Planning Ahead for Your Errand Day Helps You Save Money

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Thursday is errand day on the FlyLady’s weekly plan. Even if today is NOT the day you are doing errands, it is still a good day to check your supplies and make your lists.
Last week I had knee surgery on Thursday morning, and I was able to make my shopping list on Thursday night with the help of my family. We planned the menu for this week, and with their help, I put in an order online to pick up our groceries at two stores and scheduled the pick-ups for Friday morning.
While we were making the list, one of the boys said he never remembers seeing me just go to the grocery store and shop without a list. He also said he could not remember a time when we did not have a menu plan posted for the family.
My menu planning routine has been in place for many years, and I see how it has impacted my children. As they grow up and move out, they understand that menu planning and making a grocery list helps save time and money.
Doing my order online and picking it up last week also saved me time and money. There was one substitution made in one order, and it was fine with us. On the other order, an item was left off completely. If I had not checked the order, I would not have known it until I was ready to use the item in one of our meals.
What I learned is that the pick-up system is great when you are pushed for time on errand day or if you are physically unable to go into the store. However, I enjoy grocery shopping and picking out my own items.
How are you doing with your menu planning?
Your Zone Mission today is clear off your bedside tables.
Your Home Blessing for today is to toss paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and salad.
Have a blessed day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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