Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: Greatest Tip edition

This week we were asked to submit one of our greatest tips and here is one of mine! I use this all the time It helps save time and money so that makes mama very happy :)

Hello. My name is Summer and I am a......stockpiler.

I admit that when I see a next to nothing deal, I grab it. Or two or three or a dozen.

I just can't help myself. If I have 3 coupons for an item, its a manager special and it's $.20 for a bag of frozen broccoli, you bet your tushy I buy 3 of them.

I get alot of sighing and looks from my hubs but he rarely says anything because he has seen the power of the money savings. I get the looks because it is his job to go out to our chest freezer and find a spot for all the deals.

There is only one itzy bitzy problem......... I forget what I have out there. I could go out there every Sunday night and see what I have before I do my menu planning. I tell myself, however that Sunday is supposed to be the day of rest, right?!?! I know, however that I just don't want my hands to turn blue as I dig through the Mary Poppins bag of freezers.

So...... I have come up with this.

I found these magnetic whiteboards at a store for $1. I love that I can simply write what I have in my freezer, erase when I no longer have it, post dates of casseroles and baked goods and add as I go to the grocery store. It actually saves me money because we are using the things that I have gotten the deals on and nothing goes bad and gets wasted.

And that works for this mama...who would rather play games with her kidlets than dig through a freezer!

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SAHMmy Says said...

I like the white board idea! Saves time over my current inventory list with its maze of cross outs and write ins. Thanks for the tip!

Melinda said...

I stock pile too - all the time! I've gone freezer diving more than once to find lost items in my chest freezers! Great hint!

'Becca said...

I keep a freezer list, too, and I don't even have a big freezer, just the one in the fridge--but it's often so crammed that stuff gets lost at the back, and I don't want to waste energy and get chilled digging around in there!

Our list is just on paper, written in PENCIL so we can erase instead of crossing out. I only have to throw it out and start over every 4 months or so, and by then it's time to go through the whole freezer anyway.