Meal Planning & House Cleaning 

I don’t know about you, but staying organized and getting stuff done seems really hard sometimes?!?! I hear from a lot of people “how do you get it all done?” Honestly I often ask myself the same question. Staying at home provides me with so much more time but some how I seem to fill up every second of the day. I used to try to get all my house cleaning done on Mondays. Although it was great because I went straight from my PJ’S to my sweats with no guilt, it just seemed overwhelming. So after looking around for ideas I started doing different chores on different days. It works so much better that way!!
 
 Here’s another tip…… I plan my meals for the week on Sunday. We go to church, I stop by the coffee shop and pick up the Sunday paper to get flyers and coupons, I go home I circle what’s on sale, clip coupons and then I pick my meals for the week based on whats on sale. I type them into my chart and hit print. I like to put it on the side of my fridge so I can check off things as I get them done.
 
 
 
Last but not least make yourself a collection of your favorite recipes. I take index cards and I write the name of the recipe on the top of the card followed by the book/page or website it came from. I then list all the ingredients along with the quantities needed and file them based on Chicken, Fish, Beef, Pasta, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Sides, Dessert. Each time I try a new recipe I make a new card. I then sit down and pick recipes for each day of the week and simply write my grocery list from the index cards. Trust me this is a LIFE SAVER!!!!! I would like to re-do my box to make it prettier but for now it works!!!
 
 

 

I made myself the chart below on excel. I haven’t figured out how to make nice printables yet but I’m working on it!! This is great I fill it in and print it out. I hang it on the side of my fridge and as I get things done I cross them off. It keeps me on track and focused for the week.

Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
         
BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST BREAKFAST
         
SNACK SNACK SNACK SNACK SNACK
         
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
         
SNACK SNACK SNACK SNACK SNACK
         
DINNER DINNER DINNER DINNER DINNER
         
         
         
Monday Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
Empty Dishwasher Empty Dishwasher Empty Dishwasher Empty Dishwasher Empty Dishwasher
Fold Laundry Fold Laundry Fold Laundry Fold Laundry Fold Laundry
Daily Cleaning Daily Cleaning Daily Cleaning Daily Cleaning Daily Cleaning
         
Run Dishwasher Run Dishwasher Run Dishwasher Run Dishwasher Run Dishwasher
Do Laundry Do Laundry Do Laundry Do Laundry Do Laundry
Sweep Sweep Sweep Sweep Sweep
Pick Up Pick Up Pick Up Pick Up Pick Up
Change Dish Towel Change Dish Towel Change Dish Towel Change Dish Towel Change Dish Towel
         
Monday Bathrooms   Monthly  
Tuesday Wash Floors   Walls/Doors  
Wednesday Windows   Fridge/Kitchen Appliances  
Thursday Dust/Change Beds   Boys Rooms  
Friday Monthly   Dog Bath/Brushing  
         
WORKOUT        
Monday        
Tuesday        
Wednesday        
Thursday        
Friday