet, and your time. 

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Tuesday 24th of August 2021

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Sunday 8th of August 2021

Great article!

I totally agree with number 3, it really does help me lose weight. having a shopping list keeps me stick to shopping healthy food or snacks and keeps me from picking junk foods!

stay safe and healthy!