Happy Saturday to you all! =)
Its been such a quiet day around here so far. The boys woke me up early so they could go outside and play.. and they have been out for 2 hours right now. I keep looking at the door checking on them and they are with all the neighborhood kids running and playing with nerve guns! Must be great to be that free!
I got up.. made some phone calls.. and just got finished working on the coupon binder I told you guys about last night. I will have the first video up this afternoon. I was shocked last night because I had so many coupons that were expired that I never used. Wait till you see how many. So clearly my older system didn't work too well! I am not trying to be an extreme couponer but what I am trying to do is become as efficient at the store that I can. I have watched food and household expenses really go up over the last 10 years and I hate it. I want to really focus on saving and I am thinking this new system will really work out! The videos are going to be in a series where I talk about what I system I am using, how to keep them better organized, where to find the coupons, and how to properly use them to get the most for your money. One thing that you should know NOW is Sunday Paper Coupons are IMPORTANT. I post a preview every Friday that you can always find here and when you see coupons you think you will use.. buy more than one paper. I use to always do this with make up coupons. I know if I can do it to get mass amounts of make up with sales and coupons.. I can certainly do it with food! =)
I have been asked a lot about why I am couponing.. Well the simple answer is - To Save $ - I have 3 kids in this house.. who all need school clothes, lunches, school supplies, along with a ton of other stuff that keeps popping up. We also have a house full of pets and they come with a lot of expense. Lately I have been feeling the pain with the expenses. We are really trying to watch things around here and do the best we can with saving money. I am not saving near as much as I would like.. so thats the reason for the new system. If you want to follow along.. then be prepared to make some changes such as meal planning according to the sales.. carrying your coupons around with you while you shop..shopping at more than one store.. and matching your coupons up with sale items. This has worked crazy good for make up. I have so much make up now.. I am seriously running out of room. So I plan on doing it with the food too. I have been saving maybe $15 -25 every couple of weeks in coupons but I want to really maximize my savings more. So come along!
We don't have any big plans this weekend. I think husby is taking the boys to the golf course tomorrow. I am thinking I might go too.. Haven't played golf this year yet and it might just be fun!
I have a bunch.. 4+ loads to get done today.. YUCK! I am going to hang somethings out. Its so damn hot, why not let the sun help! One tip about saving with laundry is I don't do 1/2 loads anymore. Full loads only. I wish I could say I wash only on cold.. but I don't. I like things washed in warm or hot.. and thats not going to change. But doing a full load saves energy and water. It takes a lot of energy to run just a small load. Its cheaper by far to only wash full loads.
That's about all my plans for today. Laundry and playing with the boys! Husby is swamped today with customers so I am thinking he won't be home @ 4. which is ok because more sales means more $ for us! Work hard baby! We love you!
Hope you have a great day! Stay tuned for many posts coming up today and tomorrow!