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May #CleanCouponing Twitter Chat is a Safe & Healthy Garden Party

*Enter here for a great #CleanCouponing giveaway by Naturepedic!

Spring cleaning, school-end festivities, summer planning, garden parties — who’s ready to a sunny celebration of all things #CleanCouponing for this warm-season transition?

You are invited to join the next #CleanCouponing Twitter chat with a Garden Party theme that is all about choosing healthy, safe products for our families!  We’ll get the latest on #MindtheStore efforts for retailers to vet product ingredients before they try selling those products to you.  We’ll catch up on the efforts to improve public policy on safer chemicals – which ultimately affects what goes into all our homes.  We’ll have tips on steps you can take right now to spring clean your home of some toxic chemicals.

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We’re honored to host as special guests at this garden party both Women’s Voices for the Earth and the coalition Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families!  We’ll update you on the latest #MindtheStore news and more.

We’re also excited about some enthusiastic and knowledgeable blogging panelists who’ll be joining the conversation to share how they’re tackling safer chemicals issues in their own homes and lives. Of course, you are invited too!

Just show up on Twitter next Thursday, May 14 at 9 pm Eastern time and use hashtag #CleanCouponing to take part in the conversation.  I’m working on some related giveaways for you.

I’d really appreciate it if you could help spread the word about this by inviting everyone you know. Here is a suggested tweet:

Learn what @women4earth & @SaferChemicals R doing for you!  #CleanCouponing Garden Party May 14, 9 pm ET by @CleanCouponing @FlourSackMama!

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Let’s Talk #CleanCouponing this Thursday Night!

Are you frugal with more than money?  Are you only interested in coupons and discounts IF a product is the best value or meets some special need?  Come join us Thursday, September 25 from 9 to 10 pm Eastern Time for another #CleanCouponing chat!  Follow us here on Twitter and watch for the hashtag.

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We’ll keep it simple this month.  Let’s share strategies for stretching a dollar with REAL food or for seeking out non-toxic products without spending a fortune.

We’d love to hear your favorite topics that you want to see discussed here, too!

What about a value like supporting local farms and businesses?   We’ll talk a bit about that, as well.

Looking forward to chatting with you Thursday night along with the Flour Sack Mama blog!

 

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Frugal by Half

FrugalbyHalfCleanCouponingAre you frugal by half?

Maybe you already use of these common sense ways of eliminating food waste and stretching your grocery resources:

*Bake a large casserole, then freeze half of it to use another time.

*Prepare stovetop items like from-scratch chili and soup, then freeze half for later.

*Bring home half of your restaurant dinner to use the next day for lunch.

*Reserve half of a baked chicken to use the next day for soup.

*Use half as much meat at a meal, replacing it with other protein sources like beans.

*Use half your typical amount of bread for a sandwich.

*Use half as much sugar as called for in sweet recipes, replacing some of it with applesauce.

*Replace as much as half the butter called for in a recipe with Greek yogurt.

*Reduce juices by half with water before drinking.

More Than a Million Impressions from 1st #CleanCouponing Twitter Party!

You did it!  You’ve made a big impression in the Twittersphere with our first ever #CleanCouponing Twitter party in January!  Thanks for joining us for a fast, fun hour of chatting about being frugal with more than money!  We discussed finding coupons and discounts, being frugal and valuing quality.  You mentioned the need to find special food items like gluten free for special dietary needs.  You said you wanted to learn more about green cleaning alternatives, with discounts.  Together, you helped us make more than a million impressions on the #CleanCouponing topic!

Thanks to sponsor Might Nest for giving away  a smart, glass canister set, and thanks to sponsor Stonyfield for giving away an organic yogurt prize pack!

You said that in future Twitter parties we should discuss:

Eating healthy on a budget Shopping for organics

Non-GMO foods

Non-toxic cleaning

Beauty products

Coping with food allergies/sensitivities

More!

You suggested lots of great brands that you’d like to see sponsoring future #CleanCouponing Twitter parties!

Watch here for updates on future Twitter parties, discounts, deals and strategies for stretching a dollar while also being frugal with MORE than money!

