Do you remember the old "I Love Lucy" episode in which Lucy and Ethel get jobs in a candy factory? They are supposed to wrap chocolates as they come down the conveyor belt. The women start out okay, but as the belt moves faster, Lucy and Ethel can't keep up!
This is my experience with couponing!
You all know I had planned to start couponing, oh, last year maybe. I see couponing as a wonderful way to "make" money from home, since the less I spend, the more we have in the bank. So Jane and I attended an extreme couponing class through our local community ed program. I bought a box and a bunch of file cards to organize my coupons, and I got several copies of the inserts for a week or two... (I say a week or two because I keep forgetting to pick up the newspaper!! argh!) The younger girls and I spent a while cutting those up and filing them. Then I printed a bunch more and signed up for some coupon sites and others that let you know what the deals are.
Oh dear, this is where I lost it. I am still forgetting to get the newspaper. But now I am getting coupons or emails from Coupon Mom, P&GeSAVER, Coupon Network, Passion for Savings, The Krazy Coupon Lady, Extreme Couponing, A Full Cup, Pocket Your Dollars, and others! My inbox is crammed with now-outdated coupon emails. Coupons are now stacked on top of my file box, not in it. Ads are overflowing into my kitchen counter workspace. I am way overwhelmed, even panicky!
Time to go back to START and take this a bit at a time...
Here are Lucy and Ethel. Have a laugh. :)
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A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.