Do you spend a lot of time running errands? There always seems to be some errand to run or items to be picked up at a store. Save yourself time and money by running your errands more efficiently with this weekly errand and shopping list printable.
Benefits of Using an Errand and Shopping List Printable
Keep Track of your Errands
Keep track of everywhere you have to go with this one simple sheet. By listing out all your stops you are less likely to forget a place or errand you need to run. Also, check your weekly tasks list to add anywhere you may have forgotten.
Once you know all the stops you have to make you can plan the best day and route to go to as many places as you can at one time. You can group errands that are close in proximity to one another. Plan out ahead of time and note your errand order on the sheet. After you are done making out your errand and shopping list sheet, you may realize you could combine lists from two stores and eliminate a stop.
Furthermore, to save time on errands, don’t go to stores and places during peak times of the day. Do your errands and shopping on weekdays if possible or early in the morning when the place opens or late in the day before it closes. You wouldn’t believe the time and hassle you save by doing your shopping and errands during non peak times.
By writing or typing out your list, you may realize you do not need a certain item. It might have sounded good in your head, but when you see it on paper it is not necessary.
Next, having all your items listed out, helps you stick to the list while you are in the store. It helps you get in and get out quicker instead of browsing around or making an impulsive purchase.
Lastly, with using an errand and shopping list tracker, you can save money on gas with limiting the driving around and running errands more efficiently.
Components of the Errand and Shopping List Printable
The weekly errand and shopping list printable has 2 basic parts. The top section tracks the items you need from specific stores. The bottom section is the places you need to go to do a specific task.
How to Create the Shopping List Section
If you have to pick up items at a store, first list the store name. Then list the items you need to get. If you can, list the items in the order in which you will see them at the store. This will help keep your store time down if you are not running from one end to the other back and forth.
Then there is a box for notes, returns or exchanges. If you need to make any returns or exchanges note that in the box to the right. Be sure to have the receipt with you. In addition, in the notes section you could list the store hours or which store location you plan on going to if there is more than one in your area. This will help when planning your errands and run more efficiently.
Please note these shopping lists are mainly meant for retail, department, or home improvement stores. If you have to make a quick stop at a grocery store for a couple things then the errand and shopping list template will work well. However, if you are looking for an efficient grocery list printable click here.
How to Use the Errand Section
There are many types of errands that we run. It could be something for our home, vehicles or yard. Maybe it’s something for school, work, or an event we are attending. It could be something you or a family member personally use or do.
When adding an errand to the weekly worksheet, list the name of the place you are going, the task(s) you need to complete there, and any notes. A note could include something you want to remember to do or ask while you are there or the hours/days the place is open.
Errands vary greatly on the time they take. An errand like getting an oil change will take much longer than stopping at the post office to mail a package. Keep the errand length time in mind as you plan out your errand run to be as efficient as possible. Furthermore, it is easy to forget an errand we may need to do, so adding it to your weekly errand list will ensure it gets done.
Lastly, there is a check box by each store and errand so you can check them off as you complete them. This helps keep track of the places you have gone and what you have left to do.
Where to Get My Errand and Shopping List Printable
The errand and shopping list printable template is FREE and you can get it right HERE. In addition, there is a sample weekly errand and shopping list printable included so you can see what a sheet could look like.
The errand and shopping list printable template is available for you to complete two different ways. First, you can simply print out the sheet and write in your errands and shopping lists. Second, you can customize your one page worksheet online and then print it out or keep track of it electronically. Do whichever way works best for you.
Besides the errand and shopping list worksheet, the printable includes other weekly worksheets like a weekly tasks list, schedule, meal planning worksheet, and grocery list to assist you in planning and organizing your week.
Running errands and stopping to shop at stores can be stressful and cumbersome. Save more time and money with this weekly errands and shopping list to run your errands more efficiently going forward. Get your free weekly errand and shopping list printable below.