Organizing your coupons can be more challenging than actually using
them! However, taming that paper monster is crucial for for
success. Here are three different methods to try.
1. The Traditional Binder Clipping Method:
Buy an enormous three ring binder and fill it with baseball card
holders or clear pencil cases that zip. Organize your
coupons by category, such as produce, health and beauty, canned
goods, frozen, etc. I like to keep my binder organized by
aisles in the store, so produce is first, followed by dairy,
canned, pasta, cereal, etc.
Each week, clip the coupons you want from the grocery circulars and
other sources such as coupons you find in the store. File them in
your binder and remove any expired coupons. The advantages to
this method are you always have what you need, ready to go.
Nothing gets a couponer's blood pressure rising faster than the discussion topic of shelf-clearing. It's one thing couponers definitely have an opinion about. I am pro-shelf clearing. Yes, that's right, I am an unapologetic shelf-clearer.
I'm sure you've heard of lycopene by now. It's found in tomatoes and have been talked about in the media as a possible preventative agent for certain types of cancers.
While most of us eat our tomatoes, there are many things we can do with a tomato beyond our favorite dish. Considering that a can of organic tomato paste is around 99 cents and usually cheaper for the generic ones, it's one of the cheaper solutions for your everyday needs.
Here are 5 alternative ways to use your store bought tomato paste:
1. Face mask. Tomato is known to lighten the skin, remove blackheads, soothe sunburn and help with acne. Use a tomato face mask to help with these needs. 2. Neutralizing Hair Dye. Have you ever had green tint in your locks after a bad coloring job? Use tomato paste or ketchup to bring it back to a neutral color.
When I think of the Christmas Holiday Season I think of delicious and rich things that satisfy all of the senses.
The beautiful lights, sweet holiday music, delicious smells and of course the most amazing tastes.
The Christmas season is the perfect time of year to try out some new holiday sweets!
The following recipes are sure to be a hit with your friends and family:
Frugal Christmas Candy- My family has already been asking since October when we will be able to have their favorite Christmas candy again. This is something I make several times during the holidays only.
Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this Sunday? For me, the chips, dips, tacos, tamales and enchiladas are enough for me to celebrate this special day that commemorates the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War (taken directly from Wikipedia).
I've been to a lot of celebrations and parties, and there's nothing like a Cinco de Mayo party. The food, the music, the fun, the laughter, the food, the drinks and did I say food? But you can't have a great Cinco de Mayo party without a killer guacamole.
I've got 5 guacamole recipes that will have you standing at the chip stand for hours:
When you start thinking about making New Year's resolutions, you're thinking about fresh starts
and the year ahead. Make 2013 the year you will save money.
Here are 3 ways to make saving money easier in 2013.
This is the very first step in being successful. You need to know what money is
coming in (income) and what your expenses are and what your output is. You need to be sure
you are accounting each dollar. Keep receipts and use a budgeting tool like Quicken. If your
income and your expenses don't match there is a problem. I highly recommend putting your
budget in various places around your house, keep in the car and/or purse or wallet so you are
reminded you are living within a budget now.