I am excited to be joining some other bloggers on what I will call an excursion. We are heading back to some basics. These are things we all know about, but throughout the year, forget or neglect. Hopefully our posts will help you get back to feeling good about yourself. In couponing. Eating. Budgeting. Taking Care of Yourself. And more. Every Tuesday in January, we will be featuring a topic that can help you feel renewed!
Renew Your Coupon Organization
Come on, admit it. If you have been couponing very long, coupon organization starts to feel like an oxymoron. You have coupons on the table, in your purse, in your car, and who knows where else. I have been there, and unless you are an organization queen, I bet you have too.
Ask yourself, “Is my current method of coupon organization working for me?”
I did the coupon binder thing. It did not work for me. I spent too much time trying to stay organized and never quite succeeding. I have tried lots of ways and have finally landed on filing by insert. HOW you organize your coupons does not matter. IF they are organized is what matters.
My coupons get tucked away still in the insert. I clip them when I see them on my grocery list.
Filing by insert is not for everyone. My stores don’t have a ton of unadvertised deals, so I don’t miss out on unadvertised sales. Also, when you file by insert, you still have to have a place to put those clipped coupons, catalinas, and printable coupons. My file is sometimes thin and sometimes overflowing!
If your current method is working for you, weed out the expired coupons. A ton of coupons expired on December 31st. Put all the leftover coupons in their place and breathe a sigh of relief.
If your current method is not working, research some other methods like a coupon binder, box, paper file, baggies, and inserts.
Remember, it is your time and money. You will save both if you have a good method for your own organization!
Need some additional encouragement this week? Please check out the following articles by some wonderful bloggers.
- Kansas City Mamas with the Family Budget
- Maven of Savin’ with SELF-ESTEEM: What’s your Style
- Give Me Neither with Care for Yourself: Lessons Learned from Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
- Frugal Weight Loss – Stockpiling Moms: A Guide to Frugal Living
How do you organize your coupons? Is it working for you?