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When you make everything from scratch, it's sometimes difficult to get groceries put away on the same night as produce. Produce not prepped before going in the fridge, usually spoils which is such a waste. Over time I evolved to a system of having 2 stores that I visit mainly because of produce - selection & prices are good, tho I don't do my other grocery shopping there. This lends itself to having a "Produce Night", where I wash all lettuce leaves & make a salad, peel all carrots & (Cont'd)
Covey followers will recognize this one. Always concentrate on the IMPORTANT. If you only schedule time for the URGENT, you will always be at the mercy and stress and tyranny of the URGENT. In the beginning everything will be seem to be urgent; put urgent & important first, and then deliberately schedule important next. Over time keep carving out larger and larger blocks of time for IMPORTANT, and the tyranny of the URGENT will fade, along with stress.
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Pre-plan 7 breakfast and dinners, using up things in your freezer and pantry first, then get all the rest at once at the grocery store. Then on your day off cook, fill up the crockpot, roast a chicken, make freezer meals, and prep veggies in snacks bags. Use planned leftovers for lunch.
Every month FlyLady, who's system is free on www.flylady.net, has a monthly habit we work on all month long. It's also posted in the FlyLady Peace is Mine SparkTeam. How do you eat an elephant? One habit (bite) at a time. If you already have the monthly habit down, substitute something else you're working on.
2. CROCKPOT (CP) NIGHT: On eve of Groc Night, clean out fridge & serve Leftover Buffet. Put tomorrow's prepped meal in fridge, & put note on door: Remember To Plug In CP.
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[This is what worked for me; customize to suit your life & family.] I'm a collector, so have a pile of all kinds of recipes, printed out, clipped out of Sunday's coupon section, and yes on cards. All shapes and sizes. Electronic does not work for me.