Organizing with Printable Schedules ~ Organize Your Kitchen Frugally Day 24

Welcome to Day 24 of my month long series “How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally in 31 Days”.  Every day during the month of October I will be sharing an organized space in my kitchen with you.  My goal is to inspire you and give you ideas on how you can organize your kitchen.

If you missed it, you may want to read why I’m embracing my outdated kitchen.  It might give you a little perspective on why the pictures of my kitchen organization won’t be “magazine worthy”, but helpful for real life organization.

How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally

One way I keep my family organized is to put our schedules and chore charts in the most visible place possible: on the front of the fridge.  I realize that this is totally a personal preference and some of you hate having papers on your fridge.

I am not a fan of clutter, especially all over the fridge, so I try to make my schedules look as attractive and orderly as possible.  Our kitchen is centrally located in our home and we spend a lot of time in or near it, so it makes sense for us to keep our schedules there.

How to Organize Using Printable Schedules

One schedule I keep on the fridge is my school lunches planner.  It makes it so easy to jot down what each of the kids want for lunch so prep time before school is a cinch.  You can get the free school lunch printable here.

School Lunches FREE Printable

I keep my grocery list front and center so any member of the family can quickly check the box next to the item which needs to be replaced.  Did you know I have an editable version of the grocery list in my shop?  You have the option of a blank list to completely fill in your own frequently purchased foods, or the filled in version that you can make all kinds of changes to.

FREE Printable Grocery List

I also keep my kids’ chore charts on the fridge.  I keep my own cleaning schedules in my Home Management Binder.  I have coordinated my kids’ chores with my own so we can work together to get our jobs done efficiently.

Kids Chore Chart

Kids Chore Charts

I keep my kids’ screen time tokens on the side of the fridge.  These are how we solved the issue of our kids begging to play more videos games, watch endless TV, or play on the computer for hours.  It’s a method that has worked great for us for years.  The tokens are also available to print for free here.


Lastly, I also keep my menu planning printable on the side of my fridge.  If you haven’t printed one, you can check out the free printable here or the Seasonal Menu Planning Kit and the Themed Menu Planning Kit in my shop.  They are just $3 for a set of four different designs.

Free Printable Menu Planner

If you are wondering what the sunflower on the top right of my fridge is, that is where I keep emergency phone numbers in case my kids ever needed a number.  It flips up to reveal a list of numbers.

I’m so excited for tomorrow’s post: we’re looking into my fridge organization and I have a fab giveaway for you!!

How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally in 31 Days

7 Responses to “Organizing with Printable Schedules ~ Organize Your Kitchen Frugally Day 24”

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  1. Bridget says:

    I was looking for the kids morning/evening and daily chores printouts. Are they available? The only chore charts I saw were for the ‘grown ups’. ;) I’ve been wanting to make chore charts for my kids but thought it would be easier if I could just purchase one of yours! Thanks!

  2. seattlesherryann says:

    “The refrigerator door is the window to a family’s soul.” Don’t know who said it but I’ve always used that quote to justify my cluttered refrig door. Your post is inspiring me to keep my new refrig in my new kitchen clutter-free, and perhaps frame & hang the favorite family photos that cluttered my old refrig!

  3. Jinny La Bar says:

    I’m sooo going to follow up with you on the fridge organizing this month! I’m super excited (is that sad or good?).

  4. When will you post how to make the bill holders on the inside of your cabinets? I really want to know!

  5. Carolyn says:

    I was interested in a closer look at the two chore charts pictured on the refrigerator. Could you either post them or explain them. They don’t seem to resemble the one’s in you Home Management Binder.


  6. Cheri A says:

    Thanks for this series! I have read the whole month and am in deep thinking mode to figure out how to do some of this in my kitchen! :)

    I came back to this post specifically because I thought this was where you mentioned the pens on your frig that you use to wipe on and wipe off, but I don’t see it. Can you please link it for me? I have to order something today from Amazon and wanted to order these too. Thanks! <3

  7. Joy says:

    Have you ever thought about offering the kids’ chore charts as a printable? Just curious. I have been searching & searching for chore charts as we are getting to that point that my little one will need to do his chores. I have not been able to find them anywhere. I love how you have them broken down into a daily chart and a morning/evening chart. It is great!

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