I make lists for EVERYTHING and I just can't make a single list, I make multiple lists. I will have my drafts and then the final version. The final version is organized with (fingers crossed) no mistakes.
So my grocery list in particular is divided based on the order I shop (my mom started this). So all my veggies, then meat, then dairy and so on. Sure, some may say I have too much time on my hands (which I do), or what is the purpose of being SO anal...it is just your grocery list! But I like it mainly for one reason - I am NOT a shopper.
I see where I need to go, what I need to get, and I can get it and get the heck out of the store! I don't like to be in those places any longer than I need to be!
I have gone to the store with no list or with ones that are all helter skelter and it is much too stressful. Either I buy WAY more than what we need b/c I just don't know what we need, or I forget something I really do need, or I back track over and over trying to remember those things I need/wanted.
There is actually a website that has old shopping lists from people! really?!?! Click here