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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Efficient errands with tagging and Smart Lists

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by Andrew Conkling

This week's tip, shared by dina.demaio, will help any frequent shoppers make the most of their time out.

Shopping list with tags

There have been many times when I'd get home from Target and look at my grocery list, only to realize that I could have picked up the essentials (diapers, milk) at Target. But noooo, now I'd have to make a separate trip.

It happened one time too often, and finally I'd had enough.

I set up a series of Smart Lists – hardware, grocery, department, costco. They're all set to show items from a third "master" list that are tagged with the corresponding Smart List name(s) and "need". So now, batteries, diapers, etc. are tagged with all of the places they can be bought, along with "need".

This way, all my shopping lists are cross-referenced, and I'm running fewer errands – I'm saving time, fuel and my remaining sanity.

Thanks for sharing this tip, dina.demaio! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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