Now, I can't claim that I am a goddess in the kitchen. A Goddess, yes..of the kitchen, not so much! I didn't spend any time in the kitchen until my child was put on an elimination diet after a severe allergic reaction when she was 5 years old, and I was forced to cook every meal for months.
After the elimination diet was complete, I slowly started cooking on and off for several years after, but was still inconsistent. It was only the last few years, once I got into organizing that I began meal planning and actually enjoying my time in the kitchen. And once I started using the Tupperware line of products, I am having a ball in the kitchen. So much so, that I have started to hold meal prep workshops at my local Tupperware Studio.
I was practicing the recipes for my upcoming freezer meal workshop and was really happy with the results, so I though I would share them with you!
COOK AND HAVE FUN!
I was looking at my school day treasures book the other day and I was so thankful that my mother kept it for me until I was able to take it over. Its a little on the damaged side but it has become so valuable to me to look back and be reminded of the simpler times and how I have changed over the years. My next photo project is to scan all of the pages and mementos and turn it into a photo book so it can last me for several more years and my kid can get a kick out of laughing at pictures of my younger self and read about what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Its so important to collect, secure and organize kids memories for them to enjoy upon adulthood. Its such a thoughtful gift to give them one day to reminisce over. You'll want to get started at the beginning of a school year because its the easiest time to set it up while you are prepping for back to school.
It doesn't matter if they're a little older now as most people still have those lifetouch photo bags with left over school pictures from when they started school, so you can at least fill out most of the pertinent information and post a photo from previous years.
You can certainly purchase pre-made books like this for memory collecting at dozens of retailers, but they are often too small to keep much in the pockets and can get expensive. if you want to keep costs down, you can build your own for much less. All you need is a presentation binder of sheet protector pockets and some printables. I have provided links to access both below.
As far as what to keep in the pockets, report cards, class pictures without the cardboard frame, awards, samples of their work and photos of their art projects are the most popular but keep anything small that will make them go "awwwwe". Have fun creating your school treasures book!
Tupperware modular mates are a dream come true for an organizer like me! They have sets to fit any size of cupboard or pantry. This isn't something most people can do all at once, but converting to cardboard and bag free will be a game changer for creating space in your pantry and easily keeping up with your on-hand inventory. Meal planning is a breeze with these modular mates. You can identify if you are low on any item with a moment's glance.
Tupperware's guaranteed seals also keep your food fresher for significantly longer than other brands, decreasing the waste of food. They are stackable, allowing for the most efficient use of space, like that spot at the top of your pantry.
Personally, my pantry is still a work in progress but each modular mate I add helps to bring me more calm and more smiles.
Time and space saving Tupperware is here! Although I am a Tupperware consultant, I am also a professional organizer and do not encourage my clients to purchase everything in the catalog. No one has the space or money to do that, nor would I want them too.
What I do encourage however, is to find some key, top quality kitchen products to help you in your endeavor to save you time and make life a little easier. That is why I brought the Tupperware line of products into my organizing business.
Finding products that are guaranteed to hold up for years of repeated use, help you to quickly create healthy meals and are multi functional to boot are right up my alley. If you can find a product that can take the place of a few others, you have instantly increased the space in your cupboards.
Having that product be dishwasher safe, use less energy to cook with and made for the microwave so even kids can safely use it, well that's just exciting! Take a peek. You'll be surprised at what Tupperware has been up to.