Weird little alcove on the right. Dutiful husband washing dishes on the left.
While mine doesn't look nearly as artsy and decorative as its Pinterest based original, its functional and exactly what we needed in that space. I am sure I'll be adding more as I think of it.
We've got our family calendar (from Shutterfly), a cork board for notes, receipts, business cards, etc., a white board for our shopping list (including Post-its to transfer the list before shopping), clothes pins for photos and cards, and a weekly menu board with a clip to hold recipes.
The idea is to decide what we want to eat that week, make a shopping list, clip coupons, and then go shopping. We found that if we clip coupons first, we end up buying things that we don't really need because they are on sale. If its a good stock up item, that's one thing, but if we don't have a purpose for something, why buy it? Plus, we seem to be saving money this way!
I'm really hoping this will help centralize our schedules, meals, and shopping list. It will seriously help us reach our goals!
I simply hot glued crayons to clothespins and used Command Strips to attach them to the wall. Cheap, quick, and removable!
Ya know, this doing projects from Pinterest thing is pretty fun. So is the whole actually attempting my 2012 goals thing. Hello productivity - its been a while. ;-)
The crayon idea is super cute!ReplyDelete
I love it! We are trying to do the same things, and your coupon tip is perfect because I buy things all the time that were on on sale but we hardly use.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Like I said, so far so good. Sometimes its really hard to resist the good sales (and sometimes I give in), but overall its been going well. :) Good luck to you on your couponing goals!ReplyDelete