Cleaning the fridge and freezer are really boring in my mind. I hate to do it and I don't like the process, but afterwards I love having it all clean and organized. I did this today because I didn't have any room for the fruits and veggies I got at the store. I am working on using coupons and trying to save money with food again, so I wanted to also know what I had to work with. I decided that I would make a list of everything in our freezer and fridge and when it is gone or empty we will mark it out. This will help me keep track of how much of things we have. It also helps when trying to come up with ideas for meals.
I am trying to take time each Sunday to meal plan and make a list of the meals for the week. I want to make meals with the things I already have on hand, so that I don't have to go to the store unnecessarily for those quick trips that always end up being $30.00. The hard part is going to be getting Brad to also make sure he is marking off the list when he uses the last of something.
I am hoping tomorrow or at least this week to also get a list going of pantry items. I am going to be working on building my stockpile again. I want to have 10 of each item we use often such as canned goods etc. I think 10 is a good number to get me where we will have a good stocked pantry to work from. We will see how it goes. Hopefully I can keep it up.