Sunday, April 22, 2012
Day 22 - Spring 30 Day Clutter Buster Challenge
Sorry the blog was a little late today but I was busy trying to attempt a project that I saw on Pintrest. First I'll show you what I decluttered today.
You may be wondering what all those paper are for. These were my very inefficient way of menu planning. Each Thursday I sat down and tried to think up a menu for the week. I would write it down on a sheet of paper and then I would save that paper in the hopes that I could then look over the sheets at a later date to help me figure out yet another meal plan. It wasn't working out and because I stored them in my desk, it made my desk look messy and unorganized.
Then I saw this awesome idea on Pintrest. Megan, the author of a blog (here) created this amazing, month-long meal planner using magnetic paper and a magnetic, white board calendar. I didn't even know that magnetic paper even existed!
This is what I've done so far.
I bought a magnetic, white board calendar.
I made up a chart of all the meals that we eat on a regular basis. I even colour coded them! And let me tell you that this was not easy for me. Being as computer challenged as I am I actually had to teach myself how to use Microsoft Excel. Thank goodness for Youtube!
I made sure that I added in days for eating out and for leftovers.
I then made magnets for the months. I'm also adding in lunch ideas because I am the worst for not eating lunch and then end up starving an hour or two before dinner. I've asked around for easy lunch ideas and I will finish up the board when I have at least 14 of them. Tonight I will be spending a lot of time cutting these out but I think it will be worth it in the end.
Go check out Megan's site The Homes I Have Made. I think she did an amazing job on this menu planning calendar!