List of categories for an organized grocery list

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Here are some of the categories that are useful on a Grocery List.
  • Beverages – coffee/tea, juice, soda
  • Bread/Bakery – sandwich loaves, dinner rolls, tortillas, bagels
  • Canned/Jarred Goods – vegetables, spaghetti sauce, ketchup
  • Dairy – cheeses, eggs, milk, yogurt, butter
  • Dry/Baking Goods – cereals, flour, sugar, pasta, mixes
  • Frozen Foods – waffles, vegetables, individual meals, ice cream
  • Meat – lunch meat, poultry, beef, pork
  • Produce – fruits, vegetables
  • Cleaners – all- purpose, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid/detergent
  • Paper Goods – paper towels, toilet paper, aluminum foil, sandwich bags
  • Personal Care – shampoo, soap, hand soap, shaving cream
  • Other – baby items, pet items, batteries, greeting cards

How do you like to organize your Grocery List?

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  • Nice post but these are not categories. These are departments. A product category is more specific. For instance Frozen Foods is a department and Pizza is a product category.