I was telling my husband that we needed a better way to shop. I was finding that I'm going to the grocery store three times a week and usually purchasing more than we need. I needed a way to keep an ongoing list and a way to quickly organize everything. This is what I came up with.
I started with this:
I just turned the picture over and taped/glued the papers to the back. It measures fifteen inches wide and nineteen inches long so I had to do some cutting and piecing.
I cut a 12x12 piece in half and sent it through the printer for my MENU side.
I also sent a piece of paper through the printer for "shopping list". I layered a few pieces before taping those down.
I hang almost everything in my house with these.
I wasn't sure how I'd feel about having to rewrite the shopping list on another piece of paper before I could go to the store but I like it. The kids add to the shopping list as they see fit and it's nice to be able to take a look to see if I REALLY need something before heading off to the store. My daughter has the habit of adding macaroni and cheese to the list if we're down to four boxes or less so I can take a peek before heading to the store.
So far this is working great and I'm down to one shopping trip a week. We just do without if it didn't make it to the list. The kids are learning quite quickly that, if they want it, it better be on the list!
If I do it again:
1. I would pick a frame that spanned my door a little better. This one is off center because centering it perfectly would put the command strips in the decorative "groove" and it wouldn't hold. I needed a frame either an inch narrower or an inch wider.