Originally Posted by Hippie Mama in MI
I keep one-week menus with complete shopping lists on my computer. I have seven weeks' worth now. When I need to stock the pantry in a hurry, I just choose a week, print the shopping list, and jump in the car. When I have extra time, I plan up another week's menu, save it, and add it to the pile.
OOOHHHHH.....I like that one. Too much of my time is spent meal planning and we end up with much of the same stuff anyway.
Originally Posted by lillydilly
One of the best things I did recently was finally clip a lanyard on my bag for car keys. I cringe when I think of how much of my life I've wasted searching for car keys in my bag.
My new purse has this feature built in. It's really great.
The things I noticed and changed were: Putting the sheets in the room they are used in, not a linen closet. It saves me time from searching for the correct size and when a bed has been wet, I don't have to leave the room to change it. (Or worse, take the sheets off only to forget to return to the room to resheet it and have it bare when the kids are over tired and it's past bedtime
I put all the DVDs in a zippered case rather than the jewel cases so that I don't have jewel cases all over.
Screwed hooks into the wall inside my kitchen cabinet for stuff that is easily lost. The peeler, measuring cups, baster, ice cream scoops, etc.
I couldn't stand the piles of soda cans that would be all over so I used one fo the 'camping trash cans' that collapse when not in use, to store cans before I return them to the store. The great thing is, it's not heavy even when full of cans, collapses closed when I am done and want to finish shopping and is leakproof, so no sticky residue on the carpet in the rear of my van every time I return the buggers!
Now I just need to find a solution to the paper clutter (basket or filing....not so good for me!)