Does your shopping list look like this? (Sending you all over the store because nothing is in order?)
- present for Tommy's birthday
- cream of chicken soup
A few years ago, I got sick of running all over the store or forgetting things because they weren't in order. I also got tired at home of going to the pantry and realizing I was out of an ingredient that I needed for dinner.
Printable Grocery List Freebie!
I solved both problems with one Excel Spreadsheet: I created a printable grocery list--organized by aisle, with boxes for checking off what I needed. Under each aisle name, I listed items I frequently bought from that aisle, and left a few blanks for adding new things.
Now, as I use an item I like to keep well stocked, I check it off on the grocery list so that I know to buy more. When I plan meals, I add the ingredients I'm missing to my list. As I think of things I need throughout the week, I check them off on the list. (You get the idea.)
So, even though the things I needed were thought of in a crazy order, they are in perfect order on my list. There will be no running back and forth from aisle to aisle--just a quick trip only to the aisles I need.
I know your list will be different than mine (and if you shop somewhere other than Walmart, you aisles will be different or in a different order), but I'm giving you this editable Excel spreadsheet so that you can make it your own. Sheet 1 (Grocery List) is a blank shopping list, but if you need some ideas for what items are in each aisle, I put my shopping list on Sheet 2 (Sample Grocery List). (If you don't use Excel much, the tabs on the bottom of the screen link to two different sheets.)
Following are links to download the Excel File (GroceryListPrintable), a pdf of the blank menu (Grocery List Printable), and a pdf of the sample grocery list (Grocery List Sample). You should be able to click on the link to automatically download the files. (I'm glad I finally figured out how to provide free downloads while bypassing checkout, but I'm sad that I have no way to tell if anyone is downloading the file. If you download, please consider "liking" this page. It makes me happy to know that someone enjoys what I create! Thanks!)
I hope this helps make your shopping trips easier! Enjoy, and have a great weekend. (Yes, I do realize that my Friday Freebie is--again--not posted on Friday. I need to find a better title so that it doesn't have to be posted on Fridays!!!)
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So very helpful and thanks for the free download. Thanks for supporting and sharing each week at Freedom Fridays.
can i get your sample grocery list in a Excel, so i can edit it :)
The first link links to an editable excel document. Did it not work for you? It's the pink text that says (GroceryListPrintable) --no spaces. Let me know if it doesn't work.
Thanks for sharing these files. I hope I will become better at planning meals now!
thank you very much. several times i have tried to make the perfect list, only to quit because I didnt have time or just because I didnt understand excel enough. your printable not only makes perfect sence, but I understand it enough that I could edit it if I did find something that was different for me( I needed to add dog and chicken feed) Thank you so very much
Thanks so much, Joy. I'm glad my list will help you!
Thank you times a million. I've been meaning to do this very thing for about 3 years. Now I can tell my husband it's done!
I love your website. I found you via a blog on Facebook from one of my girlfriends. There are so many wonderful ideas that I cannot live without you again EVER. I therefore subscribed so I won't miss a thing. GREAT JOB and THANK YOU!!
Thank you so much, Gina! You totally made my week! Hope to see you back.
Thank you for sharing this!! Just what I was looking for.
Hi Heidi, thanks so much for the printable. Love it cause it helps me a lot in grocery shopping.
Thanks so much, Hana! It's so exciting to find a reader from Malaysia! Have a great week.
i just printed your list and i like how it is, the best one i saw on the internet...its simple and straightforward and i didnt want to use colored ink and that i liked best...thank you
Thanks, Fred! I'm glad it will help you, and thank you so much for letting me know you like it.
Thanks so much I can't wait to use this with my family!
Enjoy, Aisha! Thanks for taking the time to comment!
Thanks for sharing your printable grocery list. This was just what I was looking for!
Glad to be of help, Crystal! Hope it works well for you.
Thanks for sharing your grocery list printable, makes life easier!! :)
You're so welcome, Alanna! Sorry I missed this comment in May! I don't usually take this long to respond.
Downloadable excel & PDF worked perfectly! This is a huge help- thank you :)
Love your blog!!
You're so welcome, Tracy. Glad they work for you. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Heidi, this is such a great shopping tool! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much, Marilyn! I'm happy to share. I hope they work for you.
Thanks! Your site is beautiful!
Thanks so much, Diana! It's a lot of work, but I love it.
shari lynne @ faith filled food for moms
Ummmm are you like a genius Heidi? LOL this is AMAZING!! Thank you for sharing!
Genius? I like the sound of that! (Nope. Just a busy mommy looking to make life easier!)
Barb @ A Life in Balance
Love this! My grocery list is on a scrap of paper which is unusual for me since I love my tech and organizing stuff.
That's what mine used to be, too, Barb. Download this, and you can have a much more useful scrap of paper!
Wow these are awesome! This required a ton of work, I am sure. Thank you!
Thanks, Heather. They were a lot of work, but now that they're done, I'm happy to share!
Such a good idea - I usually just put a list in my phone of the things we've run out of but I might give this a try instead.
Thanks, Clare. I love being able to mark off what I am out of, and then having an organized list for the store. Nothing like running from the front of the store to the back, and then back to the front!
Thank you so very much! I have seen so many of these all over the internet but none of them were created in a format that I could edit. Brilliant! :)
I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Heidi, I just found your page when I googled for a grocery list. Thank you so much for the free printable form; I love it! You saved me from re-inventing the wheel And I'm glad I found your page.
So glad you found it, Abue! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and say thank you. I hope it works well for you.
This is exactly what I needed! I appreciate it!
Glad to help, Deborah! Happy shopping!
Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! Thank you so much!
You're welcome, Kimberly. Thanks for taking the time to say thank you. I hope this list works well for you.
Thank you for the shopping list!! It is exactly what I needed.
You're welcome, Dianne! I hope you find it helpful.
Thank you for the shopping lists!!
You're welcome, Stacy. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Found your grocery list on pinterest! Thank you for saving me time!
THANK YOU!! As a Wal-Mart shopper, I LOVE this organized list (I'm also a librarian, so having things in order is one of my favorite things!) You have made my life SO much easier...now, maybe I can actually find the time to READ a book!! Great resources and wonderful website!!!
Thank you for the shopping lists! I love the sample list. I would love if you left that one open to changes. Then we don't have to re-invent the wheel, we can just tweak your already amazing list!
Thanks for the grocery lists -- I'll be using the sample Pdf List tomorrow. Saved, too!
You're welcome, Lynann. I hope it works well for you. Thanks for taking the time to say thank you!
Lisa J Shaw
You're welcome, Lisa. I hope it works well for you. Thanks for taking the time to say thank you!
This is exactly how I write up my shopping list, but having it in the computer will be so nice. Thank you!
You're welcome, Jessica. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Love your list!!! :) :) :) Thank you!
So glad you like it, Dawn. I hope it helps you.
Thanks so much for the grocery list. I used to have one that I made myself but sadly, lost the file. This will be a great help as I can make my own and transfer the staples list to my cell phone.
Stay strong! VOTE!!! I'm a proud Canadian who is feeling the effects of the USA's Covid and political issues, I miss my trips to WA.
Glad the list will help you, Sara. How do you send the list to your phone?
Thank you so much!! These are wonderful! I have been want something like this but have not been able to get it together. Thank you!