Friday, April 6, 2012

A new way of shopping

I have made some changes to my shopping habit to make the most of my time.  I was surprised how many places are offering services to help me do this.

I have a box of organic produce delivered once a week from Door to Door Organics.  This a wonderful service and we get to make some substitutions (like extra bananas and no more Napa Cabbage).  My kids are so excited when the box shows up.

I have sung the praises of Calder Dairy before.  Something about milk in class bottles.

A local supermarket, Busch's, takes the list I make online and shops for me!!!  It is a $7 charge, but for me it is worth it.  I can still use my coupons (the site even links to some) and bottle deposits.

I recently did the same thing at Sam's Club.  They call it Click 'n' Pull.  It was fast and easy.  And free!

Finally, I shop at Amazon for lots of stuff - groceries, baby stuff, birthday gifts.  I have several of our favorite items automatically shipping through Subscribe and Save.  I LOVE it and it gives me a discount on the item.

All of these places are getting my money because they make my life a bit easier and the time I have with my family a bit longer.  Barely a day or two goes by without something showing up on my porch.  The dog doesn't even bark at the UPS guy anymore - or the milk truck.  He brings dog treats!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Planning for a Plan

So now that I am working, planning has been a dirty word.  I mean, my plans need plans.  A child care plan, a laundry plan, a meal plan, a lunch plan, a weekend plan...I am planned out!  I am beginning to focus on the things that really need  - a plan.

Here are my main focuses for now:

- A organizing plan (managing a house, four kids (and a husband) and my own life)
- A finance plan
- A meal plan (dusting off eMeals or other options)
- A housework plan
- A paper plan (the VOLUMES of paper that come home with my kids each day)
- A spiritual plan (we have not been as present in our faith lately)

This week I will be getting the organizing plan in place and will blog about it.  I would love any tips for getting things in order.  Let me know what your favorite or most important part of your daily plan is and why.

Thanks in advance.