Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tiny Tips for Saving $$

I've culled out some money-saving ideas published in the Sept. '09 Redbook.

Dump spare change into a collection spot. When it's full, bring it to the bank or coin machine and use the amount towards a splurge or deposit it into your savings.

Plan out meals and grocery shop by that plan. Put a star next to the items on the list that you have a coupon for.

Choose a credit card that gives you points or rewards for using it.

Keep coupons organized and accessible. Share unused coupons with friends or family members that you know use coupons. Sources for coupons:

  • newspaper

  • online sites

  • manufacturer's websites
Set a goal. every time you're considering a purchase, ask yourself "would I rather put more money toward (your goal) or purchase this item?"

Check out eBay, Craigslist and Freecycle before you buy something.