Generally when your family, friends or even co-workers say that they want to help they do. So to make it easier on them and you keep a continuous grocery list going. Time is precious and you don’t want anyone that is helping you to have to wait around until you figure out what you need. When you run out of something then put it down on the list. I suggest that your notebook be used for those different reasons: grocery list, to do list (like phone calls and such), doctor list with telephone numbers, friends that you don’t remember their telephone numbers and you don’t have their numbers in your cell phone.
When it comes to grocery shopping everyone shops differently. Some people are into brands only and others mix and still others only get non-brands. Don’t assume that the person is going to know what brand you use or what brand you think is the best. You want shopping for you as easy and clear as you can. Be specific in your list of items. When you are making your ongoing list of groceries put next to it the brand so that if you are on the phone giving the list to the person then you can also give them the brand. You could also send an email with the items and brand of each to make it easier if this will be the person that will do you’re shopping. If you can’t remember a particular brand use one of the supermarket online stores and do a search to find that brand name. if you still have the packaging of your favorite products you can show them that for quicker viewing on the store shelf. Also, I look at the sale circular and I circle which items I want to get for that week that is on sale and they could bring that with them to the store. You also want to tell them the size because that could be confusing also.
There are a few items that I don’t like in the store brand so I told my friends and this way they are not frustrated in the store trying to figure out what you want or calling you every few minutes trying to figure it out. This way they won’t mind going back to the store for you instead of looking at it as a nightmare experience. And don’t be upset if they brought a couple of items in the wrong brand or wrong size. Remember that getting anyone to help you is not always easy so cherish the helpers or they could disappear leaving you to fend for yourself.
I had a girlfriend that came over and she wanted to stop and pick me up dinner. I knew she was going to pass the supermarket so I asked her to pick up a couple of things. If you do that when ones are coming over or if you say when you are going to the store for yourself if you could pick up a couple of things for me then it is not going out of their way. And if you ask a couple of friends then it won’t be like one friend is doing this huge shopping with all these bags. That’s why it is so important to have that pad with you and make that shopping list. Also you want to cross off the items from your list so that you don’t get double of the same item.