Coupons: Don’t Go Crazy!

Have you seen the television show on TLC called “Extreme Couponing“?  The show follows people who use massive quantities of coupons to get rediculous volumes of products.  Honestly, is it necessary to keep 100+ tubes of toothpaste in your home at one time?  I do give these people credit for the time and effort put into the planning of their shopping trips, but you have to consider what you will do with the product when you get it home.  Some of the featured couponers (I think I may be coining a new term here!) have created storage systems in their basements or garages.  Others have taken over their homes with excessive product.  I am all for saving money with the use of coupons, but I have to draw the line when the volume being purchased is frivilous.  

The part that kills me more, is when people purchase products they don’t even use or have use for (such as a women with hundreds of diapers and has no children).  When using coupons, consider the volume of product that must be purchased to be able to save.  I have frequently chosen not to use a coupon because I would have to purchase a number of an item that would take me a long time to use.  Additionally, I have limited storage space in my home for extra products.  I have to weigh the cost and benefits of bringing home multiples of an item.  

Consider the impact exccessive shopping has on your home environment.  Will you still be able to function comfortably in your home?  Do you have space to store all of the product?  There is a reason coupons are distributed in realistic volumes.

About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients.

With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet.

When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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