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Don't Be a Flake! How to Make a Shopping List You Won't Forget

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The benefits of using a list while shopping are clear:

  • It keeps you organized.
  • You actually remember what to buy.
  • You can write down items that you plan to get with coupons.
  • It curbs impulse spending.

A survey by Harris Interactive and the National Endowment of Financial Education explains how 80% of American adults make impulse purchases.

With so much to do and so little time, it’s hard to stay organized when shopping.

Whether shopping for groceries or picking up random items, we sometimes forget what we need to buy.

We can easily be lured by random acts of impulse spending if we keep forgetting our list.

As much as I know a list saves you money, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to the store and forgot my list. Other times while I’m on my way home from work, and know I need to shop, once again, the list is home.

Sometimes, my spouse is shopping and texts me at work asking what to buy. The nicely crafted list we drew up is . . . you guessed it . . . at home, sitting pretty on the fridge.

Time and time again, I have left my list behind while at the store. But what can I do?

Some people say to type it  into the notepad on my phone. That is too tedious and time consuming for me. I knew there had to be a better way.

I’ll tell you about a technique to eliminate this problem for good.

Never again will I forget the list and neither will you.

For those of you who are super busy and think that just getting to the store is an accomplishment, here’s what I call The Simple List Snap Solution.

Your Homework

While it’s fresh on your mind, put this technique into action today. Watch how much more efficient you’ll be while shopping. It will help you save time and money by not making extra trips for items you forgot. I also suggest you celebrate after completing the process for the first time.

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