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May 20, 2009

Top of the List

Daily life can become hectic, juggling work, school, children, planning and preparing meals and fitting in that recommended dose of exercise you know you could use. And if you’ve ever heard or used the expression “my lists have lists” you can certainly understand how busy, and sometimes forgetful, all of these activities can leave us. On top of that, who hasn’t scanned the pantry and fridge to create a grocery list, only to realize upon entering the supermarket that the list is still sitting on the kitchen counter. In the current age of convenience it’s a shocker that grocery lists haven’t been… say computerized… well, surprise, surprise! Technology has taken hold of grocery lists too. Many consumers are visiting shopping-list services on the web to create concise lists before heading to the market. Personal grocery lists can either be printed or accessed through different media such as email, text and even instant messaging. Some online services require registration, where visitors set up a username and password, allowing different family members or roommates to sign on from different locations and make amendments. There are various money and time saving features of online grocery list services. Some sites allow you to save recipes or ingredients needed for themed evenings like “taco night” and with one click all of your pre-saved ingredients are added to the list. One especially notable site, Grocerywiz.com, allows you to instantly see all of the coupons available in selected categories- and several clicks later, you’re on your way to saving money. No hypnotizing fluorescent lights here! Creating a list ahead of time not only allows you to create meal plans for the days ahead but also helps you focus your grocery expedition. Whether you choose to use online list services, or resort to the trusty pen and paper - SupermarketGuru.com has been recommending the use of grocery lists for years. It is one of the easiest ways to take hold of your grocery spending. With a list, you can expect saving of around 20 to 25%...Some recommended sites include the above mentioned GroceryWiz, which has an abundance of coupons, can be shared and accessed by family members, and is easy to navigate. For those who desire a more straightforward and basic website, Knotler is a great choice and can also be shared and accessed from different locations. Ziplist.com is another recommended site, which allows users to save individual ingredients for recipes or themed dinners. Ziplists can then be amended by family members in different locations and accessed through all types of media including, mobile and smart phones, email, and instant messaging services- saving time and paper! If you prefer an all inclusive pre-made shopping list with tips to remember before you go and check out visit Ultimate Grocery List. Clearly there are many great options available, and whether you choose to use online technology or stick with the trusty pen and paper, making a grocery list before you shop will undoubtedly save you time and money.

Daily life can become hectic, juggling work, school, children, planning and preparing meals and fitting in that recommended dose of exercise you know you could use. And if you’ve ever heard or used the expression “my lists have lists” you can certainly understand how busy, and sometimes forgetful, all of these activities can leave us. On top of that, who hasn’t scanned the pantry and fridge to create a grocery list, only to realize upon entering the supermarket that the list is still sitting on the kitchen counter.

In the current age of convenience it’s a shocker that grocery lists haven’t been… say computerized… well, surprise, surprise! Technology has taken hold of grocery lists too. Many consumers are visiting shopping-list services on the web to create concise lists before heading to the market. Personal grocery lists can either be printed or accessed through different media such as email, text and even instant messaging. Some online services require registration, where visitors set up a username and password, allowing different family members or roommates to sign on from different locations and make amendments.

There are various money and time saving features of online grocery list services. Some sites allow you to save recipes or ingredients needed for themed evenings like “taco night” and with one click all of your pre-saved ingredients are added to the list. One especially notable site, Grocerywiz.com, allows you to instantly see all of the coupons available in selected categories- and several clicks later, you’re on your way to saving money.

No hypnotizing fluorescent lights here! Creating a list ahead of time not only allows you to create meal plans for the days ahead but also helps you focus your grocery expedition. Whether you choose to use online list services, or resort to the trusty pen and paper - SupermarketGuru.com has been recommending the use of grocery lists for years. It is one of the easiest ways to take hold of your grocery spending. With a list, you can expect saving of around 20 to 25%.

Some recommended sites include the above mentioned GroceryWiz, which has an abundance of coupons, can be shared and accessed by family members, and is easy to navigate.

For those who desire a more straightforward and basic website, Knotler is a great choice and can also be shared and accessed from different locations.

Ziplist.com is another recommended site, which allows users to save individual ingredients for recipes or themed dinners. Ziplists can then be amended by family members in different locations and accessed through all types of media including, mobile and smart phones, email, and instant messaging services- saving time and paper!

If you prefer an all inclusive pre-made shopping list with tips to remember before you go and check out visit Ultimate Grocery List.

Clearly there are many great options available, and whether you choose to use online technology or stick with the trusty pen and paper, making a grocery list before you shop will undoubtedly save you time and money.