The first time I saw the Franklin Covey Menu Planner & Shopping List, I fell in love. I purchased several packages and have been using them ever since.
However, I don’t always use the form just as a Menu Planner and Shopping List. If you can think outside the box, you can see just how versatile this form can be.
But for starters, let’s take a look at it’s use as a Menu Planner and Shopping List because it does a fantastic job at both of those tasks:
I use Franklin Covey’s two pages per day in my planner but every now and then I need to see a weekly view. The Menu Planner form works perfect. I use the first column for morning; the second column for afternoon; and the third column for evening. I don’t use this form for a detailed view of the week – just an overview. It helps me see how busy I am and when I have time available.
Then if I’m feeling particularly overwhelmed, I sometimes use the back side to list all my tasks for the week. I use each section for a different category of tasks.
I like to set goals for my life. I usually set three daily goals at a time. The Menu Planner is a perfect tracker.
If you like keeping a food journal and don’t record too much detail, the Menu Planner can work great for that, too. Again, the first column is for morning; the second column for afternoon and the third column for evening.
And finally, you can even use it as a weekly planner. The first column can be for appointments; the second column for tasks; and the third column for notes. Or whatever works for you.
So what do you think? Can you think of some ways you could use this form to organize your life?
A list of other time management/planner articles is available in the Time Management Index.
I did not receive compensation for this post. I’ve been using this form for years and wanted to share with my readers how I use it.