It’s Day 5 of  ‘Clean and Organized 2012’ – I hope you’re getting into the groove of my system for cleaning. I also hope that you find as you keep up with it, it’s much easier and there’s less to do every day. And less housework to do every day means more time for other more important things!
Friday’s task for me is to do a quick menu plan for the week and either go grocery shopping or at least get a list ready for the next week’s groceries. I find that if I menu plan, we save money, dinner is on the table at a reasonable time and the evening is just easier and more relaxed. Do you menu plan? Maybe you’ve tried it and fallen off the menu planning wagon. If you want to give it a go again or try it for the first time, I have a Menu Planning Kit in my Etsy shop that’s sure to get you off on the right foot.
It includes:
Perpetual Menu Planner for the Month – with B, L, D spots

Perpetual Menu Planner for the Month
Menu Planner for the Week with a Grocery Shopping List
Freezer Inventory
Pantry Inventory
Refrigerator Inventory
Recipes to Try
Recipe Page

Interested? It’s half price today (Friday 1/6/2012) just for you! Act fast, by Saturday morning I’ll change the price back to its original price. 
Okay, on to my Pinterest organizing project for the week. I’ve had these two organizing file holders pinned for a while now and I’ve been mulling over how to create something like this that will work in my home. 


Source: via Becky on Pinterest

I decided to do a basket/clipboard combination for menu planning (perfect for Friday, right?). I have these hidden shelves in either side of my kitchen island that have been empty for too long.

Here’s the basket and clipboard combo that I came up with that coordinates in the kitchen.
I added my weekly menu plan and grocery list to the clipboard
added my cookbooks and recipes for the week
put the basket on my bookshelf and look at that – an instant menu planning station!
So tell me, have you organized something this week?