I debated even saying this out loud, but I think I’d rather say it than have you assume something worse. If you’ve been reading my posts this past week and are feeling less-than-entertained or like they’re a bit…well…dry…you’re not alone. I feel it, too. What I’ve discovered now that I’ve tried a few times to “limit” my writing, specify my topics, or to have a strict plan for my blog, is that it just doesn’t work for me. This planner cannot plan her blog. At least not strictly. A few things happen. One, I have days (like this entire week), where I’m tired, can’t seem to think, and have to FORCE myself to write. That’s not a great way to go about it. It seems to hamper my creativity, too, and what I do write is less-than-stellar. Don’t get me wrong. Saving money is a topic I wanted to delve more into, and I
think hope that you are getting some good takeaways from this series. And I will still write about it. But I wanted to explain/excuse/apologize for some days maybe not being up to snuff.
Whew. I feel better.
Now, with that said, I committed to 31 days and by God we’re gonna do 31 days! I will try to be more entertaining. 🙂
I was researching some ways (beyond what I already know) tto save money on groceries and found these great six tips from Real Simple:
- Bigger is better – Buy from the tops and bottoms of store shelves where the bigger sizes are. They tend to have a lower price per unit.
- Buy store brands – the same manufacturer often makes the store brands, and there often isn’t much of a difference. I will say there are some things I don’t like to buy in generic, but for many things it’s just fine!
- Avoid prepackaged food – Doing a little work yourself will save you money!
- Become a member – Those free reward cards can add up to good savings!
- Clip coupons – I mentioned some sites yesterday, and Real Simple suggests coolsavings.com. See if your store accepts double coupons.
- Join a warehouse club – in some cases you can save 20-50% by joining places like Costco and Sam’s Club! Don’t assume everything’s a great deal, though. Be an educated shopper so you can get the most bang for your buck! And since you’re buying in bulk, be sure you can use it all before it goes bad. Use a fresh wash spray to preserve produce, and freeze what you think you might not be able to use. My bestie and I like to go together and split things in half like huge bags of shredded cheese, meat, and bulk packages of canned goods.