Do you have trouble planning meals, getting things done, or just keeping track of things in general?
There is so much to do in a household from meal planning and grocery shopping to specific routine cleaning chores. Plus, these days, many of us are also juggling work and school schedules at home.
Well designed planning sheets and lists help me, and they can help you save time, save money, and be more productive!
For me there is nothing like a list to keep me on track. Yes, I am definitely a list maker!
The lists I rely on most are a list of things to do, a list of meals for the week, and a shopping list. I also keep an annual list of seasonal foods, activities, and notable events to remind me of things I might want to do in the future. These lists definitely help me stay calm, organized, and on budget.
So, I thought I would share some of the lists I have used that help me. What’s great about these lists is some of them can be repurposed for things other than cooking, kitchen and home to do’s, and grocery shopping. They can be lists for goals and dreams too!
My 6 Must Have Planning Sheets
Planning sheets for meal planning and cooking
♥ My Meal Plan – A planning sheet to list all major meals you plan to make in a week and to note groceries you will need to purchase. To save the most money, I list items on sale on the grocery list and then fill in the meals based on what's on sale.
♥ Shopping List – Use the shopping list to purchase recurring items you need every shopping trip and to note items you need to purchase for specific dinners.
♥ Baking Pantry List – This is a list of the most common items you need in your pantry for baking. Simple cakes, cookies, yeast breads, quick breads like biscuits and cornbread can all be made with these items from the pantry. Keep in mind you will still also need refrigerated items like eggs and some dairy, which should be kept track of on your shopping list of recurring items.
Lists for both kitchen tasks and life events
♥ Year in Review – Use this planning sheet for forward looking plans or keep a listing of what was successfully used in the past month. This sheet can be used for more than meal planning. Use it to note major cleanings like for the oven, refrigerator, or spring cleaning. But my favorite use for this sheet is it to note celebrations, festivals, and fun seasonal activities too!
♥ Things to Do - Oh yeah!... we all have the generic “things to do” list! Whether you start a new list every month, week, or day, this Things to Do list can be all purpose. Chores, school and work deadlines, and general tasks can start here and then moved to a weekly schedule sheet, year in review sheet, or even to the meal plan if a special holiday or event is to be celebrated.
♥ Weekly Schedule – Whether it is making sure the refrigerator is cleaned or a major work deadline needs to be noted, this is another all-purpose planning sheet to help you stay organized.
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