Websites such as GroceryLists.org, OneCreativeMommy.com and ClementineCreative.co.za offer editable, printable grocery lists for free as of 2015. To modify these lists, you need software compatible with the format in which the list was created.
Some downloadable grocery lists can be edited in a recent version of Adobe Reader software. In these lists, you need to click on the area where a form blank has been added and then fill in the name of the grocery item.
In an effort to organize certain food groups and create a more efficient route through the grocery store, many grocery list authors sub-categorize food items into designations such as dairy, bread, frozen and baking. Some lists are highly customizable, allowing you to change the names of subcategories as well as some basic design features.
Some lists also detail things to bring with you or remember while you shop, including reusable bags and coupons.
Some editable grocery lists already contain a litany of pantry and refrigerator staples, including milk, bread and eggs. In many cases, additional blanks are added at the end of a subcategory so you the can include additional items. Some downloadable grocery lists only provide subcategory titles, which allows you to write down only the items you need.