Friday, January 17, 2014

DIY Grocery/Menu Planner

I was given a grocery/menu planner as a gift and used it every single week without fail until every page was filled.  Imagine my disappointment a few weeks ago when I finished the book, went to find a replacement, only to discover they aren't made anymore.  I looked high and low for a perfect planner and just couldn't find one.  Many are HUGE and impractical.  
So, I decided to put my DIY skills to use!  
My aunt, the same one who gave me the original, found these printouts online.  Genius! 
I chose the one I liked best and cut it down to size.  I figured I wouldn't want to carry around a full-sized binder while doing groceries.

I had a bit of a tough time finding this smaller binder, striking out at a few dollar stores and Wal-Mart.  But I came across this gem on clearance at Staples for $1.97!
I am so pleased with this DIY project!  My aunt said she just Google'd 'grocery and menu planning' and then sifted through Google Images until she found one that suited our needs.  I like this one in particular because I like to menu plan every week.  Also, it's handy to look back and see meal ideas when I am feeling uninspired! 
Let me know if you use this DIY idea or how you plan menus/grocery shop. Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!

2 comments:

  1. Fabulous. Good for Auntie Anna and for you to make it work so well for you. So glad you are doing the menu planning. Love, xx

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