I love a bargain and saving money so it comes as no surprise that I would love coupons. Carey recently asked how I organize my coupons. There are many, many, many ways to do this. I just use a simple system really but it works for me since in my small town of two grocery stores we don’t get a lot of coupons unfortunately. I use a simple coupon organizer that I picked up at the dollar store for cheap. Here it is:
My trick to making the coupons always available to use is to keep my coupon organizer in the van. I mentioned this before in my post about organizing my van. As I get coupons in the mail or in the newspaper I’ll clip them and put them on my I’m outta here shelf. Then I grab them as I’m going out the door and put them immediately into the front of my organizer. Anytime I have a few extra minutes, picking up the kids from school for instance, I’ll quickly go through and sort the coupons alphabetically by type (ie: soap, diapers, hair, etc). This is what I find works for me, but another idea if you have a lot of coupons is to sort by expiry date. Keeping the organizer in my van means I can quickly grab it when going into a store and I never have to worry that I forgot it at home.
Professional Organizer, Adriane from NeatLiving, does this as well except instead she uses and highly recommends this great product called Mrs. A’s Grocery Coupon Organizer. This coupon organizer includes patented coupon holder pages that let you see and use multiple grocery coupons at a glance. No more fumbling with coupons one at a time.