Keep Your Kitchen Organized and Save Money with a Kitchen Planner
Struggling to keep your kitchen organized? It's a common problem for most, but few
solutions are as simple as the one we're about to show you.
Use a planner, journal or notebook to keep your kitchen in ship-shape condition.
It's the best tool for making your meal planning and grocery shopping more organized
and less tedious.
All it takes is a simple system.
1) Your planner: choose a planner, journal or notebook that has a year's worth of pages
and can stand up to the rigors of kitchen life. Having dated pages is convenient, but not
2) Meal plan: once a week, Sunday, create a list of meals you will prepare in the week
ahead. Break each meal down into the ingredients you'll need.
3) Grocery list: After each shopping trip, make an entry under the date of trip and attach
your shopping list, your weekly meal plan, and your receipts. This information will prove
itself valuable for planning your upcoming purchases.
4) Daily report: As you go through your week, update your planner with things you use,
and things you need. Make a habit of tracking items you typically run out of quickly, like
milk and eggs, as well as those you often waste because they get spoiled. This process
will make you accountable to what's in your fridge and cabinets.
Give it a try today. Make yourself a kitchen planner and truly have a happy and organized
More thoughts on your Kitchen Journal:
• Keep your list of staple items updated, making note of items that may be bought in larger
quantities, or by generic equivalent for cost savings
• Maintain a master list of items purchased, including date of purchase and purchase price,
to analyze your spending
• Create a monthly/weekly budget based on your demonstrated spending patterns
• Be sure to note items/brands you purchased but don't particularly like for quality, taste,
Using a kitchen planner is an important step to making better use of your time and
money. Most importantly, it helps you plan your three main concerns, groceries, meals,
and your sanity.
Did you find this article helpful? Please read our other articles on using a daily planner to
organize your life:
– Use Your Planner Daily
– Essential Time Management Tips