Below is a free printable errands and shopping list template you can use to keep track of what you've got to do on errands and shopping day each week.
Everyone's got errands to run, plus additional shopping that needs to be done periodically beside just for groceries.
You can just do these things when you remember them, or when you urgently must get them done, but honestly that isn't very efficient.
Sometimes errands are last minute and it can't be avoided, but most of the time a bit of pre-planning can save you sooooo much time.
So the way to use this template is quite simple. Print a copy out and put it up on your refrigerator or family bulletin board, and then during the week as you realize you need to do something, or need to buy something at a store that is not your normal grocery store, go ahead and jot it down.
If you want to use it to make sure you don't forget regularly used household items check out my article on how to do it here.
I personally suggest having a designated time every few days or at the least once a week where you plan to run all those errands and make those purchases all at once.
If you plan your trip and route you can save time and travel time as well. So on that designated errands day (or it could just be an hour, or whatever is needed) take a couple of minutes, fill out anything else on your list that needs to be done that you hadn't already considered and then just bring the whole list with you. It will act as your to do list for these errands and shopping list all at once, and you won't forget anything you needed to do.
Simple, but it works!
Click here to get your printable
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Here are several additional articles and printables on the site that you may find helpful:
Healthy Meal Planning & Grocery List Challenge
Daily To Do List
Grocery Shopping List Template
Below is a photograph of this free printable, as printed from a reader, Alyssa, who said, "I have been using your printables for a couple years or more. It has helped me organize everything and my life and it has gotten a lot easier and more manageable."
I would love to hear from you, sharing your thoughts, questions, or ideas about this topic, so leave me a comment below. I try to always respond back!