Eat healthier, lose weight, cut out on caffeine, and exercise daily are just a few things that may be on your resolution list this year. It seems that they are always on my list every January 1st. This year, I’ve decided to add some “coupon resolutions” to my list as well. I hope these are easier resolutions to keep! These are just a few of my “coupon resolutions” for 2013:
- Make time to organize
Set aside a little time each week to clip, sort, and file coupons. Maybe it’s in the evening after supper, when your kids go to bed, or maybe it’s during naptime. Devote maybe an hour or two a week to getting organized. If you have a mess like I do right now, it may take a little more time to get started.
- Take stock of your stockpile
The beginning of the year is a great time to go through the items in your stockpile. Make sure items are organized by date, and if something is expiring soon move it to a place you know it will get used soon.
- Stock up and donate
This year I am also going to try and focus on stocking up on items I can get cheap or free and then donate them to organizations. A young man at my church has started a mission project to send items to some of the military men and women who have direct connections to our church and are currently serving overseas.
- Coupon swap
If you have friends or family members who coupons shop, see if they are willing to swap coupons with you for extra ones you want. My friend Sam and I do this frequently especially with razor and laundry soap coupons.
So whatever your resolution is to do this year, think about ways that you can make coupon shopping more effective for you and your family.
A New You for the New Year: Weight Loss Solutions for a Resolution How to Make and Keep a New Year’s Resolution in 2013: Choose Happiness 5 Personal Finance Resolutions for the New Year Generate Less Waste, Save Money and the Planet