Do you suffer from Coupon Disorganization?
It can be a serious illness resulting in serious consequences like spending more money at the grocery store and missing deals on items you need.
The main symptom of coupon disorganization is seeing coupons in places they don’t belong. If you find coupons at the bottom of your purse, in your car floor, on your counters, or on your dining room table, seek immediate “treatment” options.
Other Symptoms include:
- Finding 3 month old expired coupons in your binder or coupon caddy.
- Wandering around the store for a second lap while you look for that coupon you know you had.
- Getting this month’s All You magazine, when you haven’t clipped the coupons from last month yet.
- If you file by insert, and your inserts look like the above picture.
- The urge to never see another coupon again. (If you experience this one, call couponors anonymous immediately.)
Like most chronic illnesses, Coupon Disorganization, takes TIME to treat. Not all cases of Coupon Disorganization are alike. You need to find the treatment option that fits you best.
- You must locate all the coupons to treat the root problem. Spend 15 minutes locating all the coupons in your home.
- Now throw all the expired ones away. I am serious. For this disease, please don’t put them in a pile to send overseas. If the disease is this far gone, you need to allow yourself to throw the coupons away just this time.
- Pick up the scissors. Do this step slowly, because your wrist might be out of practice. Clip only the coupons you think you will use, and file the inserts for another time.
- Put the clipped coupons in their proper place. Rest as needed.
It does take some time and energy to recover from Coupon Disorganization. There are times you might have a relapse. Be patient, ask others for help, and remember you can do it!
This post has been brought to you by the woman who has been poked, prodded, sick, tested, and starting healing in the past few months. Although I seem to make fun of chronic illness in this post, chronic illnesses are very serious diseases that are much harder to recover from than coupon disorganization. After looking at my coupons for the first time in a month, I could just see the parallels between my battle with illness and my battle with my coupons. Hope this little story helps you, whether you are suffering with a real chronic illness like me or you are just suffering from major coupon disorganization. All images in this post are from my office today.