And then reality hit. I didn't mind using the coupons or looking for the bargains. But after a few weeks the sight of this:
I just wanted to doing this:
Why? Well Let's face it, instead of doing this:
I'd rather being doing something like this:
I had burned out on couponing! My coupons sit unclipped longer each week (right now I'm two weeks behind). And on more than one occasion I have thought seriously about cancelling my newspaper subscriptions. I love the money I save when using coupons, but I absolutely hate how long it takes every week to clip those stupid coupons and was about to declare my couponing experience over.
But that all changed today. I subscribe to a few couponing blogs that send me updates about the bargains they have posted on their sites. While catching up on my couponing emails I discovered a post from Saving With Shellie that has me back in couponing bliss. Shellie's ORGANIZATION TIPS describe a system that has you file each week's coupons together and then only clipping the coupons you will use. Hallelujah! I think I just found the solution to my hate of clipping coupons. Can't wait to try this new system out.