Friendly Tuesday :: Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List

Today we have Kara from Happy Go Lucky here to share with us her Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List:
Every week I struggle with creating my grocery list for the week.  I either can’t keep track of what I need to buy or I forget what I need while shopping until I get home.  I had to fix this problem and get more organized!

I decided to create an easy way to check off what I usually buy at the grocery store so I stop forgetting to buy what I need.  It also provides a great way for my husband to add to the list when he uses up the last of something.

Once I created my list, I decided to add a table to write in my weekly meals.

This is what I created:
Print out your own Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List HERE

But, I couldn’t stop there.  I had to figure out a way to keep it in a convenient place – on my refrigerator!!
I started by making 52 copies of my weekly meal planner and grocery list so it would last a year.   
I gathered my materials:  
  • cardboard
  • glue
  • scissors
  • scrapbook paper
  • magnets
  • binding posts
  • binder clip
  • decoupage
  • drill
I used a knife to score the cardboard so I would have straight lines and so it would wrap around the stack of paper.

I wrapped it around and adhered it with E6000 glue.  I placed the binder clip over the cardboard until the glue was dry.
I decoupaged a piece of scrapbook paper to cover the cardboard. 
My husband found these binding posts at Home Depot.  They each cost less than a dollar.  I drilled two holes through the top and placed the binding posts through the holes to make sure the papers don’t fall out.  Finally, I added magnets to the back and placed it on my refrigerator.
I’m actually excited to create my grocery list for the week and plan our family dinners this week!

Once I gathered all my materials, this was really easy to make and all together cost less about $5 because I had the scrapbook paper, glue, and cardboard.  I only had to pay for the copies and the binding posts.
Do you need help planning your weekly grocery shop list and meal plans?  If so, you will have fun making your own Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List to keep on your refrigerator.  Feel free to use the list that I created.

I hope this project helps you stay organized and save time when it comes time to planning your weekly meals and do your grocery shopping!!

 
UPDATE: Becky from Infarrantly Creative emailed me stating that she also has a similar grocery list to Kara’s on her site.  Feel free to stop by and check her’s out as well.  I think these are awesome and I love the DIY factor!  I am still using my Weekly Menu Planner (Owl design here - this is the one I am actually using) and it works perfectly for me.  I love seeing the different ways people plan.  How do people NOT plan anyway?!?

Comments

  1. Jen says

    brilliant!! I need help with this, too!! Thanks for posting. Now let’s see if I can get organized enough to actually make it!

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids!

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