re.use | rē yōōz | verb
- use again or more than once
New Oxford American Dictionary
Creating a reusable layout is something I’ve been wanting to create since late last year.
But I couldn’t think of a reason why I needed a reusable layout? So, I never made one.
Fast forward to the end of December. I was writing down all of my potential resolutions for 2018. Then it hit me, it was like a ton of bricks type of hit.
I had already developed my fitness/workout tracker layout (see it here) but didn’t even consider including a diet regiment. Then I realized, if I want to be successful with losing weight and becoming healthy, then I actually need to eat healthy.
This is where the reusable layout comes into play. The thought of making a new meal plan layout every week seemed a bit boring and daunting. Instead, I was going to make one layout and use it every single week.
With this plan, I just knew it would save me time, money, and inches off my waist line! If I planned correctly, I’d only have to go to the grocery store once a week and I’d rarely need to visit a drive-thru.
Check it out!
I started this layout by drawing 6 squares with my ruler and Tombow TwinTone Pastel Markers. Each square represents a day of the week (Saturday and Sunday share a box). With the remaining space I drew a larger box, this box is for my grocery list.
Now that the layout is complete, this is where the reusable part comes into play. I used my die cuts and die cut machine to create these paper squares (for the menu). A die cut machine and die cuts aren’t necessary for this reusable layout, scissors or a paper cutter work just as well. What I did was use squares slightly smaller than the size of the boxes I drew earlier.
On the back of each of the pieces of paper, I ran my Tombow Mono Removable Adhesive. The removable adhesive is a must. Other tapes that are not removable can tear and ruin the journal paper.
Then, I placed each blank piece of paper onto the boxes. With my TwinTone Markers I wrote out the meal plan and grocery list for the week.
When the week is over, all I need to do is remove the pieces of paper, replace them with another set of blank pieces, and write out another menu plan. It’s that easy!
Notebook and Ruler
Acrylic Block and Ink
Die Cut Machine and Die Cut