1. Make a weekly menuThis task helps me accomplish multiple things.
1. I am able to inventory what we have available in the pantry/freezer/fridge.
2. I take the opportunity to pull things out of the freezer that we will be eating that week.
3. I add items to the grocery list if I need them.
4. I am able to plan meals around our schedule. If I know I will be at work all day and not be home until after 6pm, then I try to cook something in the crockpot so dinner is mostly ready when I get home.
2. Keep 1 extra on hand (at least)I hate running out of things. I make sure that there are always spare rolls of toilet paper in every bathroom. We always have an extra deodorant/body wash/shampoo/etc on hand. I'm in the process of hunting down a quart size mason jar (not wide mouth) so I can always have laundry soap made. This ensures that I don't have to "stress" about going to the store immediately if we run out of something. This also applies in the pantry. We always have at least 1 can of peas/corn/green beans on hand for nights that I just cannot prepare a fresh veggie. PS. You will never see me go to the store every day to pick up items for dinner. Nope, nope, nope.
3. 10 foot charging cablesDoes this seem excessive? #donotcurr
With a 10 foot charging cable, I can lay in my bed comfortably and still be on my phone. Also, I run it through the headboard so I don't have to pick up the cable off the floor every night. #aintnobodygottimefordat
Longer charging cables also come in handy when I travel and have no idea where the power outlets are going to be. With a 10 foot cable, I might still be able to reach my phone when the outlet is far away.