Free Grocery List Template

I was so excited last week about your response to the menu planning template I created that I just had to do another one!  Today I introduce to you my grocery list template.  It’s just a simple straightforward list.

Grocery List Template

The method to my madness on this one, and why I didn’t add lines to each of the boxes, is that grocery lists (in my opinion) aren’t suppose to be neat.  If I had added lines in, I would have been forced to write neatly on each of the lines and I just don’t have time for such silliness.   So the boxes are wide open in order to make it as simple as possible to whip up a grocery list in no time flat.

Also a reader came up with a fantastic idea and created a grocery list envelope printable to share with us.  Now you’ve got a grocery list and coupon holder in one.  Brilliant!  Click on the link below to print on a legal size envelope double sided.

Grocery List Envelope

See also my other downloads:

Menu Planner Template

Family Travel Checklist

Filed under: Menu Plan Monday, Printables


92 Responses to Free Grocery List Template

  1. 1
    Marci says

    I am so glad you put a reminder for recycled bags!! I forget everytime! Very frustrating!

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    Terry says

    I really like this. Yesterday I was thinking as I was grocery shopping that it would be a much easier experience if I made my list into sections…a real timesaver. Thanks for sharing your template.

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    Lynette says

    I like the sections and no lines, too.
    I always put my recycle bags in the car when I am finished unloading them…then maybe I’ll at least see them and take them into the store…(I forget that sometimes, too!)

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    Melissa says

    I love this template! I usually create a list with 5 categories: produce, meat, dairy, bread and misc…but the misc category is huge and all over the place. I end up running back and forth through the store to find everything. Your template breaks that one category into meaningful sub-categories that will make shopping much more efficient. Thank you!

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    Heather says

    I love all of these templates! They are great! I always want to make my own but I never seem to get organized enough. These are just what I needed! Thanks for sharing!

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    andi says

    LOVE IT. once again. you did awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    Samantha says

    I love how you have organized this list! I can’t wait to use. All of the lists I have seen seem to miss something or not flow how you would actually be in the store. Thanks again.

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    Unsinkable Kristen says

    LOVE it. This is absolutely perfect for what I need. Thanks!!

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    Malina says

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for!
    I loved your template from last week (the weekly menu planner). However, for me, the grocery list section wasn’t big enough so I was thinking of ways to create a separate grocery list. This is PERFECT!

    Thank you so much for sharing all your FABULOUS ideas! It makes organizing FUN :)!

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    Elaine says

    I like your template. While I usualy use lined sheets mine are not organized by anything other than the order in which I write something down – not very organized at all. The way you have this done the things that I will find together in the store, any store, will be together. =) Thanks, I’ll be printing this out and making many copies.

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    Barbara H. says

    Thanks for those! I’ve been needing to make some kind of grocery list — too often I find out something else I needed just AFTER getting home from the store. I might try both yours and the Ultimate one to see which works best for me.

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    Contemplative Mom says

    Thanks! This is great! I often try to organize my list by category, but always end up with a messy, hard-to-read list when I’m done.

  13. 13
    Jenna says

    Yay! Thanks! This template is fantastic!

  14. 14
    Crista says

    I LOVE the packing checklist!!! Thank you!

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    Tracy says

    LOVE IT!! Thank you for sharing with us!!

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    Cheran says

    I love this template. It is so perfect for me. I sit and look through recipes and make a list from them and then when I get home and go to fix dinner I can’t remember the recipe or where I found it. Thank you this way exactly what I needed.

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    Erna says

    What useful lists! It’s nice of you to share them. :0) I have a segmented shopping list in four categories (Produce, Dairy, Meats/Frozen, Aisles) but I like the further breakdown that you have. My hubby does the shopping but I’m the list maker. :0)

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    Hope Cantrall says

    You rock!!

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    Kristin says

    Amazing!!! I am very picky and have a hard time organizing somethings (I think I try to over-organize). This is perfect for me!!! THANK YOU!

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    Christy says

    I too appreciate the recycled bag reminder. I have stored them in the closet by the back door, but out of sight, out of mind. I carried them around in the car for a while but they ended up everywhere. This grocery list will remind me to grab them from their space.

  21. 21
    Karyn says

    You are an angel to share. Blessings to you!

