It’s amazing how quickly simple miscommunications can spiral your home out of control. Your kids forgot to tell you that they’re supposed to bring a snack for a class party tomorrow and you’re running to the store at 11 pm like a mad woman. Your son tells you right as you’re heading out the door one morning that you ran out of dog food yesterday. Someone is complaining because you ran out of granola bars for afterschool snacks. We can all relate, and the result too often is that our sanity slips away little by little.
With this printable checklist, you can eliminate the need for those late-night grocery runs and temper tantrums. Call a family meeting and explain the importance of timeliness and how the checklist is to be used. Set a deadline by which all requests must be added to the list before the weekly grocery shopping trip.
This not only gives a sense of order for you, but also instills responsibility in your children and teaches them organization. Click here to download your free printable family wish list. This is a great supplement to your eMeals meal plans for snacks, desserts, supplies or anything else your family needs.