I can never remember...
  • After getting back home from yet another horrific Walmart trip, I realized I forgot the lightbulbs. Again. The light in the laundry room has been out for a month, and, without fail, I forget to pick up new bulbs every single time I go to the store. I also forgot toilet paper and ziploc bags, but thankfully am not completely out of those yet!
    So, what are the things you always forget to pick up? 
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  • BunnyBunny
    Posts: 1,034Member
    the main thing I go to the store for LOL. Always,never fails. "Oh we need milk". What do i forget? Milk
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  • Sultry
    Posts: 97Member
    I get my milk and bread delievered now.....

    but loo paper, and eggs for H. he eats eggs every single day, and when we run out i always forget to buy them. AND his bus tickets.



  • sweetestsparrowsweetestsparrow
    Posts: 53Member
    I ALWAYS forget lightbulbs.  ALWAYS.  I have 2 kitchen lights out and my porch light is out also and they have been out for 2 months.  Hahahahaha!  I just cannot remember to get the damn light bulbs.
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  • missmama5missmama5
    Posts: 6,874Member
    Light bulbs here too!
  • @sweetestsparrow and @missmama5, that is too funny! Though I'm glad I'm not alone in this! I guess I need to tattoo it on my forehead because I am tired of doing laundry in the dark. LOL
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  • katz_meowkatz_meow
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    Toothpaste. I know, gross. We always have plenty of kids toothpaste, DD is the only one that uses it, but we always seem to run out of grown up toothpaste. And bubble mint just doesn't cut it. Plus its gross
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  • sweetestsparrowsweetestsparrow
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    @doubletroubleplus1 Nope, you're not alone.  *song just popped in my head*
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  • screamnbrainscreamnbrain
    Posts: 51Member
    I A L W A Y S 4get the frikn shoppin list, so I 4get bout frikn HALF of every damn thing ;) ;)
  • TotallyWarped
    Posts: 185Member
    trash bags and coffee filters, i have to go without coffee at least 2 days before i remember to buy them :/
  • momofdbbmomofdbb
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    Wipes ! That and trash bags.
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  • CherryfriesCherryfries
    Posts: 192Member
    I forgot a lightbulb for my DD's lava lamp.
  • Emmasmom04Emmasmom04
    Posts: 268Member
    It's always milk and toilet paper here. Every damn time.  The other day I went down to get oil to make cupcakes, totally forgot that.. ended up using melted butter lol, they came out great tho!
  • theprincessmommytheprincessmommy
    Posts: 701Member
    trashbags and butter oh and ketchup when we need it.
  • Dragonbabyx3Dragonbabyx3
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    Always forget the lightbulbs...  Pantry light has been out for..... oh jeez...  7 months or so? Its a combination of either forgetting it or not having the money.. ugh.  I also have a tendency to forget other things... like my friggen coffee filters... which reminds me damnt... I am out of again.  And trashbags.  grrrr. 
    Now for some reason I always think we need country crock butter.... I have 2 full things of butter in my fridge and 2 half used ones... lmfao.... Why cant I forget the friggen butter?
  • GritsGrits
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    Now for some reason I always think we need country crock butter.... I have 2 full things of butter in my fridge and 2 half used ones... lmfao.... Why cant I forget the friggen butter?


    Um, yep. I always buy butter...we never run out. DH is always bitching about how damn much butter is in the fridge...EAT MORE TOAST...Or...mashed potatoes??
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  • mamamaybe
    Posts: 547Member

    I have forgotten that I have bought shampoo the last three times I went to the store. I now have at least a year's worth of shampoo....It is a shame I can't remember to buy the ziploc bags tho. Those I have been out of for two months.

  • @momofdbb- trash bags! Thank you! Adding that to my list. Going in prepared this time!
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  • theprincessmommytheprincessmommy
    Posts: 701Member
    Grits said:


    Now for some reason I always think we need country crock butter.... I have 2 full things of butter in my fridge and 2 half used ones... lmfao.... Why cant I forget the friggen butter?


    Um, yep. I always buy butter...we never run out. DH is always bitching about how damn much butter is in the fridge...EAT MORE TOAST...Or...mashed potatoes??


