Monday, November 10, 2014

Getting Organized

This past Sunday I had one of those amazing days where I felt super motivated to clean and get organized. Normally I do it because it's needed but once in awhile it's an uncontrollable urge to get my life in order. I cleaned every ounce of my apartment and washed anything and everything that fit in the washing machine...probably about 10 loads of laundry worth. It was so satisfying!

I also finally applied chalkboard decals to my jars that's been on my "To Do" list for months. Felt great crossing that off!
I went grocery shopping and even menu planned for the week...which is something I don't do enough. I'm the type of person that thinks about what I'll eat for dinner at 7am and spend the rest of the day thinking about my next meal or snack. I like to make what I have a taste for at that time, which changes constantly. If I could grocery shop every day, I would, for whatever I need for the meal at hand. Cravings and taste buds play a huge role in my daily life so how would I possibly game plan meals for 5-7 days without knowing what I'll have a taste for? Great which I don't have an answer for. But last week I grocery shopped for my pre-planned meals and it was an extraordinary feeling of knowing what I was making for dinner and not having to stop on the way home from work. Not only that, but having leftovers to bring to lunch the next day saved me money and time of having to run out and buy lunch during work.

This week I did the same thing, I even bought a large chalkboard for posting my weekly menu...but I still need to decide between I haven't used it yet! I think a need a sister to come assess the situation ;)
I like to keep a running grocery list of what I need for the next grocery run so I don't leave it to memory when I get there. It's so overwhelming, especially if you shop hungry...somehow I always come home with snacks and wine without anything for meals...which is why I stick to a list!
 How cute is this market list from HomeGoods?! I've been looking for something like this and finally found it!

Saturday I spent most of the day with one of my sisters and her new husband which was so fun! We played boardgames and shook up a few dirty marts! (Extra dirty with blue cheese olives please!)
Starting the week with organization feels great and motivates me to continue this streak. Next up, going through my closet...

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