Let me tell you, this week I think I blinked twice and it was already Thursday. :)
Not only I don't know where the week went, but it is so hard to believe Summer is coming to an end soon.
I was listening to the radio the other morning and they had a commercial talking about Labor Day sales
and my first thought was, Labor day???
And then I realized, it is only a few weeks away! WOW!
To me it seems every year Summer just goes faster and faster.
Well, enough rambling! :)
Today I am just sharing a quick post on how I keep myself sane and our daily life organized
while I save my family a little money every week.
Do you plan your meals and grocery shopping every week?
I have been doing this for sooo many years and it is so helpful to me.
I am an old fashion kind of girl, so I start by putting together a simple handwritten weekly menu.
Now, for those of you that are a little more technology shabby than me :) there is many grocery list/menu planning apps for your iPad or smart phone that you can install on your device. You can find many of these apps on Pinterest.
I do have them, but I just can not get myself used to going to the grocery store holding my iPad. :)
So, what is the best next thing? Paper and pen, of course! :)
As soon as I get a menu figured out, I start making a list of everything I will need to purchase for the week.
To keep everything organized, I have a drawer in my kitchen where I keep the weekly menu, grocery list, calendar
and coupon organizers.
Do you clip grocery coupons? I do, but only the ones of items and brands that we normally purchase.
I usually get them from our Sunday paper, and also from some coupon websites like
Once I have the coupons I want or need for the week, I clip them and store them in my larger coupon organizer and after finishing the grocery list, I get them ready to take with me to the store in my little purple coupon holder. :)
And this is what my savings look like on a regular week.
It is not much, about $30.00 a week, but when you think about it, we save about $120.00 a month
which translates to about $1,400.00 a year in coupon savings.
Every little bit counts!
It only takes me about an hour to get this done every week and it is nice to get up every day and not to have to think, "what do I make for dinner today?" :)
And this is how I stay organized.
I would love to hear how you keep up with your meal/grocery shopping every week.
Any tips or tricks?
Thank you all for stopping by.
Enjoy the rest of your week!