How To Use Evernote For Organizing A Digital Grocery List
When it comes to making lists, I tend to go back and forth between paper and digital. I shared my printable grocery list last week, but I want to pop back in today to share how I also often use Evernote to make my grocery list. If you’re always forgetting your paper list at home on the fridge or if you simply prefer digital solutions, this post is for you! And don’t worry if you’re new to Evernote, it’s free and simple to use PLUS my method can easily be applied using other types of digital documents.
Reasons Why I Love My Evernote Grocery List
1 | Evernote lists are easy to create and update.
You can create an Evernote grocery list in a matter of seconds. Simply open a new note, add bolded headings for each category of the grocery store, and begin adding your grocery needs underneath the headings. Since I have the Evernote app on my phone and can log in from any computer, it’s easy to add to my list any time I think of groceries we need.
2 | Evernote syncs across all my devices (and my husband’s!).
Any updates made to a note are synced across all devices once saved. David and I both have the Evernote app on our phones, so we can both easily add to our grocery list as we think of things. This is brilliant because I have a horrible memory, and I never remember all the grocery requests David mentions to me in passing. Now, if he mentions we need an item from the store, I simply remind him to add it to the app if he wants me to remember it.
3 | I never forget my list at home since I always have my phone on me.
With my grocery list in Evernote, I never get to the grocery store only to realize I left my list at home on the fridge. My phone is always with me, and I imagine you’re the same way. This saves me so much time, especially if I wind up making a last-minute trip to the store on the way home from work.
4 | I LOVE the little checkboxes in Evernote.
Like any word processing program, Evernote has a bullet point feature so you can create organized lists. One of the bullet point styles in Evernote are these adorable little checkboxes. They keep my Evernote grocery list organized as I’m making it, but they come in really handy at the store because you can tap the box with your finger and it will add a checkmark inside the box. This makes it easy for me to keep track of items I’ve put in my cart so I don’t overlook anything on the list.
5 | Evernote is free!
Evernote is basically a digital notebook. I use it to store all sorts of notes and lists, with my Evernote grocery list being a favorite. While there are paid versions, you’ll find plenty of features in the free version.
Quick Tips For Making Your Evernote Grocery List
- Set up your list with store category headings in bold text (produce, dairy, pantry, etc.)
- Use this same list over and over, simply delete items off of it after you get groceries so you have a blank template with headings ready to start making your next list.
- Use the nifty little checkbox bullet points!
- Share your Evernote grocery list with family members.
*While I personally love Evernote, you could create a similar grocery list template in many other apps. The notes app on your phone or a Google Doc would be great alternatives if you use them frequently already.
I hope this blog post helps you create your own organized Evernote grocery list! While I will never give up my love for paper, sometimes digital tools like this work best. I personally go back and forth between paper and digital lists, but choose what works for you! (If you do decide to go the paper route, don’t forget to download my free grocery list printable.)
Happy (and organized!) grocery shopping,