I have been thinking a lot lately about coupons and what I believe I am doing wrong. I think I am buying too much at one time and that is why I am not seeing bigger savings than I am.
Right now, I spend between $200-$400 every two weeks on grocery shopping. This is not just limited to food, this is also household items, hygiene items and baby items.
Either way, it is simply too much. I know we live in Hawaii, but that is no excuse. I should be working even harder to save more when it comes to food, household and baby purchases.
I am going to go through my coupons and sort them based on those 3 sections. I need to make a small binder or something, but I don't want this huge book I take with me when I go shopping. I want something small, than I can stick into my purse. I was thinking one of those business card holders. It looks like a little notebook, but inside it has a ton of pages that have 3 business card slots per page. I may just buy 3 for each department, but I haven't decided yet.
Learning to coupon has been a trying experience so far, but I am determined to make this work. I just wish we could leave Hawaii already, so I can shop at normal stores that mail out sale flyers and so there is a better selection of coupons (and more in the paper).
But that is still a year away. I'll have to make due.