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.
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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.
It's always fun when friends come over and they want to see my
pantry. Most people know that I make so much of our food from scratch,
and that I use whole ingredients. People want to see what I actually
stock my pantry with.
This got me thinking: what are some simple things
that people can replace in their pantries with healthier alternatives?
Are there small changes people can make that have them eating healthier?
Let's talk about six of them. If you just do one of
these, you'll have made a small change towards a healthier lifestyle. I
like small and simple, don't you?
Here's what to choose:
1. Brown rice instead of white rice.
Brown rice is far superior to white rice nutritionally, as well as helpful in managing a balanced glucose metabolism.
Does shopping at the Commissary really save you money? My answer, it depends. From my experience as a 11 year military wife, it depends on the state you live in, the surrounding areas, and the time at which you shop.
If the cost of living is higher where you are stationed, then the Commissary is always the place to go. If the nearest grocery store is 25 minutes away from post, then the Commissary is cheaper after you factor in gas, etc.. To each its own, but here are my personal tips for saving at the Commissary:
Spring is quickly approaching and the need to freshen up your
weekly dinner recipes may be part of your "spring cleaning. The
"what are we having for dinner" moment can be a source of dread and
frustration for many people. As a mom of four kids who are
extremely active in everything, I feel your pain.
Here are some of my favorite meal planning tips to help you save
both time and money:
Gather 15-20 family favorite meals
Sit down with your family and ask them what their favorite meals
are. You may be surprised by some of the meals they love or some
that just don't appeal to their taste buds. The last thing you want
to do is waste time and money by preparing meals that your family
How many times have you found yourself standing in a supermarket
aisle, trying to figure out which box of cornflakes or bottle of
laundry detergent offered the best value?
Sure, the larger one usually gives you more for the money--but not
always. And sometimes the smaller one is on sale, which can further
confuse the math.
Free app WhatPrice for iOS lets you compare prices
between two items so you can instantly spot the better deal. (Why
nothing similar for Android? I searched Google Play high and low,
but couldn't find a price-comparison app that seemed decent. If you
know of one, by all means tell me about it in the comments section
All you do is plug in the price and weight (and, if applicable, the
number of units) for each item.
By Rick.BroidaGuest Blogger
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Money Saving Tips