We have a lot of new couponers visiting the site. So I thought it might be a good idea to share this post again on How to Organize Your Coupons:
So, if you are new to coupons, you are probably wondering, “How do I organize and store my coupons?”
A few weeks ago, I threw together a video that shows the “Binder Method”. I personally use this method. I love it because if I ever see a deal when I am out shopping, that wasn’t previously mentioned, I can get it then. I hate not having my coupons with me because then I have to go home and get the coupon and go back to the store. If you have kids, one shopping trip is enough for me as I’m sure it is for you too!
Another way to store your coupons is the “File Cabinet Method.” If you are one of those people who want to do as little cutting as possible, or just want the least amount of hassle, this is the way for you!
Whenever you get the coupon inserts from the Sunday Paper, just write in Black Marker the date of the Sunday paper you got it from. Then, store them away in a file folder, cabinet or something similar. Then, when I post the deals, I ALWAYS give you a date. So, if I say “Use the $1.00/1 coupon from the 12/3 SS”, you know that you can go to your 12/3 Smart Source Insert and cut out just the coupon you need. It is a time saver! The only negative to this method is that you don’t always have your coupons on you when you are at the store. So, if you happen to find something on clearance, you won’t have your coupons to grab the deal.
Either way has been proven to work quite nicely. You just need to see which method works for you! Good Luck! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on my Facebook Page or the website!