Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Home Management Binder Act I

Well, I got quite a bit done on my to-do list, but definitely not all of it. For one thing, I didn't really realize how much time it would take me to make a home management binder. I'm started though, and now that I understand what needs to go into it, I don't expect it to happen overnight. I have made up four weeks of menus, but I'm thinking I want to add a fifth. After having chicken Alfredo last week, DH reminded me that we also had it the week before. Oops! So I think this will help me not repeat meals so close to each other. Also, it will make my Mondays easier.

I know many people spread out their meal planning and grocery shopping throughout the week. Actually, I think a lot of people shop on Thursday for the coming week. For us, it seems to work better if I do everything on a Monday. I am forced to get out of the house this way (I am a total home-body). Also, I can really only think one week at a time. Anyway, so having my meals already planned out for me will shorten the process considerably.

Yesterday, I read through a few articles I found on Menus 4 Moms (if you haven't checked out this site yet, I highly recommend it. She feeds dinners to a family of six on around $65/week! And the recipes are very good, and usually easy!). So that got me started, but after Lisa's comment yesterday, I checked out FlyLady. Wow! Another highly recommended site. And the best part? They are both free!

I am going to assemble my binder today, and finish my calendar I am making on Excel. I know that you can usually buy these for pretty cheap, but I decided to make my own so that they are more personalized. I have another very long list of things to do today, including a doctor's appointment at 2:30, so I'd better get started!


Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

I will be checking out the Menus4Moms site. Sounds like something I could use!

Cmerie said...

Great! I hope you like it. Let me know if it works out for you.

Anonymous said...

Good for people to know.