Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List

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Every week I struggle with creating my grocery list for the week.  I either can’t keep track of what I need to buy or I forget what I need while shopping until I get home.  I had to fix this problem and get more organized!

I decided to create an easy way to check off what I usually buy at the grocery store so I stop forgetting to buy what I need.  It also provides a great way for my husband to add to the list when he uses up the last of something.

Once I created my list, I decided to add a table to write in my weekly meals.

This is what I created:

Print out your own Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List HERE
But, I couldn’t stop there.  I had to figure out a way to keep it in a convenient place – on my refrigerator!!
I started by making 52 copies of my weekly meal planner and grocery list so it would last a year.
I gathered my materials:
  • cardboard
  • glue
  • scissors
  • scrapbook paper
  • magnets
  • binding posts
  • binder clip
  • modge podge
  • drill

I used a knife to score the cardboard so I would have straight lines and so it would wrap around the stack of paper.

I wrapped it around and adhered it with E6000 glue.  I placed the binder clip over the cardboard until the glue was dry.
I decoupaged a piece of scrapbook paper to cover the cardboard.
My husband found these binding posts at Home Depot.  They each cost less than a dollar.  I drilled two holes through the top and placed the binding posts through the holes to make sure the papers don’t fall out.  Finally, I added magnets to the back and placed it on my refrigerator.
I’m actually excited to create my grocery list for the week and plan our family dinners this week!
Once I gathered all my materials, this was really easy to make and all together cost less about $5 because I had the scrapbook paper, glue, and cardboard.  I only had to pay for the copies and the binding posts.
Do you need help planning your weekly grocery shop list and meal plans?  If so, you will have fun making your own Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List to keep on your refrigerator.  Feel free to use the list that I created.
I hope this project helps you stay organized and save time when it comes time to planning your weekly meals and do your grocery shopping!!

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  1. Wow, you are seriously organized, I’m impressed. I’m lucky to find a piece of scrap paper to jot down my grocery list 🙂

    Just found your find & am now following – love it!

    stop by when you get a chance!
    henry happened

  2. This is soooo useful! Printing it out right now! Thanks for linking up a Night Owl Crafting.

  3. Posting a link to this post on my blog… love the planning type!!!

  4. Great project! I’ve already printed it out and used it this morning. I do have a question, is it possible to delete some of the items you have included on the list? There are some things my family doesn’t use. TFS, Nan

  5. Found you through pinterest. Super great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!


  6. Just found your blog through pinterest! Love this idea, I’ve printed one off and plan to print more and bind it all together once I gather all the supplies! This may be a silly question, but what program did you use to create the weekly meal plan? This has given me an idea for other uses in the home! I’m not looking to personally gain anything from this. Just inspired. I’m not very computer savy! Thank you so much!

  7. I found you a while ago and was so in love with this idea, but I was reading your blog on my phone while on vacation…so glad I found you again. I have had this project lurking and was determined to find you again (NEED that printable).

    I’m having a Back to School Blog Bash the next 2 weeks (fosteringacreativelife.com) and am sharing tips/tricks, ideas to make the transition easier on everyone. Would you be willing to guest post this for my B2S series? Please email me (Heidi) littled.tales@gmail.com

  8. I loved this idea wasn’t crazy about using all the paper, so I opted to only print out 2….one which I laminated ( to take with me to the store) and one which I put in a picture frame that hangs in my kitchen near my pantry….I love this!

  9. King Alfonso of Spain as an example, presented his wife with an opal ring and she was dead inside a few days.
    Sometimes a thought-provoking quote can inspire you to write creatively.

    Magic Jack – It only takes a few minutes from start to finish.

  10. can you tell me the size of this meal planner list please. I want to see if I can print them myself. Thank you