Organizing Your Meal Plans {52 Weeks to a More Organized Home/Life}

Organize Your Meal Plan

One of the biggest time and money savers your family will find is to utilize meal plans. Meal plans can be simple or complex according to your needs, so Organizing Your Meal Plans will help considerably. Keeping track of what your family enjoys, what is easy and what is budget friendly can help keep your family on track with your budget and health.

Organizing Your Meal Plans


Make A List Of Favorite Meals: This part is the fun part that everyone gets involved with. Sit down with your family and make a list of all of your favorite meals. Let everyone chime in with their favorites. This list will make it easy to build your weekly or monthly menu plan quickly. Make as long a list as possible to give you plenty of room to change things up each month. Keep this list handy for reference whenever it is time to make your menu plan.

Organize Your Recipes: Whether you reference cookbooks or random recipes people have given you through the years, keeping them organized is important. Store your cookbooks in an easy to access location. For other recipes it may be beneficial to type them all up and store in a simple three ring binder in a central location you can grab at any time.

Stock Your Pantry With Meal Staples: Go over your list of favorite meals and look for patterns in ingredients. Make sure to keep those items on hand that you will use for multiple meals. Things like pasta, sauces, canned beans, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes and more are great to keep on hand in your pantry to easily complete your weely menu plan recipes with.

Keep Track Of Each Weeks Plan In A Central Location: Invest in a chalkboard, dry erase board or simple printable menu plan to post in your kitchen each week or month. This will help you stay on top of your menu for the week with ease. It also helps when kids or your spouse may need to help out with meals.

Organizing your menu plans will save you tons of time and money during the week. Not only will you be able to keep track of what you are making for dinner, you will have the needed items on hand with ease.

Download this Weekly Meal Plan (PDF) here:

Weekly Meal Plan Bargain Briana

{52 Weeks to a More Organized Home/Life}


If you have any of the hoarding tendencies we describe in this post, you may want to work on getting organized for the New Year. Getting organized and staying organized always seem to be on my list of New Year’s Resolutions. Would you like to join me in getting organized for 2015? Each week we will tackle one area of the home to help you get organized, reclaim your sanity, and save money since disorganization can lead to spending more or missing out on discounts.

Are you interested in actually getting organized for 2015?  We have worked extensively on a series to help you get organized in 52 weeks. If you would like to receive these emails about how to get your home organized in 52 weeks, you can sign up to receive just ONE email per week. You can sign up at any time during the year without missing a beat.

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Today’s FREE Kindle Book Roundup

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Here’s a listing of today’s best Amazon FREE Kindle downloads.   Prices change often on Amazon so check to make sure this is still FREE before downloading.

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Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City Book 1) – by Penny Reid

A Heat Of The Moment Thing- by Maggie Le Page

Live Uncaged: Find the Freedom You’ve Always Wanted – by Mary DeMuth

Dying Eyes (Brian McDone Mysteries Book 1) – by Ryan Casey

They Met At Shiloh: a Civil War Novel (Shiloh Series Book 1) – by Phillip Bryant

Clean Food Diet: Avoid processed foods and eat clean with few simple lifestyle changes(free nutrition recipes)(natural food recipes) (Special Diet Cookbooks & Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 4) – by Jonathan Vine

Teacher Beware (A Grace Ellery Romantic Suspense Book 1) – by Charlotte Raine

Clean Food Diet: Avoid processed foods and eat clean with few simple lifestyle changes(free nutrition recipes)(natural food recipes) (Special Diet Cookbooks & Vegetarian Recipes Collection Book 4) – by Jonathan Vine

Remove Negative Thinking: How to Instantly Harness Mindfulness and The Power of Positive Thinking (The #GirlBizMind Series Book 1) – by KC Harry

Essential Oils: A proven Guide for Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Weight Loss, Stress Relief and a better Life: Essential Oils (Essential Oils for Beginners Book 1) – by Sarah Joy

Someone Else’s Fairytale – EM Tippetts

Dash Diet: 42 Top Dash Diet Recipes For Weight Loss (Dash Diet Recipes, Weight Loss Books, Weight Loss Recipes, Weight Loss Tips Book 1) – by Sara Banks

Blood Faerie – Urban Fantasy (Caledonia Fae Book 1) – by India Drummond

Close To Home (Westen Series Book 1) – by Suzanne Ferrell

Finding Pride (Pride Series Romance Novels (Volume 1)) – by Jill Sanders

Travel Resolutions: 52 New Ways to Experience Planet Earth – by Lonely Planet

Thicker than Blood (Thicker than Blood series Book 1) – by CJ Darlington

The Saints Go Dying (Arthur Beautyman Mysteries Book 1) – by Erik Hanberg

To Kill For (The McKays Book 1) – by AJ Carella

The Gray and Guilty Sea: An Oregon Coast Mystery (Garrison Gage Series Book 1) – by Scott Carter

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (Dowser Series Book 1)- by Meghan Doide

Orangey the Goldfish (Book 1) – by Eddie Bee

A Daughter’s Place (Family Matters Book 1) – by CJ Carmichael

Graveyard Shift (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. Book 1) – by Angela Roquest

Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1) (The Kate Redman Mysteries) – by Celina Grace

Deadly Magic (A Grace Holliday Cozy Mystery Book 1) – by Elizabeth Crabtree

The Wrong Girl (The 1st Freak House Trilogy) – by CJ Archer

To Catch a Bad Guy (Janet Maple Series Book 1) – by Marie Astor

Turning Stress into Success: Understanding, Managing, and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Panic Disorder – by Elizabeth O’Brien

Hollywood Assassin: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller – by MZ Kelly

Stardust Miracle (A Miracle Interrupted novel Book 2) – by Edie Ramer



Appalachian Serenade: A Novella (Appalachian Blessings) – by Sarah Thomas

Innocent in Las Vegas: A Humorous Tiffany Black Mystery (Tiffany Black Mysteries) – by AR Winters

The Silent Reporter (Hyder Ali #1) – by Qreshi

Nora Roberts Land (Dare Valley Series) – by Ava Miles

Dying to Get Published (The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries) – by Judy Fitzwater

The Secret Garden – by Frances Burnett

Planet Urth (Book 1) (Planet Urth Series) – by Jennifer Martucci

In Search of a Love Story (Love Story Book One ) – by Rachel Schurig

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep) – by Shayne Parkinson

The Lies That Save Us (The Broken Heart Series) – by JL Redington

The Big, Not-So-Small, Curvy Girls Dating Agency (Plush Daisies: BBW Romance) – by Ava Catori

Silent Orchids (The Age of Alandria: Book One) – by Morgan Wylie

9 Types of Copycat Girl Scout Cookies: Your Favorite Copycat Girl Scout Cookie Flavors – by Prime Publishing

Country Home Kitchen Issue 2, Volume 1: March 19, 2014 – by Dennis Weaver

Death By A HoneyBee 1: Josiah Reynolds Mystery – by Abigal Kearn

A Good Man Gone (Mercy Watts Mysteries) – by AW Hartoin

Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1) – by Michael R Hicks

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