Did you hear that? That was the sound of me falling off the proverbial wagon. A family emergency, an unexpected trip and a busy time at work contributed to this travesty. Yesterday I found myself with 3 weeks worth of unclipped and uncollated coupons. I was quite far behind. It took me several hours, with some help from my kids, to clean out my coupon binder of expireds, and to collate, clip and file so many from the last few weeks.
This is the first time this has happened since I started couponing last year. Believe me, it's easy to get behind. It got so bad, and my coupons were in such disarray, that I actually went to the grocery store WITHOUT my coupons! (gasp, I know) I did manage to finish organizing everything and redeemed myself by going to the food store the next day and saving 60%.
As much as it may seem like a pain in the neck some weeks, please learn from my mistake and keep up with your coupons! I love coupons but I do not want to spend another whole day organizing them!