Now, on to this week's organizing project. I really want to keep on track with my 2012 Passion. This week's Chicken Feed is just left out. With all that is going on, we just had hot dogs last night and tonight it looks like it will be Tuna on Toast. I will shelter you from that. I found this challenge over at Home Storage Solutions 101 (just click on the button on the side to join in). If you are going to join in, please let me know so we can do it together. I am just jumping in. I actually did last weeks challenge which was Week 7: Coupons. This week's challenge is Meal Planning/grocery shopping which in my world, goes together.
Week 7: Coupons
This is my coupon book. It is the smaller notebook (5 1/2 x 8 1/2). I always find that if it's cute, I will use it.
Remember my Kitchen Island Organization? I still use the wicker in & out boxes to keep my store ads and coupons that are ready to clip. I just added my binder to the bottom tray.
When I am ready to clip, I have my calculator, scissors and extra tabs in a pencil holder in the from of my binder. I like the post it tabs. I can add a category when I need to, or simply take one away. They are not permanent.
Next, I have a folder to keep coupons that I don't want to forget, especially if they expire soon.
My awesome post it tabs.
I like the smaller binder, but, it is hard to find accessories. I did find some business card holders at Staples to fit the smaller binder, but, they are expensive. I just cut down pages that my kids used to keep their baseball cards in. I line it up and use a hole punch to add necessary holes.
That's how I do my coupons.
Week 8: Meal planning/grocery shopping
I always clip coupons, check ads and make my meal plans on Sunday. It only makes sense to include my menu planning and grocery lists at the back of my coupon binder. That way, I can take my menu plan/grocery list to the store with me.
These are awesome little forms that I got for free here. Simplify 101 also has a lot of organizing information. My favorite thing is that it is half sheets of paper and it includes a spot for my families activities. That way, I can plan dinner accordingly.
After the store, I take my menu plan and put it here.
I hope you find this useful, and, let me know what you do.