  22. 22
    Melissa says

    I love these we travel a lot and I’ve often thought I need a master list but never made one I would be so fraseled after laundry adn packing then the actually going that I would want to even think about a list for next time. Then next time would come and I would say why,why,why didn’t I do that list, and repeat the endless cycle. So thank you for doing my list for me I can assure you it will get used a lot.

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    Michelle says

    thanks so much for this 😉

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    Gina says

    I love it! What a great time-saver for those of us who have to shop with 2-3 little ones tagging along. This makes it easier to get things by the aisle, plus when I take my older son along, he can use it like a Bingo board and X out each box as we complete it.

  25. 25
    Cori says

    Thank you so much for sharing! I love the way you organized your grocery list, what a time saver!

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    Jenn says

    A coupon box! How wonderful!

  27. 27
    Catharine says

    wow so much better than my lined notebook paper….talk about an unorganized shopping list….this is going to help so much. No more forgetting and having to run back to get it. THANKS!!

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    gina says

    thanks for the link to your family travel checklist – we’re leaving on friday so this was the exact thing i needed right now!

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    Mrs disorganised says

    Thanks for the lists. As a very organised person on the inside trying desperately to break out of my extremely disorganised outside it all helps.
    I have just flicked through quickly but on the travel list is there a mention of holiday insurance details? Just had a 2 week ski holiday worrying each time someone fell over about where our insurance papers where.

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    Karrisa says

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this template!!! I’ve always hated the kind with the lines to check off or try to squish in a number to indicate the quantity I need. I’ve just never had the creativity to make one of my own. Thank you!!!

  31. 31
    Matthew Williams says

    The tool at allows you to build your grocery list online and print it out – it also estimates your total. What do you think of online tools like this?

  32. 32
    Kim says

    I was using “google” to find a grocery list that would work for my family & found your website! Thank you so much !!

  33. 33
    Laurie Fancy says

    Hello, Laura:
    OML ~~ I didn’t think there was anyone else in the world more anal than I am!! It’s nice to know I have a few sisters out there!! I’ve been making lists since I was a kid. My mom thought it was hilarious and great at the same time. She’s a dyed-in-the-wool listmaker, too.
    Thank you for the grocery templates. The most ultimate one looks too stark, needs some colour & clip-art. I like yours better. Too bad we couldn’t combine the two. Thanks, Laurie from Maple Ridge, BC CANADA

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    Gina says

    You know I love this list–I share it with everyone! I passed it out at my MOMS Club last meeting, and everyone thought it was great. I’ve seen it up on several fridges around town. 🙂

    Today I posted about using it to help you when shopping a special promo at an unfamiliar store (double coupons at one of our local stores). It really helps me stay organized!

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    Patricia says

    Thanks for the grocery list templates, they’ll come in handy 😉

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    Kristen says

    Thanks for the templates for both the Grocery List and the Menu Planner. I have never felt so empowered! I had a crock-pot meal started this morning and when 4:00 p.m. rolled around, I didn’t know what to do with myself! (Ordinarily I’d be trying to decide what to fix for dinner and panicking because I might not have the ingredients I needed.) I ended up playing with my 4 yr. old son during that time, which was a joy! I’m anxious to explore your recipes now. When I get better at this, I’ll send you some of mine.

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    Valencia says

    This is awesome!!!

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    Kandice says

    I love your lists! I printed them out so my husband can go to the store and not forget what he is supposed to buy (and to cut down unnecessary purchases).
    Thank you!

  39. 39
    Bailey says

    Thanks so much for your template and the links to the grocery lists. This will help me so much!!! I usually panic when I get in the grocery store because there are so many choices, but this should make it easier. 🙂

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    Amy says

    I was looking for a way to better organize my grocery list so I don’t back track in the grocery store. This worked really well. I would like to rearrange the catagories so that they go in the same order as the isles in the store I shop in. How is that for anal?

  41. 41
    Angel says

    My mom made a list like this when I was growing up. She made it very specific to our family, printed it, and hung on it on the fridge. For years I have used that same list but changed to a lacto-vegeterian diet a couple of years ago. Needless to say, half of my mom’s list was not being used anymore. I was preparing to make my own when I found this website. THANK YOU!
    @ Amy- I rearranged the list to fit my local grocery store layout too! =)

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    Tonya says

    Sooo happy to find your website. I’ve always been made fun of by family because you can find two things on my fridge, my Excel created Grocery List, along with my monthly budget. In my house an unorganized house is an organized life.

