The main lesson taught in Grocery Shopping 101 is to start with a list — otherwise, if you wander the store without a plan, you’ll get home to find you’re missing key ingredients or wind up with just freezer full of ice cream. And ideally that list is organized by row — or at least by sections — so you don’t have to zig and zag all around the store because you wrote down zucchini and then milk and then onions.
“Life is busy, though!” you might opine. How in the world are you supposed to find time to make a grocery list that’s any more organized than a bunch of chicken scratch on a Post-It? We asked these smart — and extremely busy —people to give us their tips.