Saturday, February 25, 2012


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...
I'm hopeless!

1 comment:

Judy @ A Meek Perspective said...

I absolutely love Evernote! I use it at work and at home for clipping anything I think I want to save from the internet and it all syncs so I can find what I'm looking for at either place. Fantastic for recipes and FREE! I'll have to look into the 52 weeks. Flylady didn't work for me either.

Judy :)

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