One of the best ways to save money and time in the grocery store is to shop with an organized list.
I’ll be quick to admit that while I usually shop with a grocery list, it’s not always organized.
But I’ve discovered a new service that will help you manage everything from menu planning to grocery shopping, and, best of all, it’s free!
ZipList is a free online service that helps you manage your grocery shopping list. You can add or delete items from your list with your computer, smartphone, text message, or e-mail. You can share your shopping list with family or friends, too, so that they can help you shop.
ZipList has a universal recipe box so you can save all of your recipes in one place, and you can easily create your shopping list from the recipes you’ve selected. Ziplist has an extensive database of recipes from MarthaStewart.com and Everyday Food, so you’ll never have to wonder what to make for dinner.
ZipList helps you organize your shopping list by store and by aisle. It’s easy to add notes to your list (for example, to make sure your husband picks up a particular size or brand) and you can also make note of any coupons you have.
You can access your ZipList via text and instant message, e-mail, your home (or work) computer, and via a smartphone. There is even an iPhone app!
I’ve always been the gal who keeps the magnetic notepad on the fridge, but after checking out ZipList, I think this might be a way for me to get out of the store even more quickly and to plan my menus around what’s on sale.
Check out this video for more info about how ZipList works.
If you’re looking for a free, convenient way to better manage your menu planning and shopping lists, I think you’ll find Ziplist well worth a look.