Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thrifty and Nifty!

So I have to thank Dion for having cool blogs listed on her blog. I have always used coupons but I'm really enjoying using them to the fullest these days. Because of some great sites, today I bought 3 bars of soap and a bag of cat food for $0.38 total!!! (I could have gotten up to 11 bars of soap today and the cat food for that price, but Wal-Mart was running low on my purchases, so I'll head to the other Wally World later) Hooray, and as soon as they get CVS built or I move to Muskegon, whichever comes first, I will be racking in the deals there. It's hard not to find a deal and just go get it, I really have to focus on, "do I need this"or "is it a deal if we've never used it before, but it's only 9 cents today?" There are some really great deals out there but I need to be careful not to go to extremes.

I also thought today, "what a great way to help others!!!" There are many items that I could get for free with coupons and other savings and could donate those to the shelter, I know there are many out there right now that are in much worse shape than we will ever be and it's nice to help out. Last Sunday the sermon was about living within your means and living a Godly life. The message was to share! What a basic concept, something we teach our little ones, but how often is that the last thing on our minds?

Being in nesting mode anyway and having all our things in storage, so I can't go through, organize or clean anything for the new peanut, I have been looking for a project. My husband rolls his eyes at this because he knows he will soon be included in my fun! Aren't things more fun when you do them together? hehe I decided-I WANT TO SHARE- so I open the closets and drawers in our rooms and started purging. I have many clothes that I will never fit again, never have a place to wear, or sadly won't be needing again(unless I get to go back to my dorm days) and I start pitching. Poor Tom is always the reaper of my crazy ideas, so I hate to say more of his stuff left the closet than mine......I love getting rid of other people's stuff!

Then, a few days later it was a "great time" to box up any extras that we don't NEED for the next month before we leave to head north. 10 boxes later, poor Tom has helped me pack and wrap and carry the too full boxes out the garage.....come on moving truck! I think about all the stuff in storage, ahhhhhhhh, oh my. All that stuff that we have lived without for more than a year and have felt almost a freedom from. Don't get me wrong, I love my furniture and cooking things, but I think about some of the things I put into those boxes last February and am almost ashamed that I had all that in my townhouse and then spent time boxing, transporting and storing it. Yuck, what a burden....I can't wait to get to Muskegon, open those boxes, and SHARE!!! As I read about the economy and people losing their jobs and children dying because their family couldn't afford to keep the heat on, I think about how truly blessed we've been, all the stuff we don't need, and how I can help others! I urge you to find a way this week to pass on the blessing.

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.Luke 3:11


  1. Oooh! Please share the coupon site!! :) And I know what you mean about "purging" - I did that when we moved from an 1850 sq ft house to a 900 sq ft apartment, and I need to do MORE! Fortunately, we only have 3 boxes stored at my mom's, but we are way packed into this apartment!

  2. Hi, this is Jennie from the Wives of Dr.'s blog. I love doing the deals with coupons too! We have a lot in common there!

    I found it's a little harder to buy some of the deals here because they're a little more expensive at my local stores than what is adverstized across the nation for some other states.