My husband and I have been working on our budget anyways and cutting things out is HARD!!!
I’m drinking maybe one or two cups of coffee every day instead of four or more. The price of creamer has really gone up lately, but so have a lot of groceries which is why I use a lot coupons. Not to mention that I don’t go to Starbucks or Tully’s anymore. Today proved to be quite challenging because I decided to meet someone at Tully’s and it was SOOOOOO hard to not purchase a mocha, but I did it and that’s five bucks still on my pocket to spend on something more important. So it’s little things like this that add up and could help you spend that money on organic products if that’s your choice!
Did you know how many different resources there are for organic coupons? I was reading my friend Kristin’s blog and she has a huge list of Organic Food Coupons and places to find coupons for organic products. I have a few organic coupons that I’ve received here and there. If you ever go to a Taste of (insert your cities name here) they will usually have organic companies there too and then you will find coupons to local organic companies and you can save, and try them. Anyways, I was so impressed with Kristin’s great organic coupon finds.
You could always consider giving up cable if you have it. Can you imagine what you could do with an extra 100.00 a month that you may now be using on cable. We don’t have cable and haven’t had it for almost four years. Anything that I want to watch, I actually watch on Hulu or fancast. I really don’t have a lot of extra time because right now I’m using all my extra time to find ways to earn money on-line through my website or by selling stuff. If eating organic is really important to you, you might also consider not eating out. We decided that if we do go out we’re going to limit it to 50.00 per month which means only once a month, but we’re also considering now eating out at all.
I know some of these things I’m suggesting that you do are on the huge side, but it just depends on what’s important to you in life. Is it important to eat organic, then you’ll find a way to save in order to do so!
Tune in tomorrow for the second Challenge: Invent a Snack
I received a gift basket for participating in the program and will be giving one away at the end of the program as well. This is part of the Easy Organic Living program co-hosted by Baby Center and Healthy Child Healthy World and sponsored by Stonyfield.