So you've started clipping coupons but now what? How do you keep them orgainzed so you can easily find them and use them to get the good grocery deals?
I've had many people ask me how I organize my coupons. There is really not one absolute best way. You may find that you need to try out a few different organizational systems to find what works the best for you.
I have used the Binder Method since I started couponing. At times (like right now) I get far behind in my clipping and filing and I get easily frustrated at having to play catch up. But when I stay up-to-date on that process I really like this way of organizing. I like being able to see exactly which coupons I have, expiration dates, etc. Personally, I do not like to carry this big binder into the store when shopping. I prefer to pull the coupons I plan to use and carry them in a small coupon expandable carrier I found in the Dollar Spot at Target.
photo from Coupon Magic Organizer
Crystal at Money Saving Mom had a good post today about Finding a Coupon Organizational System Which Works For You. She offers some good tips, plus she goes through 3 popular ways to organize your coupons...The Binder, The Whole Insert, and The Box. Click on her links for additional info.
For those of you who are new to the whole coupon world, I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
I'd love to know what system works for you...please share!