I’m claiming back my kitchen with a few easy hacks to stop over buying at the grocery store. How many times have you gotten home from the grocery store and start putting away items that you already have? I love being prepared and fully stocked, but unless I’m prepping for some major event there is no need to have 8 cans of green beans. Last week I shared how I am simplifying my every day with a life planner and this weekend’s agenda was to do a complete overhaul of my pantry and fridge. I purged my refrigerator and pantry of expired items and made a printable kitchen inventory list. I incorporated this list that would help me get organized and help us use up all of our groceries I have already purchased so that I can cut my grocery bill this week.
Download my FREE printable kitchen inventory list.
The list is broken up into ten categories:
- Canned/Jarred goods
- Dry Foods
- Baking Goods
Once I’ve completed an inventory of my kitchen pantry and refrigerator, it’s time to start planning meals for the week. I start by piecing together meals with items on my inventory list. My weekly meal planning printable helps me fill in the week with meals that will easily fit into our day. The meal planning printable has enough room to fit in one meal or three meals a day. Since we homeschool and work from home, I need to plan out all of those meals. I also have to have a lot of snack ideas handy. Now that I have completely purged my kitchen, we are pretty low on what we have on hand. The two printables allow me to cut my grocery bill down and utilize items I already have in my kitchen.
Download my FREE weekly meal planning printable.
The list is broken up into days of the week and an extra section to easily keep track of quick lunch and snack ideas.
How are you cutting your grocery bill this week? I am always looking for ways to simplify my life and be more intentional with my time. Meal prepping and keeping a rolling inventory of what we have on hand is a great way to keep your kitchen organized and avoid food hiding out in your pantry and freezer.