With the beginning of the school year, I always get motivated to organize and clean. So, in the spirit of a clean house I wanted to pass on this link to FlyLady. She is this fabulous woman who takes organizing and cleaning out of the perfection Martha Stewart demands, and into the realm of the ordinary. Her tips are sound, her schedules make sense, and best of all, it’s fun to read her website. So, if you haven’t begun “flying” you might want to check it out!
I love to save money, and for years I struggled to keep up with coupons. I’d often give up, and just buy whatever was on sale. One day, I was once again trying to figure out how to organize my coupons and came across several sites that offered tips and ideas. Here is my current favorite: The Coupon Mom. You can get store specific information on sale items, what coupons to use, and other tips on saving money. But, the absolute best thing I ever did was buy this binder, make some sleeves for the coupons, and organize them by category. It has saved me time, effort and best of all cash!!
This great binder has a plastic pocket in the front, which is where I put the coupons I will use for that shopping trip. When I get up to the cashier, no fumbling around for last minute coupons. They are all ready to go. One more little coupon tip – don’t throw those old expired coupons away. Most stores scan the bar codes, and they really aren’t expired at all! (I’ve never had a grocery store turn an expired coupon down.)
And finally, I wanted to thank Hadley and Tammy and Alissa for the Lovely Blog Awards. There are so many people that I follow and admire, that I found it absolutely impossible to pass them on without hurting feelings. So, just know that I truly am honored, and appreciative of all the nice comments.
I hope everyone has a fabulous Saturday. My oldest is going through college orientation. But I’m so thankful she is staying home!! Diane