Since we have not had a lot of winter in Nashville this year, I am ready to do some "spring cleaning." If you know me in real life, you know I HATE to clean. There are a lot of things to do in life that are way more fun than cleaning. But, alas, it must be done. So, being the procrastinator that I am, I decided to go to Pinterest to see what cleaning tips I could come up with. And here is what I came up with...
I've tried Fly Lady and several other plans, but I never stick to them. But, I'm trying to turn over a few new leaves in my old age and I'm going to give this a try. I started this week and I jumped right in with this week's assignment - creating menus and grocery lists for healthy eating. This was an easy one to start with for me because I usually do this anyway. I check the sale ads and plan my menu. I like to check with Southern Savers to see what coupons I might have and if there are any really good deals to be found. Also, in my searching and researching (sounds scientific, doesn't it) I decided to use my Evernote app on my phone to store my weekly menu and also to start a recipe file. I have a recipe file on my computer that I have printed out in a notebook. It stores my famous Sweet Potato Casserole and several other family recipes from my mom. But Evernote is great because I can paste from the internet and eventually, print it out if I want to. If you are not familiar with Evernote, it is a note system that syncs with your phone, laptop, desktop, tablet so that all your notes are always available. It's a handy little tool.
So having made my menu for the week and also, getting a start on next week, I decided to make some other organizational tools for the pantry. Here are two that I made this week.
I just love bins! This is a handy little bin that I'll be making several of to coral things like lunch snacks, pantry items and video games.
Grocery bag holder. I made one of these many years ago, however, I made it WAY to small. This new and improved version is much larger and holds many more bags. Savannah reuses these bags for her lunch and when I get a huge build-up I donate them to our food pantry at church.
Of course, both of these items are featured in my Etsy Store.
How are you staying organized?
I need all the inspiration I can get!
Because I'm blogging instead of cleaning...
What can I say...