I’m pretty terrible at certain aspects of housekeeping (of course, I’m also pretty fantastic at others). Now that I’m the dishwasher and there’s no appliance to help with that, there’s always a pile of dirty or clean dishes in my kitchen. I’m slow to put away my family’s clean clothes. And I definitely struggle with making weekly meal plans for the four of us. Granted, since we moved into our home six weeks ago, I have an incentive to do it and it’s going along pretty well. But I know that if I let it slip for just one week, I’ll have trouble gaining momentum to do it again.
I recently created a system of enjoying my meal planning, though. Since we were picking out paint colors for our home this winter, I have a gazillion paint swatches that I don’t know what to do with. I noticed that most of the swatches contain seven shades of colors – so I’ve turned the swatches into weekly menu cards. I simply write each day of the week on each shade, and then write what I’ve planned for dinner. By displaying the card on our fridge, everyone in the family can see what’s for dinner – and I’ve creatively added a splash of color to our refrigerator door.
If I was super organized, I’d find a great menu plan for a month or two, write them on paint swatches, and then rotate the weekly schedules. I don’t have my life so together, though. For now, I’m content to recycle paper by creating super cute menu cards.
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