My daughter is coupon crazy! She is super into savings right now and I claim a little bit of that nice trait. I never bought clothing and other things unless they were on sale while she was growing up. I never was that in to coupons though. But she is working on teaching me all the ins and outs of using coupons. We've gone shopping several times and have had lots of fun saving money as well as enjoying each others company.
When my daughter and I last went shopping, we both had our reusable bags, our lists, two binders (1 small and 1 bigger) to hold all of our coupons. I also had my new All You magazine since I hadn't had time to clip those. It seemed like a lot and it did take up a lot of space in the buggy.
One of my favorite crafty blogs is Sew Dang Cute, and they are sponsoring a contest called Crafting with the Stars. I was so excited! I knew I could combine my love of sewing and crafting with my new "almost love" of couponing.
Now that my Wal-mart finally got smart and restocked the fabric to the store, I went shopping for just the right material. I already had the natural colored pre-quilted fabric and just bought 3 different but coordinating green, brown, lt. turquoise prints. I used my embroidery machine to label the tote and sewed it together. Not terribly complicated.
But I just had to try it out. The Dollar General is the store closest to my house. I found an empty aisle to dress my buggy (tie the tote to the buggy) and pose it. It works great! There is room for my binder and my reusable bags. There are two pockets that I put my scissors, my list, ink pen, and my small cut coupon binder. There is also a ribbon with a key ring so my keys or scissors can be attached if needed. Even my wallet was easily protected and I didn't have to worry about carrying my purse. When shopping is done, I can zip it up and not have to worry about my things falling out. Success!!
Wish me luck with the contest!