I'm a visual person, so this little trick is a big help when it comes to getting groceries for me and my husband. I don't know how many times I've made a trip to the grocery store only to come home without the item I went there for in the first place. Once I hit the cereal aisle (a serious weakness of mine- we usually have about 7 or 8 different kinds in our cupboard at once), I'll completely forget that I haven't been able to do laundry for the past week and a half because I've been out of laundry detergent. Duh. So I slapped a chalkboard on the kitchen wall so as soon we run out of something, we can write it down. It hangs right beside the fridge, a place where I'll see it numerous times a day, over and over. So by the time I run out for groceries, the words "toilet paper" are burned inside my brain and I will not forget.
Don't be fooled, this is a bogus grocery list. On a normal day the list would be something more like Coco Puffs, Vanilla Coke, tampons, pop-tarts, and milk. You know, the bare essentials.
Have a happy weekend!