Sometimes I have so much housecleaning to do that I feel overwhelmed and don't know where to start. That's when I get pen and paper out and list all of the chores that have to be done. I start at the top of the list and then I cross the chore out when it's done. This way I can see my progress and it's also an incentive to finish the chores down to the last item on my list.
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I made a big list of everything I cook that my family likes. I also made a list of side dishes. These lists are made up of recipes I know or can get my hands on easily. This way, when I am uninspired, I just look at my list and pop into the store on the way home. Also, when I come across a new recipe that is quick, easy and enjoyed by the whole family, it goes on the list.
At the store where I shop most often, I made a quick list of what was in each aisle (some stores have printed diagrams.) On the computer, I made a list of what I normally buy ---leaving blank spaces for extras --- starting where I enter and ending at the frozen foods (where I go last.) I print out 10-12 copies at a time & post one on the refrigerator to use as a grocery list, checking the things I need. ...(click title for more)
This makes shopping much quicker. I don't get to the end of my list and realize I have to go back to the other end of the store for something I forgot.
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