How Do You Organize Your Coupons?
So, how do you organize your coupons? Are you new to couponing, or maybe you’re wanting to develop a better system for doing it? We can help you whip your coupon organizing skills into shape! We’ve all been there with our stashed coupons all over our home, in our purse, or left in the kitchen junk drawer waiting to be clipped. Do you ever find yourself trying to match up your coupons to sale papers while surrounded by a pile of coupons, newspapers, and circulars that are in no particular order? One way to ensure that you use coupons is to get your organizational groove on! There is nothing worse than getting home to see that you forgot to use that coupon! Or taking them with you only to find out they are mostly all expired! If you can’t find them when you need them or they are expired when you finally see them, they are of absolutely no value to you!
My mission over the next few weeks will be to provide a few short projects/ideas to help us all whip our coupons back into order. I say “brief” because I don’t want any newbies to feel overwhelmed, a feeling I remember all too well when I started 25+ years ago.
Be Sure to enter the Giveaway at the bottom of this post!
Coupon Organizing Methods:
There are as many different coupon organizing methods as there are types of coupon shoppers. Your job is to determine what type of coupon shopper you are. The system I use makes me feel organized and in control. However, whats right for me may feel awful to you. And sometimes it’s a trail and error thing. Try it, see if it works. If it does, great! However, if it feels too small or just isn’t what you want, move onto another method. Let me lay it out for you:
For the occasional coupon user or someone new to couponing, this is a perfect way to start. This was my first method of organizing coupons. You can purchase these at the Dollar stores, however, the ones there usually do not have labels on the tabs, so you will want to add your own. For a few extra dollars, you can purchase one online or at a larger office supply store, which will have tab dividers! The Coupon Wallet [Link To Product] is also great as a handy “Store-it” Method, which we will cover a little later.
Coupon Accordion File:
This is a system for whole coupon inserts! I’ve personally never been a big fan of this method. I did try it briefly, but it didn’t “fit” me and I went
to the coupon box instead.
The coupon box was my second real coupon organizing method I used this system for over two years, and it served me well! The coupon box is for the more serious coupon shopper. I can tell you from experience that you want one with a LOCKING LID! Imagin what happens when the box is sitting in your back seat, and you have to hit your brakes suddenly… weeks and weeks worth of work all over your floorboards!
I eventually moved up to the next level when my coupon box became two coupon boxes!
Once you get more into couponing, you may have too many coupons to fit into a small coupon wallet or even in a coupon box. The coupon binder is when you’re ready to move up to the coupon binder. (my favorite by the way)
You want to make sure the binder you choose is heavy duty, has a handle and possibly a strap for carrying and is zippered. I highly recommend “CASE-IT” binders. I have had my current case binder going on ten years! Yes, they last!!
Think about each of the coupon organizing methods I have outlined and decide which one you think you may want to use. We will be talking about each one in more detail along with where to get your coupons, how and when to cut and clip your coupons and a few other helpful tips and resources as we go along. In the meantime, be sure to enter to win a “Coupon Binder System” in the app below! By the time we have finished this Coupon Organizing series one lucky person will get there very own Coupon Binder System free! (including shipping!) Valid in the US & Canada only! You can view our giveaway complete rules on our “Rules of the Game” page.
The end date has been changed from 2/23/2018 to 3/7/2018.
Sorry folk! I got my dates turned around! It’s fixed now.
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So, How do you organize your coupons? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you.