I made my frugal idea of DR's Envelope System with small colorful envelopes from The Dollar Tree and used some scrapbook stickers I had on hand to label each envelope. I chose to try to find a frugal method of this rather than Dave's Designer System that I really want. If the envelopes prove too small (which might happen since they are smaller than a dollar bill), I'll use some of my "Blow" money to buy the $19.95 system. I figured I'm just out an extra buck if it doesn't work, and if it does, I've saved $18.95 plus shipping! I put the dollar amount each envelope gets in total each month but have it split according to our Allocated Spending for each paycheck. After all, I can't spend our entire month's paycheck before we even get it! It also serves to make sure I don't blow our whole gas budget before the month is over!
I also made use of a larger sized whiteboard I purchased a few years ago to keep track of my to-do list for school. A couple weeks ago, I made a grid with my dry-erase marker and wrote my menu for the week. I got so annoyed at the grid getting messed up because I'd brush against it. So, this morning, I made the lines solid with electrical tape and the days of the week with scrapbook stickers I had on hand. I "splurged" on some new dry erase markers last night at My Happy Place in 3 different colors. One is for my menu, one is for my schedule and to-do list that week, and one is for Frugal Mister's schedule. The blank space is used for general "to-do" items that I'll need Frugal Mister's help with on his off hours.
What have you done to get yourself organized? Made a Google Calendar for your menus? Huh? Huh? I can't heeeeeear you! ;)