Savvy women have a knack for making a $25 purchase look like a million bucks! The secret to that is COUPON. Coupons are everywhere – stores, mail, and the internet. It might take a little time to get organized and accustomed to using them though. But with a little bit of time and effort, you can save a lot on your weekly groceries and other purchases. Here is the first step on to the coupon path — creating a place to put your coupons.
- Date: Organizing your coupons by date can help you spend less time clipping your coupons when you first gather them. Materials: sheet protectors, 4-5 inch binders, dividers, scissors, three-ring pencil holder (to hold your scissors and pens). Make sure you have separated, sorted, and stapled your coupons together by date. Next place them in sheet protectors and file them into your binder with the most recent ones in the back. Then use tab dividers to separate each week and label the dividers with dates. Place the pencil holder at the beginning of the binder along with your scissors, so you can clip the coupons out when you need them.
- Category: Organizing your coupons by category can help you spend less time in store because you know what you need from each aisle and which coupon you will use. Clip through all of your coupons you have and then organize them by categories: produce, canned goods, frozen entrees, etc.
There are a lot of ways to organize your coupons, and these are just to get you started. It might seem like a lot of work, but truly it’s worth it. With a little bit of time spent clipping coupons, you can save a lot for your whole family. Decide which coupon organizing method works for you, start gathering coupons, and you’re ready to begin your coupon journey! If you find any other method of couponing that works for you, feel free to share it with me.
If you’re looking for online coupons, check out my blog post Coupons Can Be Worth It for places to find them.