Don't overbuy! Organize your purchases by planning your shopping list with these simple tricks
Lots of people find it difficult to make a shopping list when doing their weekly shop, planning menus, and making other purchases. For this reason, we want to offer some guidelines that will help you organise and make a list correctly. We recommend basing it on what you need. This will ensure that you don’t forget anything that’s missing from the pantry and make sure that you don’t buy things you’re not going to use in the next few days, thus avoiding products going to waste.
Checklist to organise your weekly order
1. Make a weekly chart with the menus you’ll prepare for lunch and dinner, to be more or less sure about the main ingredients of the dishes you’ll cook. In this sense, the weekly menu you’ll base the shopping list on will be balanced, with food from all the nutritional groups to target an optimal diet.
Additional information: : When coming up with the weekly menu, it’s better to start with dishes that everyone likes and gradually introduce others, to discover new ingredients and get used to including them in your diet.
2. It’s useful to have a notebook to write down the weekly menus. It also provides the additional advantage of being able to take inspiration from a previous week’s recipe, when you run out of ideas or they don’t flow enough to fill the lunch or dinner menu. It’s also practical to have a magnetic board on the fridge to quickly write down anything that urgently needs to be bought.
3. Including fresh products each day will help save money, as well as being healthy for your diet.
4. Confidence in a good brand provides peace of mind. Therefore, when coming up with a shopping list, it’s convenient to let yourself be seduced by their ingredients, which will guarantee a good result.
5. Making an estimate based on calculating the amount of food you need will help avoid deficiency or excess. One way to calculate is by consulting the recipes. We suggest buying products as they’re needed.
6. Sticking to the budget you’ve decided on will influence avoiding “unnecessary whims”. They’re obviously allowed, but in small amounts. This not only saves money, but also ensures that you have what’s really needed for the pantry or fridge in your shopping trolley.
Along with these tips, we invite you to open your app amiPASS. search the businesses closest to you, and organise delivery. In this way, you can have the goods you need delivered straight to your door, wherever you are.