    I would kill for this problem lol....I am always out of butter, I buy one pack of salted one unsalted ever two weeks and then I run out and forget to get some when I go for milk.
  • twiztedmamatwiztedmama
    Posts: 101Member
    I usually make a list in my notepad on my phone so I don't forget anything and I don't forget the list. But inevitably there is always something I think of when my phone isn't with me and then I forget to add it to the list.... Then I always get asked if I got such and such when I get home. When I'm at the store I always know I'm forgetting something. Lol!
  • organicbabyorganicbaby
    Posts: 2,020Member
    I always forget the shopping list I carefully make :s
  • sunnymommasunnymomma
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    cat food!!! But that is something that as soon as I get home im accosted for if we are out, so I have no choice but to run back out to the store and get! 
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  • tothemoonandbacktothemoonandback
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    Dishwasher soap, dishsoap, bubble bath for the LO.  Every single time.  I have soap issues?!
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  • sharkmommy
    Posts: 413Member
    Lately, I've been forgetting whatever I went to the store to get.  Need shampoo for DDs, well, I got a bunch of other stuff we don't need and no shampoo. My DH is worse, I send him to the music store to pick up some sheet music I needed, and he came home with no sheet music and, get this...A POWDER BLUE UKELELE. 
    :-O
  • katz_meowkatz_meow
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    @sharkmommy I'm lmao!

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  • SasafrasSasafras
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    We have a years worth of garbage bags, I wish I kidding. We lost a box and went to buy more, then later was at SAMs club and found a huge box for cheap, got home and found missing box. So if any one needs garbage bags I got some.
    But I always forget the little bags for the bathroom and always run out of Walmart bags to use so I'm goin to use the big bags.
  • goldie
    Posts: 109Member
    I keep one of those pads you get at the dollar store with a magnet on the back stuck to my refrigerator, and as I get low on something, I write it on the list.  I rarely run out of anything (I know..OCDish)  When I go grocery shopping once a week, I just add to the list already going.
  • PJSaregreatPJSaregreat
    Posts: 356Member
    I have to basically think of each room in the house, with pen and paper in hand, thinking of things needed and write as I go. Including plan out the menu for the entire week, going through the ingredients for each meal. Otherwise I would forget everything!! :-/
  • GingersnapGingersnap
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    @goldie - I see your OCDish refrigerator pad and raise you and iPod list app.

    I keep a complete list of all of our regular pantry/fridge items, arranged by department and aisle, on the iPod. There's a checked and unchecked option. Everything is on there unchecked. If we run out or open the last container, I uncheck it on the list, so it moves to the top, active portion of the list. When I make our meal plan for the week, I run through the list again, unchecking items that are needed for meals. Once the list is made, I click to arrange it by name, and (because of prefix codes) the whole list falls into the order I walk through the store. 

    Before I did this, I had to go to the store three times a week and or quickly change meal plans because I forgot stuff. 

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  • Mommyof5
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    Tp
  • nursetobe
    Posts: 67Member
    Yep toilet paper is a big one here! 
  • SaraSara
    Posts: 1,064Member
    How about this. I make a list and go shopping every week. Mind you, our list seldom varies...I STILL forget something...and it is on the freaking list.
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  • BradsCrazyMomBradsCrazyMom
    Posts: 136Member
    Yea I also forget whatever the main reason I went to store for. Lol
  • I just realized today that my forgetfulness isn't only at the store.
    Went to visit my family today; they live about an hour away. I needed to pick up one of my casserole dishes I left the last time I was over there (the one that I use at least once a week). After spending the day there, making sure I didn't leave any of the kids' stuff (even remembered to grab my phone charger!), I left. Got back home, and had an OH SHIT realization: I left the friggin dish I drove an hour away to get.
    Maybe I'll just get a new one.
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  • babs413
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    I spent two and a half hours grocery shopping yesterday. I had a list. At the top of the list in HUGE letters it said MILK. I forgot the milk. I realized it when I was loading stuff in my car. I passed 2 stores at the way home and drove right by both. So I went out today for milk.
  • momtomany74
    Posts: 294Member

    Glad to know I'm not the only one suffering senility with this sort of thing, lol.

    Seems I walk out with everything but what I went there for.. :P

  • I almost always forget to buy salad, toilet paper, and light bulbs.  I have no idea how I manage to forget those things.  Good to know I'm not alone.
  • ZidashaZidasha
    Posts: 831Member
    I usually forget the first thing that made me need to go to the store.  
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  • PDXcocoPDXcoco
    Posts: 675Member
    Light bulbs, kitty litter, ketchup!