Organized Much?


MM900283213[1] This is how I feel lately! Well, this is how I feel that my organization is lately! It just feels like I have stuff everywhere!

Today over on Priscilla Shirer’s Blog ( she talks about exactly what I am dealing with! I feel like I just need some sort of system.  Do you have a system?

What I’d love would be to have more organization on several different levels. I’d LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for my pantry to be so clean and organized.

Isn’t THIS lovely?!

While I do categorize things in my pantry (all breakfast foods on a shelf, all spices together, all coffees/beverages together, etc.) It just feels so cluttered at times.

I would also love, love, love to have our PAPERS organized. It just feels like we NEVER take the time to purge and we need to do that desperately!! There is an adorable blog called that I am going to use to help me get that under control. She has fun ideas and she uses colorful folders, etc to make it a little more enjoyable! (She also has some adorable print outs for home life that I plan to take advantage of, too!)

Another area that I’d love to organize is my meal schedule. Since I’ve been home from Africa my schedule has slowed down quite a bit. Other than preschool graduation getting under way and VBS starting up at church I have actually had a slower paced schedule for the last few weeks so meals have not been too bad. With summer approaching that trend will continue and I am looking forward to a little down time after a busy school year.

Once summer ends, however, that will be a WHOLE new ball game! With the Clothes Closet and work and church there’s plenty to do! I try hard to think of "what’s for dinner” at breakfast so that I can at LEAST have some idea of what I can prepare that night. I suppose I get in a rut, though. Here’s a typical week for us, though they are not always in the same order.

Spaghetti (or some type of pasta)

pork chops (sometimes baked, sometimes fried, sometimes grilled)

chicken of some sort or a kind of chicken dish (casserole, pot pie, etc.)

sometimes Mexican

Sometimes fish (baked or pan fried talapia usually)

I just need some variety!! I need a meal plan where I can work on my grocery list and try to have ideas so that we mix it up and each week has some variety. It’s just easy to do what’s…. easy!

So, what about you? Do you have a meal plan, a really organized pantry or papers that are just right where they need to be? And will you share you ideas?

Perhaps these will be my summer projects and I will let you know when (and if) I make progress!


Stacey C. said…
Easiest summer meal ever? Baked potatoes in the crockpot. Wash, wrap in foil, low 6-7 hours (a little longer if you fill it to the brim). Top with whatever you wish. Add fruit or salad as a side and voila! And you have some left over for lunch the next day. ;)
Cindy said…
We are in a dinner rut too! We usually have breakfast one night a week: pancakes, scrambled eggs, turkey sausage.

Another usual is nachos: ground turkey, fat free refried beans, tomatoes, grated cheese and we dip tostito chips. Sometimes we add black olives and sour cream.

One thing I saw on Pinterest and we actually tried last night was potatoes: wash them then slice them almost all the way through, drizzle with butter and bake! It was a 5 minute prep time, so easy and SO good! We had them with turkey patties.

As far as the organization, not there yet. Our pantry sounds like yours but my worst area is paperwork. Mail, stuff from work, it's never ending.

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