Welcome to the world of SavingCentsably! This is a place where I get the opportunity to teach you all I know about saving money and thriving even while doing all I can do spend as little as possible!
My name is Rachael, and with four young children, a husband, two house payments, and one full-time income, I know quite a bit about stretching our money and making each little bit count as much as it can!
Saving Centsably Workshops began out of a ministry at the church where my husband currently serves as youth pastor. A friend of mine and I would meet weekly with a group of ladies to encourage them in their efforts to save more, spend less, and still be able to purchase more at the same time! Eventually SavingCentsably became an on-the-road workshop. I have literally been all over the state of Georgia teaching groups of people new ways to shop…and save!
Last year our family of 6 spent $52.03/week on everything we need to run our household. That’s cleaners, food, toiletries, over the counter medicine, and more! This year my goal is to stay right at $50/week!
2011 was one of the best years I’ve ever had couponing–our family only spent an average of $40.48/week on toiletries, groceries and household supplies for a family of 6! Altogether, about $2100 that year.
In 2010 our family spent about $8,000 for everything it took to provide for our everyday needs (and some wants). That $8,000 included car parts and batteries (yes, there are coupons for those!), clothing for 4 kids, Pull-Ups for three kids, and all the food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies needed to run our home. The total value of those items: over $20,000. In 2010 we saved over $12,000.00 using coupons and shopping sales!
In 2009, our family of six spent just over $5,000 during the whole year for food, clothing, toiletries, PULL-UPs, and all those little things needed to run a home. (This figure did not include things like rent, utilities or gasoline.) We purchased items in that 12 month period whose value totaled over $12,100. That was a 60% savings over the course of the year, and proves just how much coupons and thrifty shopping can make a difference!
I hope that you’ll find great ideas on SavingCentsably.com that helps YOU learn how to accomplish this same level of savings. And, if you’re willing, maybe you’ll host a Saving Centsably Coupon Workshop, too!
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