Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Step #3: How Do I Keep Track of All These Clipped Coupons? (Part 2)

Once you've decided on the method you will use to organize your coupons, you need to decide what you are going to store them in.  Again, the choices vary considerably in size, portability and price, but ask yourself the following:
  • Do you want to bring your coupons around with you?  If so, a zippered binder, small accordion organizer or series of envelopes might be the best option. 
  • Do you plan to leave most of your coupons at home and only take the ones you plan to use?  If so, you can use a shoe box with index card dividers, or file folders in a file cabinet (this method works well for those people who don't clip any coupons until they plan to use them.) 
For many years I used a small accordion coupon organizer but I often was unable to find the coupons I needed when I was in the store.  To add to the problem, I didn't really know which coupons I had, and didn't prepare ahead of time for my shopping trip, but that is a topic for another day. 

I have recently changed to a zippered binder that my son had left over from school that was still in decent shape.  It's wonderful and works perfectly for my needs.

2 comments:

  1. where can I get this exact accordion from???

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  2. I also collect inserts from friends and family that are given to me during the week. By the time I'm ready to cut my coupons out I have about 4 inserts of Smart Source, Red Plum and a few others. Nairabargain

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