I’m going to try implementing a weekly structure here on Penny Pantry and see what you think. Here’s my basic outline….I’m still tweaking and thinking so as the weeks go by, I’m sure this will develop further.
It use to be very common for housewives to lay out their week according to tasks they would be working on and accomplishing that day. A housewife might break her week down into something like this:
Monday: Wash Day
Tuesday: Ironing Day
Wednesday: Sewing Day
Thursday: Market Day
Friday: Cleaning Day
Saturday: Baking Day
Sunday: Day of Rest
So being the housewife, mom blogger that I am who is learning how to thrive on structure, I’m challenging myself with a new blog schedule or blog structure. It’s kind of like making a weekly meal plan for you blog!
Monday: Meal plan Monday. Meal planning tips, ideas, short-cuts. Meal planning not only saves time and energy, but it also helps keep costs down. Meal planning prevents last minute splurges because of lack of time or lack of food in the house. Meal planning also reduces stress and frustration about “what’s for supper”.
Tuesday: Grocery deals for the week or links to other grocery deal websites who have detailed information about interesting grocery deals. Couponing helped me build a large pantry, cut my grocery bill and became the vehicle to help me transition over to a more self-sufficient lifestyle. For those just starting out and having limited options, I’ll be posting possible deals, printable coupons, coupon savings ideas or how to coupon.
Wednesday: The old fashioned pantry with Grandmother’s pantry ideas. Canning, gardening and other ideas from Grandmother about how to build a large workable pantry for pennies. Grandmother’s old fashioned pantry ideas are not only sustainable and healthy, but provide the greatest savings of all. These are lots arts that need to be recaptured!
Thursday: Recipes, bulk cooking, freezer cooking planning, ideas and tips. I’ll mainly be focusing on from scratch recipes and recipes to make items commonly bought at the store (ketchup, barbeque sauce, taco seasoning, spaghetti seasoning and the like). From time to time, I’ll post some of our bulk cooking and freezer cooking recipes and once a month cooking recipes, plans and ideas.
Friday: Frugal Friday with pantry stockpile pictures, grocery savings pictures, pantry tithe. Also includes frugal homemaking and pantry organization ideas. I’m also interested in highlighting other homemaking blogs and their ideas on frugality, pantry building organization and ideas, stockpile pictures, recipes and the like. If you’d like to write a guest post or just send me a picture of your pantry or your latest canning or gardening project, let me know!