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.
The Super Bowl is on February 2nd. Whether you're celebrating with a crowd or enjoying the game (and the commercials) at home with just a few select fans, you want to stay on budget with your feast. Everybody loves a good football appetizer. Here's a list of ten appetizers you can make for under $10!
Healthy Hummus Dip from Cleverly Simple– This dip will leave everyone asking for more. Made with hummus as the base and your choice of delicious toppings, you won't feel guilty when you take a second bite!
Pig Candy from Saving The Family Money – Bacon! Enough said? Wow your friends with this amazingly simple pig candy appetizer.
It can be a great time when the kids go back to school. The kids are excited to see their friends and teachers again, and the learning begins anew! But it sure can be work to get the kids out the door some mornings, right? Life just seems to be hectic, and the energy it takes to keep track of everyone's schedules can just go out the window sometimes.
One of the things that we can do to keep things simpler is to plan ahead and have some easy breakfast ideas that the kids will love. It's so easy to fall back onto the staple that is a bowl of cereal, but there are some fun alternatives that can be easy to make.
Here are a couple of things I like to keep on hand for easy and quick breakfasts:
Whole grain muffins
Bread for Toast with Jelly
Once you have those staples, it's fun to mix things up with a few easy creative ideas. Here are five different breakfast ideas for back to school:
1. Need something quick to grab? Flash freeze pancakes to have them on hand regularly every morning. See a list of other breakfast ideas that you can freeze for back to school here.
2. Fun and easy breakfast skewers are a creative way to serve up some eggs and fruit for breakfast!
Thinking about going organic, but have a strict budget? There are many things you can do to eat organic without breaking the bank. Here are my top five:
1. Create A Price Book: Create a price book or list of organic prices at the different stores in your area. This will help you when creating your shopping list as well as letting you know when something goes on sale, if you should stock up at that price. Keep it with your coupons to access it while shopping easily.
2. Clip Coupons: Yes, there are a lot of coupons for organic products, including organic produce, eggs, dairy and more! Earthbound Farms, Organic Valley, Rumiano Cheese and other companies offer coupons on their websites, Facebook pages and with aggregators like coupons.com.
By organicdealsGuest Blogger
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Money Saving Tips
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.