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Saving money wears me out

October 18th, 2006 at 01:27 pm

I'm starting to get exhausted!
I have been trying to put my grocery list together for my upcoming trip to the store. I have read over the 3 local store adds to see what all the sales are. I'm compiling a menu list that fits with the sale items right now. Then, I will look through my coupons to see if there are any that I will be able to use. After that's done, I am going to go through my coupons with the sales adds and see if there are any amazing deals for items that I may need in the future. Then, tuck the coupons away in order of isle/store with my grocery list (for each store)and my menu list. It seems like it should be easy enough to do, right? It's not! It is so time consuming! Even if I didn't have a three yr. old and a 10 month old running around me, I think it would take a better part of the day to get it done. Sigh... I know that it will get easier with each time that I do this, but man, it's been a long day already!

4 Responses to “Saving money wears me out”

  1. frugalmomof1 Says:

    Don't be discouraged. Just think of the sense of accomplishment you will have when you look at your grocery spending for the week. Smile

  2. JanH Says:

    I'm hoping the more I do this, the easier and more routine it will become. It probably is just because it is a new exercise and takes more concentration. Think of it in terms of money saved......

  3. jodi Says:

    DH and I take the circulars with us to our bowling league on Sunday nights. Honestly, it's easier to look through them in a bowling alley than it is with two toddlers around! But it does get easier - I can scan an ad pretty quickly now. It will pay off!

  4. Bookie Says:

    One time-saver I've developed with practice is a basic shopping list that I keep in Excel. Lists the things I normally want to have on hand with columns to check off what I have or need.

    I include blank rows on the bottom to add sale items or special needs.

    That way I don't have to start with a blank sheet of paper every time. I print my list, check my pantry and fridge, scan the adds for specials, and I'm done.

    Smile

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