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Clean Couponing Twitter Party Tonight!

Family dinner is done, the kids are tucked into bed, you’ve finished those last few things on the to-do list.  It’s 9 o’clock Eastern time, 8 Central, so it must be time for a Twitter party!

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YOU are invited to our first ever Clean Couponing Twitter party tonight, co-hosted by CleanCouponing.com and FlourSackMama.com.  We’ll chat about ways to be frugal with more than money.  FlourSackMamaLogo

We’re looking for deals on quality products for our home, just like you are.  We’re starting fresh with ways to better organize our pantries and homes, stretching real foods into more wholesome meals, all while planning ahead to make more healthy lifestyle choices.

The Twitter party is a chance to see the secret words that unlock three extra entries to our fabulous Mighty Nest giveaway that ends at midnight.

Plus, Stonyfield Organic will be giving away a $25 yogurt gift pack to one lucky person who shows up stonyfield-logo_0tonight, and we may even have more giveaways!

 

Our Twitter party is being moderated by social media pro Organic PR.

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So, be sure to follow @Organic_PR on Twitter, along with @CleanCouponing, @FlourSackMama, @Stonyfield and @MightyNest.  We’ll be using hashtag #CleanCouponing, so please say hello and share your #CleanCouponing tips with us.  See you there tonight!

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Get Organized for a New Clean Couponing Year with a Mighty Good Giveaway

*This is a sponsored post for Mighty Nest that may contain affiliate links, in order to help bring you quality content here at CleanCouponing.com.

“A place for everything, and everything in its place.”

“Waste not, want not.”

“A stitch, in time, saves nine.”

Don’t you love those cliches?  They make sense for our homes today as much as they ever did.  An organized home helps keep some sense of order and calm in the midst of these incredibly busy days that fill our lives!  Planning ahead is a good thing, as is being frugal.

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Ready to Replace Plastic Storage Containers with Glass

No wonder I found three opened boxes of pasta in the pantry during my year-end pantry cleaning. The shelves had gotten so disorganized during the holiday rush that I’d reached for a new package again and again, not realizing what we had.  A bag of nuts had to be thrown away because we hadn’t stored them properly.

Because #CleanCouponing means being frugal with more than money, we’re looking at ways to save time, energy and other valuable resources with the household choices we make.

One ongoing goal for our kitchen and pantry area is to eliminate plastic, per information from top environmental scientists of our day.  While some cleaner versions and recycled versions of plastic do exist, we need non-plastic items especially for use with microwaves and dishwashers.  Ideally, all our pantry storage containers would be converted from plastic to glass.  As we find more value-priced, bulk-bin staples that eliminate packaging waste, those clear storage containers really come in handy. Continue reading

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Clean Couponing Twitter Party Set for January 16

Do you love stretching a dollar and getting the best quality for your family at the same time?  Are you concerned about ingredients in everything from breakfast cereal to cleaning supplies?  You’re not alone.   Do you enjoy sharing tips and winning free prizes?

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Join us Thursday night, January 16th from 9 to 10 pm eastern for our first Clean Couponing Twitter party.    We’ll be discussing fresh starts for the new year, getting organized and tips for finding the best deals on better products.  Just follow @CleanCouponing and @FlourSackMama on Twitter, as well as moderator @Organic_PR so you won’t miss a thing.  Use hashtag #CleanCouponing to tell your friends about the party, too.  We look forward to connecting and chatting about #CleanCouponing!

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Make a Fresh Start by Cleaning Your Pantry

Is your kitchen ready for a fresh start in the new year?  The perfect place to start is your pantry.  Since clean couponing means being frugal with more than money, we know you’re being budget conscious and stocking your pantry this year with the best of everything for the year.

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This is not one of those unrealistic articles telling you to throw out everything and start over.  Our family pantry is far from perfect.  I often buy the best quality foods possible, while my husband is still a sucker for the lowest price, regardless of quality.  So, tidying up the pantry means leaving a little of this and little of that, including not wasting the items he purchased. Continue reading