Simplify Shopping List Creation with a Household Supply List

My approach to menu planning has minimized the amount of time it takes me to plan a grocery list. Though this process has been streamlined for some time, there were days when I found myself taking a lot of time to determine which non-food items I needed at the store.

Does it take you a lot of time to determine which non-food items you need at the store? Speed up this process by creating a household supply list.

I finally sat down and compiled a Household Supply List that catalogs all of the non-food items my household needs on a regular basis. When it is time to head to the grocery store, I no longer have to mentally walk through our toiletries, paper goods, etc. and try to remember which we use. I simply peruse the list, evaluate if we need any of the listed items, and note on my grocery list those items we do need. There’s no more guess work!

Here are the categories I’ve included on my list:

  • Bathroom (toothbrushes, toilet paper, bath soap, etc.)
  • Cleaning and Laundry (vinegar, dish soap, sponges, etc.)
  • Kitchen (parchment paper, plastic baggies, water filters, etc.)
  • Office (postage stamps, printer ink, pencils, etc.)
  • Outdoors (sunscreen, citronella candles, etc.)
  • Miscellaneous (light bulbs, facial tissues, etc.)

I’ve included a blank template of the list below so you can create your own (click on the image to view and download a larger, printable PDF version of the list). If you would like an editable version, please leave a comment saying you’d like a copy and I’ll email it to you.

Printable Household Supply List | Does it take you a lot of time to determine which non-food items you need at the store? Speed up this process by creating a household supply list.

Do you keep a household supply list or similar document? What other things do you do to simplify your shopping?

Shared on the following link-ups:

Frugal Crafty Home, Creativity Unleashed, Thrifty Thursday, Thrive @ Home, From House to Home, Whatever Goes Wednesday & Works for Me Wednesday.

Comments

  1. Please send an editable list. Thanks.

  2. I’d love an editable copy of this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a wonderful idea! I’d love an editable copy! Thanks!

  4. Great list! I just roam around and double check my stuff. I keep a list going through out the week, but I seem to be the only one that can add stuff to it 🙁

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I found out about you on the “organized junkie”. I’ve been looking for a good vacation list so I downloaded that. Perfect timing because I’m going to my sisters, by train, for a week.

    I’d like to have a editable household shopping list too.

    Thanks, Katharine

    katmeowrine@hotmail.com

  6. Brenda Muchmore says:

    I would love an editable copy of this!
    Thanks!

  7. Shannon, I have used several of your ideas adapted for us…THANKS for all your hard work on all this information.

    Congratulations on your baby…coming next month I think it is!

    Carol

    • Hi Carol,
      I’m so glad you’ve been able to use some of my ideas!
      Thank you for the congratulations about the baby. She is due next month, but we’re close enough now that it could be any day! We are incredibly blessed to be expecting her and are eager to finally hold her in our arms. 🙂

  8. I would like an editable copy please!

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