VP Robredo still hands-on mother, keeps tabs on household budget

Even as she holds the country’s second-highest post, Vice President Leni Robredo will always take charge of the household and keeping things organized in her home.

Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Robredo, a hands-on mother to her three daughters, shared some household tips on how to get a better handle on the food and grocery items of one’s kitchen.

Robredo said they have a kept a record of their household and grocery supplies through a Google Drive account, so they could easily find them.

“Mas nakakatipid sa groceries pag mas organisado. Pag alam mo ang lahat na laman ng ref mo at pantry, hindi ka mag o-over-buy (You can save money in the groceries if you’re more organized. If you know everything in your ref and pantry, you’ll not overbuy),” she said in a Facebook post over the weekend.

”Also, kung may hinahanap kmi, titingnan lang namin sa google drive kung saan na shelf or cabinet siya nakalagay. Hindi na kailangan maghalughog ng mga cabinets (Also, if we are looking for something, we will just look at the google drive where in the shelf or cabinet it is placed. There is no need to search the cabinets),” she added.

The vice president noted their shelves have assigned numbers to serve as a guide for its contents.

“Yung lahat na laman, naka encode sa google drive na shared naming mag iina, para kung biglaan na may mapadaan sa amin sa grocery, puwede ma access sa telepono namin kung anong kailangan sa bahay (All the contents are encoded in the Google Drive that we share among us so that if anyone happens to pass by a grocery, we can access in our phone what are the things needed at home),” she said.

The lady official also revealed she herself turned to growing a small garden for sustenance of her family in this time of pandemic.

“We live in a condo and everything I planted is just in the pots. And they are just outside our kitchen window. You can save a lot that you won't buy the herbs you need. Even calamansi, tomatoes and peppers are also placed in pots,” she said.

In a separate post, Robredo shared how she organized her baking ingredients and pasta noodles in transparent containers to keep them in their proper places.

”I print the expiration dates of all the ingredients and paste them on the back of the container,” she said.