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A Shopping List for Dads/Men?

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Windybob Wed 21-Nov-18 09:17:19

I hate doing the grocery shopping, and hate using a shopping list; which the wife insists would make me remember everything better.

However, I found this article about making a "men's shopping list" to solve various "man problems" (their words, not mine)!

Some of the suggestions seems quite interesting. Makes me think that maybe the wife is right and using a shopping list would actually make doing the groceries less painful.

The suggestion of using a shopping list app has piqued my curiosity, too, as I'd never considered using one before: didn't even know they were a thing (although, why wouldn't there be an app for that). And maybe being able to use a shopping list app on a smartwatch will convince the wife to get me one this Christmas! ;)


TastelesslyDone Sat 24-Nov-18 14:02:06

Yeah, using a shopping list really does the business. Paper, pencil, done.

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CosimaNiehaus Sat 24-Nov-18 14:11:47

What’s special about a men’s shopping list? Is it penis shaped? Or just bold?

This whole post with its repeated terminology reads like a lame SEO ‘expert’ having an attempt to attract traffic / Google ranking for a lame story about man shopping (whatever that is).

I didn’t click it just in case ;)

Carpetglasssofa Sat 24-Nov-18 14:13:15

The article advised men that if they wrote a list they were less likely to forget stuff.

Carpetglasssofa Sat 24-Nov-18 14:13:48

SillyPsychic Your grocery shops must be nicer than mine wink

Windybob Mon 26-Nov-18 08:59:05

Yes, it seems to make sense and will give it a try it and see if it helps.

I like the idea of a smartwatch app, but in all honesty how much more effective can it be over sticking to pen and paper? Maybe I'll do a search for some shopping list apps first and try them out to see how they work on my phone first before badgering the Mrs smile

mybumpismostlypudding Mon 26-Nov-18 09:03:55

If my DH suggested he needed a smart watch to complete a simple task (that I manage with a scrap of paper!) I'd think he was a moron confused

epicclusterfuck Mon 26-Nov-18 09:07:35

Meal planning is going to blow your mind!

NewGrandad Mon 26-Nov-18 15:43:58

The problem with the lists that my wife writes is that they're never in the order that the aisles are in. Ups my step count but........

FiveStoryFire Mon 26-Nov-18 19:04:59

Meal planning is going to blow your mind!

^^ Yes! OP there are apps for this as well!

MrBuscuits Wed 28-Nov-18 18:49:07

My Mrs WhatsApp's me the shopping list for the frantic dash around Aldi beforehand grin no need for apps for it hmm

Windybob Mon 10-Dec-18 11:23:01

Agree with you NewGrandad about how irritating it is when stores change layouts.

As for meal planning, I suppose I'll get into that when I get into that.

But overall, it looks as if people have many different ways of dealing with the groceries, from pen & paper to Whatsapp. I suppose if it works best for you, then it works best for you.

Been trying a few shopping list apps, and they're helping. Alas, none of them are perfect. I suppose I'll find what works best for me eventually!

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