Printable Freezer Meal Labels

Printable Freezer Meal Labels

Freezer meals are a lifesaver on busy nights, and they’re great to give to new moms and families that are going through a tough time, but if you don’t label things well, you won’t remember what you have or how to heat it up.

Free Freezer Meal Labels

That’s where these labels come in. Just fill one out when you make something for the freezer, slap it on the outside of the container, and you’ll have all the important details at your fingertips when you decide to pull it back out of the freezer. And since these labels are pretty, your freezer meals will look more giftable than ever before.

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Printable Monthly Financial Snapshot

Printable Monthly Financial Snapshot

Keeping up with your finances doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Use my new Monthly Financial Snapshot printable to stay on top of bills, account balances and your financial goals. Just keep this one page up to date, and you’ll know exactly where you stand.

Monthly Financial Snapshot Worksheet

Then, compare your financial snapshots from month to month to see how you’re doing with budgeting, building up your savings and meeting your financial goals. It really is the easy way to take charge of your money.

This printable is editable, so if you’d like, you can fill in your information before you hit print, or simply save it to your computer, and update it throughout the month. Do whatever works best for you.

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My Newly Reorganized Pantry

Pantry

I was in my pantry the other night pulling out ingredients for dinner, when I decided I just couldn’t take the mess any more. Ever since my kids started baking and cooking regularly, the pantry has just been out of control. They pull things out, and then they put them back in weird and random places.

Messy Pantry

Like the Sriracha and red wine vinegar on my baking shelf. Clearly that’s where those go, right? I mean, obviously that’s where I should look for them the next time I need them for a recipe.

Yeah, not so much.

Clearly it was time to rethink the way the pantry was organized. And by “rethink” I mean, “make it so painfully obvious where things go, so Mom won’t be tempted to eat anyone.”

So, that’s how I came to reorganize the pantry instead of making dinner. What can I say? Families who keep their pantries neat and orderly get homemade Pad Thai for dinner. Families who don’t get cereal.

Now, I’ve seen lots of pantry redos on the web where everything is in matching containers and looks like it jumped off the page of a magazine, but spoiler alert: this isn’t that kind of redo. Frankly, the thought of forking over the money for 30 matching containers pains me. So, this is the kind of redo that happens when you decide you’re going to fix things using just what you have on hand.

Ready to see how things turned out? Take a look. [Read more…]

How to Organize Batteries

How to Organize Batteries

A few years back we bought an antique workbench to use in our kitchen, and that pretty much took care of our junk drawer woes.

Junk Drawer

See how big the junk drawer is? There’s plenty of space for everything. Except batteries, evidently. Because no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t find a good way to store them. [Read more…]

Printable Storage Bin Labels

Printable Storage Bin Labels

Labeled Storage Bin

Storage bins are a great organizational tool, but it’s not always easy to remember what you put inside each one. They all look the same once you stow them on a shelf!

I’ve tried labeling them with my label maker, but those labels just aren’t big enough to stand out – especially when your bins are tucked away in a dark corner of the basement or attic.

And they don’t give you enough detail either. Slapping a “Christmas Decorations” label on a bin doesn’t do much to help you find your Christmas wreath when you have five other bins that are labeled the same way.

So, I did what I always do in these situations – I dreamed up a new printable. [Read more…]