You can fill up you menu and your grocery list and then just tear off your list each week. I LOVE mine and use it all the time. It is nice to be able to just keep it all together. It actually has saved me a TON of money. Before I had it, I would just go to the grocery store and get whatever looked good and nothing for a specific recipe. Then at 3:00 in the afternoon I would try to decide what to make for dinner that night and chances were, I didn’t even have all the ingredients for the recipe. Now I am prepared and know exactly what I’m going to make and know that I have everything I need.