- The best advice I got when I first started couponing was: always know what the items you buy week after week cost. For instance, we usually eat Pillsbury cinnamon roles twice a week for breakfast, and I know that they should cost about $2 each. At Piggly Wiggly, they cost $2.30, which is too much. So, I will not buy them at Piggly Wiggly even using a coupon. Additionally, many times I will use a coupon for Tylenol, and then realize that if I had just bought the generic Tylenol I would have saved a lot more money.
For being a homemaker:
I have a new Cleaning Schedule (I actually have some motivation to clean after the stomach flu)
Mondays: Our laundry, clean bathrooms
Tuesdays: Kids laundry, clean kitchen
Wednesday: Make up day for whatever did not get clean on Monday and Tuesday
Thursday: Dust the entire house
Friday: Vacuum, straighten up all the rooms
Saturday: Make up for whatever did not get cleaned the days before, organize
For laundry, a new trick I have found is that I get a load completely ready to go, everything shouted out, and then first thing Monday or Tuesday morning start the load (this is so less stressful...otherwise getting a load in might not happen till they go down for a nap at 2 pm)
- Do you have any suggestions on how to really clean bathtubs well? Or bathrooms in general? Is there any cleaning tool that works well for you? I feel like I never really get our bathtubs clean.
- Do you have a cleaning schedule? How do you get motivated to clean? It is so hard, when I know it will just get dirty again very quickly.