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    Deborah says

    I only just discoverd your blog today, and the menu planner with the added grocery list on the side is brilliant. Just what I need. Thank you. I’ll have a good look around – looks interesting!

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    Michelle in CT says

    I LOVE your reasoning for not adding lines! Not having to “conform” to a checklist is so FREEING! LoL THANK YOU!

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    Elaina says

    Great template, I still love my lines. Be GREEN and print your menu on one side and grocery list on the other, or grocery on both sides if you don’t do menu’s (2 sheets will last the whole month):)

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    Lakhimpur Kheri says

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    noel says

    so much easier. chasing a two year old around walmart is tough. now i know where to lead the pack haha

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    Anita says

    I found your website today. I was looking for a printable empty grocery list template like I saw once on our MicroSoft Word. After our computer went to the shop MicroSoft Word had changed and now the template offer is gone. Could you help me find one? Thanks

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    Kimeve says

    I have a crush on this site! Thank you so very much for sharing! 🙂

  51. 51
    Lea says

    This is wonderful. I have been looking high and low for one like this.
    Thank you so much!

  52. 53
    Karen says

    This was so helpful for me when going to the grocery store. To have everything organized is wonderful. I actually printed the Ultimate Shopping List and then printed the Vegetarian Shopping List on the back because I am vegetarian and my fiancee is not. This is a great tool. Thanks!

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    Dan says

    Thanks for the great grocery list planning tools! I love em.


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    free groceries says

    oh this is great! thanks for those awesome information! great share!

  55. 56
    Amy says

    Thanks for sharing! I organize mine based on the isles and how they are laid out in my favorite grocery store…. also I wanted to mention for any iphone users there’s a GREAT free app called “Grocery IQ” that you can keep a running list on as you remember things that you want to get next time you are at the store. You can add prices so that you know how much your total will be when you check out, and it has a bar code scanner that puts all the info into your phone for non-generic items! I love it and it’s been a real time saver for me this year!

  56. 57
    Malcolm says

    Hi Laura,

    I must say its a very simple pdf which people may find usful on a busy shopping day.
    Its basic but simple and that’s just what some people want.
    I suppose the word “Handy” comes to mind.

    PS. Great site for those who love to be organised. Malc.
    Grocery Shopping List

  57. 58
    Magnus Millstream says

    It’s even easier to organize your shopping list with the free web site .
    If you create an account it will also keep track of your most common items and create favorite shopping lists. If you log in with an iPhone or Android phone you will also get the web site in a iPhone friendly format.

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    myhabit says

    I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

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    Adi says

    This is really helpful. Thank you so much.

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    Leyla says

    I LOVE this template 🙂 Finally one that makes SENSE 😀

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    ST says

    I nowadays use btmarket for creating grocery list. This provides you a nice interface to build the list. Plus they have a lot of items to choose from. The site is

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    Grocery Aisles says

    I am a Developer for We have a very terrific grocery shopping list builder at

    It has a very intuitive user interface to select predefined items, plus you may add your own items. On top of it, we are a Login-free site!! You may retrieve back a list for later use by simply emailing it to your email address.

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    Amanda says

    Thank you so much for the lists! Was going to create one myself and not feeling motivated enough, then I found these. For an extremely busy business owner and young Mom, this is such a time-saver!

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    Amy Everpean says

    I recently discovered another great place to purchase a grocery list maker at I’ve been using it for quite some time now for all my grocery shopping adventures and have totally loved it!

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    Bonnie N says

    Soooo cool!!!! Thank you.

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    Ilia says

    This was exactly what I was looking for! Thanks so much! I tried it out today and got out of the store in record time! Thank you!!

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      Laura says

      That’s terrific Lilia, so happy to hear that!

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    Sandy Zellner says

    I have been food shopping for over 45 years and have always made a list. Unfortunately, my lists were not organized and often forgotten at home or in my purse. Your template is so much better and time saving. No longer will I be back tracking nor will I be distracted by “sale” items not on my list. I’m actually looking forward to grocery shopping!

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    Sis says

    I’ve done another organizing trick with my list. It works great for me. The middle section of my template is my shopping list. At the top I have my menus for the week. For each meal I have a footnote and for the footnote I put the ingredients for that meal. Say the store is out or the price is too high for an item – I can easily see what else I can drop off the shopping list. During the week I can also glance thru the footnotes to see what items need to be used first so I don’t have as much spoilage.

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    Darla Douglas says

    I’m still using this list! 9 years later!


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