I’m cleaning out my inbox and this is a question from a reader. She needs our help! First, I would suggest looking at the 15 Days of Couponing and trying to set aside a small amount of her budget for stockpiling items each week. There are many free items or close to free items you can stock on each week including basic toiletry items, which we all use!
I’m relatively new to couponing, and to be honest, it’s all very overwhelming. Recently my husband issued a challenge to me to save about $25/week on groceries, and staple items. (This is in order for him to be able to quit his second job, and be home more with the kids and I) I realize that this is a very hard thing to do, and I know that it won’t happen overnight, however, my question to you is, do you have any tips that can help save money in the short term? I’m not someone to go out and stock up on items that we won’t use, and I know that a lot of deals may take money to make money on them, being in a one income household, the budget is pretty much stuck in stone. I do use coupons frequently, however, despite not being brand specific, I usually don’t find the items that we need at all. I thank you in advance for any help that you can give me…and thank you for your blog, it’s helped tremendously!
What are your best tips for her to stock up on items without breaking her budget?