Monday, January 30, 2012

Let's Get Organised Wk 5 ~ Fridge/Freezer and Recipe Organisation!!

Wow week 5 already!!!!! Scary thing about doing a weekly mission is I'll know how fast the years going!

Firstly I want to wish all those heading off to school this week goodluck!

Now that we have some basic systems in place we are going to head to the heart of the home - the kitchen.

This month we'll be doing a bit of decluttering and organising, tackling the dreaded plastic and getting ourselves menu planning!!!

This weeks missions:
~ Clean out the fridge and freezer
~ Take inventory of your freezer
~ Declutter your recipe collection
~ Create storage for your recipes

Clean out your fridge and freezer
Pretty self explanatory. Pull everything out of your fridge, tossing the science experiments as you go, then wipe out with some vanilla essence, makes it smell so nice.
Defrost your freezer if need be, wipe out with vanilla and tidy it all up.

Take Inventory of your freezer
This will help amazingly when it comes to menu planning. It will save you money as you can use up what is in there to help plan, plus you will know what needs to be used {not everything can be stored forever}.
Write or type up a list of what you have and how many and keep in your Home Journal, if you have one, or in a section of your Control Centre.

Declutter your recipe collection
Come on, I know you have one. A massive pile of magazine cutting and recipes you've printed out off the internet??? Yep I have one too. I do go through it regularly but it always needs work.
Do your best to keep recipes that you know you will try, forget those really fancy ones that you know you won't have time or the budget for.

Create storage for your recipes
However you decide to store your recipes be it in a book, folder or electronically work, work out a storage system that will work for you.
I'll be back later this week to show you mine.

So that's it for this week. A fair bit of stuff to do but it will hold us in good stead for next week when we get into menu planning!

Have a great week.

Take Care

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