Benefits of habit “Make grocery shopping list”

✓ Helps save money
✓ Reduces risk of impulse purchases
✓ Improves financial management skills
✓ Helps plan overall expenses

First step:

Once a week


1. Today, put together a shopping list while looking at your fridge and panty. Try your best to stick to it when actually shopping.
2. Next week do it twice.
3. Keep it up until you make grocery shopping list everyday.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Shopping at the same time can lead to you putting together a list at the same time to, which in turn will lead to it becoming a habit much easier.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a notepad as fridge magnet, which you could use to put together a list of note items that run out.
✓ Let the app help. Put a reminder on this app to ring you up when it’s time to make shopping list.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month of successfully making and sticking to shopping list, reward yourself by counting and putting away the money you saved by not spending on unplanned items.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Notepad on fridge. Not only is it good to remind you of the list, it can also serve as a way to note down items that run out during the course of the week. As soon as you finish something in the fridge or pantry, note it down. Same goes for recipes you think of: just note what you’re missing. You will end up only taking the list at the end of the week and in no need to meticulously review each item.
✓ Plan your meals. A good way to know what to buy is to plan your meals and general cooking ahead of time. Note down items you will need for each recipe and don’t buy things you “might” use.
✓ Set a budget. Another good way to limit your spending on food is to set a weekly budget you can spend on groceries. That way, your meal plan will be much more precise and affordable.