POPSUGAR Food Shopping Do You Grocery Shop With or Without a List? by partysugar 1/15/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More GroceriesGrocery StoresGrocery ListPollShopping Get inspired with our daily newsletter DIY Tech Love and Sex Home Vegetarian Food Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. shmoo15 7 years With, otherwise I'll end up buying everything in the store insanitypepper 7 years I always have to have a list, because I can't remember more than two or three things at a time. I write everything down in the order that I walk around the store, so I don't accidentally skip over something and have to make a trip back for just one item. ilanac13 7 years my mom has always taught me to use a list and i just haven't caught on for the most part. there are times that i will take one with me but it really depends on my mood and all that Marseeah 7 years I generally make a list, and then I don't use it! But making the list helps me think of everything I need. JaimeLeah526 7 years I have to go with a list or I end up forgetting everything I went in for and getting a ton of stuff that I don't need. My friends always comment on my list and notice when I don't have one and see the difference it makes for me. fuzzles 7 years I MUST make a list if I go to Super Tar-jey (Super Target) or I will go in for aluminum foil, grapefruit and toothpaste and come out with a cart full of "WTF!?" On the other hand, the farmer's markets are a list-free zone. Gotta go with what looks good! sahayra 7 years I always have a list so I know what I need, if I don't then I buy the stuff that I see while browsing. :-) AmberHoney 7 years I'm a lister also, but I do every aisle every time I shop cause there's always something new or that I just want when I see it. My hubby shops with me and he likes the sale items. So a list is a must and I must throw in all the extras. Love to grocery shop. Marci 7 years LIST, LIST LIST!! I keep a running list on my refrigerator, a habit I got from my Mom. The minute something is opened or used, it gets added to the list. That way we never run out of anything - or rarely, anyway. From the time I could write, I was taught to do that. I buy off-list if I see something on sale or that looks interest, but the list keeps me from forgetting anything and makes shopping quicker. acupofjoy 7 years I always make a list...but it doesn't always make it to the store with me! red4bonez 7 years I usually go aisle by aisle and see what I want or maybe need. But before I do any shopping I check what I need, if I forget to buy something ah well I'll buy it next time heheh =) piraterie 7 years I'm really bad with grocery lists! Even if I remember to take one to the store with me, I still almost always end up forgetting to pick up something I wrote down. NadiaPotter 7 years we need a list... I love to get to home and say "!@#$@# i didn't buy coffe" my boss... does that... always out of paper, coffe, sugar.. because she only goes, buys things and gets home and see what she got... even with a list you forget things CoconutPie 7 years I rarely use a list. I only make lists when I'm buying stuff for a party and I don't want to forget anything. Otherwise I just go to the grocery store and buy whatever I feel like buying that day and also sometimes I'll take advantage of the sales. Anyway, I never buy a whole lot in advance, I prefer going to the grocery store many times a week. I end up wasting so much stuff if I don't do that. Gabriela14815884 7 years I usually go listless lol but when I am trying out a new recipe or having a big gathering I usually make one so that I can remember to get everything. emalove 7 years OMG, I'm a list fanatic! I make lists for everything! I don't always STICK to my lists though...I tend to buy one or two new things each time I'm at the grocery store. I think it's fun to try new foods. chibarosa 7 years With a list, because I'll forget what I need otherwise. I also write out the list in the order I'll pass it in the store. bfly1133 7 years I always use a shopping list. But then again, I make a meal plan and then I make the list, so I am fairly anal about things like this. :) LaLaLaurie06 7 years Sometimes I even forget what I need when I HAVE a list! totonlaura 7 years I use a list sometimes... Babychloe 7 years I always take a list that I make from the supermarket sales ads and my coupons. ayanaphil 7 years I have to have a list to stop me from buying unnecessary items. Heck, I even have my lists separated by if they are food or household items. I also found it helpful to get my grocery money in cash so I don't overspend and overbuy which can easily happen since I do my shopping at Super Target. limelindsey 7 years I almost always use a list...I'm fairly absent-minded and will usually forget the most important thing I came to the store for if I haven't written it down! partysugar 7 years I'm a list maker, so I always have a list. The only thing I may buy not on my list is wine, beer, or liquor that is on sale. juliegal 7 years i usually go w/ a list... sometimes i do shop off the top of my head... and i usually just get some other things....sometimes to create another meal...sometimes just b/c it looks more fresh and sometimes just for fun!