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Re: Are you organised?

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I just go down each aisle and pick out the items I need. I don't have a list. If you stick to the layout you don't usually miss anything.
The problem with that is that they move things around and you can't so easily find what you want/need.
I think it's a deliberate ploy to get you to look at other things that you might not otherwise.
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Re: Are you organised?

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Strewth Besoeker!

I'd go stark raving bonkers if I had to faff about like that doing spread sheets before I went shopping!
Most people just write a shopping list - and go.

If you don't mind me saying, I can't see why that is anything to do with being an engineer whatsoever.
How many engineers are there who would make a spreadsheet to go shopping I wonder?
Yep Mups, I'll hold my hands up to that one.....Besoeker is absolutely right....
I'm frightingley organised....Annoyingly organised, in fact this post should be in the 'What annoys you' thread.....

I have a spreadsheet list documenting everything we buy from Tesco.....
Mrs Fox or myself just scribble out the things we don't want each week.
It's even laid out in order of how it is found at the supermarket and even amended when things get moved so you can visit the store and progress round without going back.

We use the hand scanners and place the goods in two specially sized boxes that sit in the trolley, unless we are selected for a check (very rare) things do not come out of the boxes until we are home and unpacking them. Into the boot, and out into the house....

My underwear and socks are rotated each week to facilitate even wear, and the same clothes are worn each day summer or winter.....(changed regularly for washing obviously)
I pack my own luggage when going away, and am responsible for the obsessive tidyness of my wardrobe and drawers.

Like Floydy with his music, so I am with my running, every run I have ever done has a distance, time, and comment going back over forty years.
I also run a parallel bank account on a database and check it regularly with my banks to make sure we are singing from the same sheet, and to see at a glance my incomings and outgoings.

Being an apprentice trained engineer, I never borrow tools, if I need a tool I will buy it.
And I only grudgingly lend tools....
I cook dinner Monday to Friday and prepare menus a week in advance, and dinner is served at six thirty prompt....Unless we eat out....
I could go on, but it's time for lunch.....
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Re: Are you organised?

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The problem with that is that they move things around and you can't so easily find what you want/need.
I think it's a deliberate ploy to get you to look at other things that you might not otherwise.
But you soon get used to the new locations, Besoeker. It's also nice to try new foods for a change.
Also, it's good to change things around once in a while. We would hate to be set in our ways wouldn't we? How boring would life be if we only did the same things over and over again?
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07-11-2019, 12:51 PM
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Re: Are you organised?

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Hi

I do try, put things away in a safe place, then spend hours trying to find them again.

Is this a man thing?

I am dreading today, got to find some important paperwork.
No, I am never organised.
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07-11-2019, 12:59 PM
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Re: Are you organised?

Iím fairly organised but not to the extent of using a spreadsheet.

I keep a notebook in the kitchen and just jot down daily anything I need in my next shop. Easy-peasy that way
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07-11-2019, 01:02 PM
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Re: Are you organised?

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You don't get it?
It saved the faffing about. It was all listed without having to write anything down.That was the whole point of creating the one spread sheet. Not sheets.
And it prevents you missing things off that you need. As a busy dad......



So you bought the same products every week?...then the children could choose one item for themselves ,which wasn't on the spreadsheet?

Sounds like a military operation!....
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07-11-2019, 01:03 PM
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Re: Are you organised?

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But you soon get used to the new locations, Besoeker. It's also nice to try new foods for a change.
Also, it's good to change things around once in a while. We would hate to be set in our ways wouldn't we? How boring would life be if we only did the same things over and over again?
A couple of points if I may?
We get our groceries delivered so we rarely go to supermarkets for that.

My dear wife is a brilliant cook and we have new dishes regularly. The other night it was Cuban pulled pork. Amazing.
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07-11-2019, 01:08 PM
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Re: Are you organised?

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A couple of points if I may?
We get our groceries delivered so we rarely go to supermarkets for that.

My dear wife is a brilliant cook and we have new dishes regularly. The other night it was Cuban pulled pork. Amazing.
So why don't you just go through the online supermarket's range of products? I can't see that as being such a problem tbh.
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07-11-2019, 01:09 PM
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Re: Are you organised?

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A couple of points if I may?
We get our groceries delivered so we rarely go to supermarkets for that.

My dear wife is a brilliant cook and we have new dishes regularly. The other night it was Cuban pulled pork. Amazing.



There is nothing quite like shopping in a supermarket...

I hate people choosing my food for me...especially fruit,veg,meat...I like to look at what I buy....up close.

Unless you are unable to...then it's a different story.
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07-11-2019, 01:09 PM
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Re: Are you organised?

Originally Posted by Floydy ->
But you soon get used to the new locations, Besoeker. It's also nice to try new foods for a change.
Also, it's good to change things around once in a while. We would hate to be set in our ways wouldn't we? How boring would life be if we only did the same things over and over again?
No Floydy, same things every week; it would be a waste of good thinking time if you had to think what you were going to eat every day....
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