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  • Morning Coffee: Why You Shouldn’t Hoard Stuff

    I’m a big fan of decluttering, so I could never be called a pack rat. However, back when we were looking to buy a house, we toured one house that was packed to the gills with stuff. It made the house thoroughly unappealing, but even worse, it was a danger. A Long Beach couple died yesterday when firefighters couldn’t get to them because of all the stuff blocking their path. It’s so sad, and all for some things that probably didn’t have much value at all.

    If you’ve been thinking of getting an iPod, check out Amazon’s End-of-Life iPod Blowout Sale.Older generations of iPods, including the second-generation iPod touch, the fourth-generation iPod nano, and the third-generation iPod shuffle, are up to 30% off. That means you can get a 4GB Nano for less than $60 – until we got a new generation Nano with the built-in speaker, we used our 4GB Nano as a video player in the car (iTunes has lots of kid’s shows, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars). Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!

    Here are some Walgreens scenarios that would be great if you have a few Register Rewards and a decent number of coupons. It’s a lot of stuff for not much out of pocket.

    Get a printable coupon for $1/1 Kix cereal.

    The Bargain Jargon and Fabulessly Frugal have this week’s Fred Meyer deals.

    Money Saving Mom has been writing a series on lowering your grocery budget, and I think her point that there is no right way to menu plan is right on.

    Centsible Savings has a list of this week’s Staples deals. They’re good, but not as good as the back to school sales last summer.

    Stretching a Buck has this week’s Target deals.

    Moms Need to Know has this week’s Giant deals.

    Here are some current commissary deals if you have access.

    Try Panda Express‘s new Honey Walnut Shrimp for free tomorrow only with this coupon.


    1. my uncle's house burned because he had a stack of old newspapers that fell of a radiator.