Something I like about couponing is that everyone seems to put their own spin on it. You can take a simple coupon and use it several different ways with several different outcomes. Going along with that are the variety of ways you can organize your coupons. I like organization. I need organization! So with that in mind, I've already re-organized my coupons several times over the years. MoneySavingMom keeps hers in a box. KrazyCouponLady is crazy! LOL! Check out her binder method here. I can't imagine lugging that thing around!
So, on to my method. I carry ALL of my coupons with me when I shop, so I need something portable. I also don't like the idea of spending a lot of money on my coupon-organizing method, so this is what I've come up with. I have a small tote in which I carry my 3 coupon organizers, wallet, calculator, cell phone & water bottle.
I have the organizers categorized in sections, essentially- dry food, non-dry food and toiletries. I like to clip and organize because in doing so, I find I almost memorize what coupons I have. Really! I find it saves time at the store because I know exactly what I'm looking for.
Oh, and look how official I am! These are my business cards! Having a graphic designer as a father-in-law sure is helpful. I've given out a few cards in the store- yes, it feels a little weird, but it's also fun too!
How do you organize your coupons? What method works well for you?