I am definitely feeling better, thanks for ALL the prayers! I sat down and mapped out what HAD to be done and what COULD wait and worked off those lists. I still have a lot of house decluttering to do, but I have checked so much off my to do list that I simply can't complain.
I had an awesome grocery shopping/coupon day yesterday. I have a picture of my finds that I will list tomorrow with the details but until then, I had a thought that I wanted some feedback on.
Has anyone ever heard of a coupon circle? From what I understand, this is a group of women that get together weekly/bi-weekly/monthly, whatever and swap coupons that they won't use, etc. If you have participated in one or know of any grandmas that have (HA HA), I would love to hear some feedback. I am thinking of starting one and wanted to see what feedback I get.
Based on my shopping yesterday, we did our normal every 2 week big grocery trip for $110 vs. the normal $250 all by using a mix of store and manufacturer coupons. I was so proud and based on previous experience as to the in between weekly trip, I think I can successfully lower our grocery budget from $600 a month to $350 a month. Yes, $350 a month for a family of 6.
Don't get me wrong. We got great stuff. We got shrimp, meat, milk, tons of baby food, all of our normal foods, etc. The difference is that we didn't need the normal toiletries/cleaning supplies because of my new found love of CVS and their extra care program. We have a stockpile of paper towels, toilet paper, razors, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, Lysol, etc. that I am getting for pennies on the dollar and it is saving me a ton since I am not buying these items on my "normal" grocery trips.
Consignment prep is going great...fliers are in the mail THIS WEEK FINALLY! PRAISE GOD! Watch for my motherload of groceries post tomorrow!