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Organised Mama

by Sarah on September 12th, 2013

I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to figure this one out, but I’ve just recently discovered that being organised with our food shopping is one of the best ways to save time and money. It was only after Matthew was born,when Graeme was doing all the shopping and commented on how time-consuming my weekly routine is, that I realised how much easier I could make my life.

I need to go to about six different shops in Knysna to get everything that we need, and I was going to most of these every week. With a three-year-old tagging along, it was always quite a task, but with the two of them, it was plain exhausting. Now I’m planning and writing lists for the entire month and visiting each shop just once.  It’s amazing.

I also order all my fresh goods from a wonderful local online store, Farm Fresh Direct, and every Thursday I have the most beautiful farm produce delivered to my door.

And Faithful to Nature is still where I buy my cosmetics and cleaning products from, and other bits and pieces too.

So, now I have so much more quality time to spend with my kiddiewinkles because I’m not madly rushing about town, clipping and unclipping carseat buckles. And I’m spending less money because I’m not picking up extra little things which I don’t really need.

Nature is all about structure and systems, and I guess that’s why it feels so good to be more organised. It’s inherent in all of us, but sometimes takes a little time to get into. Being a mama of two now, I’m really glad that the instinct is starting to kick in :)

From → Life's Lessons