You ever read those blog posts that are just lists full of AMAZING ideas?
I'm sure you know which ones I'm talking about:
57 Ways to Save Money!
23 Ways to Save Money at Disneyland!
46 Great Ideas to Make Road Trips Easier!
103 Ways to Make Moving a Snap!
400 Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them!
I always click on them, thinking, "Yes! I so need to know this!"
So, I read. And I read. And I read. And I think, "Huh. I already do all of this."
Admittedly, my budget has been super-small since we are nearing the end of grad-school days. You want to know the best way to Not Spend Money? Have No Money. It's pretty easy. So, maybe my perspective on budgeting is a little skewed.
But what about the other stuff?
For instance, I saw a blog post all about How to Make Road Tripping with Kids Easy. Since I am going to be driving 39 hours across the country with my three little ones in a few weeks, I thought this sounded like a good use of my time. Her tips? Have a portable device for them to watch movies. Have snacks on hand, preferably in a box or cooler. Stop every once in awhile to let them run around, maybe at a playplace or a playground.
Well. Gee. When you put it that way...
IT'S THE MOST OBVIOUS STUFF IN THE WHOLE WORLD.
I don't mean to be all superior and obnoxious and stuff... (hey, stop laughing!) but, isn't this really common sense?
I'm really not sure if I'm brilliant to already be doing this stuff (doubtful) or if the bloggers in question are just putting numbers in front of a bunch of stuff that is common knowledge (likely, and lame).
Seen any good tips lately?