I posted this last week, but it appears to have been deleted during all the issues Blogger was having. I apologize if you have already read this one.
Repost: How I Spent My Summer Vacation
May 18, 2011 by 1 Comment
I’ve shared before that part of what makes couponing such a good hobby for me is my obsessive love of organization. After 4 months of couponing, I realized that my current system wasn’t working for me anymore. You can see my post here about how I was organizing my coupons. I liked this system for how easy it is to maintain. But I was frustrated when I would get to the store and find a great sale or clearance on an item I didn’t pre-clip the coupon for.
So I decided to change my system so I can have all my coupons with me when I shop. And I knew the 7 hour car ride to our vacation destination would be a great chance to clip all my coupons. After I had all my coupons clipped, I sorted them into categories.
Choose categories that make sense to you. You can organize by product type, product name, or insert date. I chose to organize by product type and chose categories that I would remember. Someone might wonder why I file canned fruit under “Produce” and not “Canned Goods” or why dishwasher detergent goes under “Household” and not “Cleaning Supplies”. But it works for me and I know where to find everything.
I got this box at Target for $4.99 and the cute flags for $3.49. You could do this without the cute flags but what fun would that be. The envelopes were 5×7 leftovers from our wedding invitations.
The envelopes that are tagged on the left are the products and the tags on the right are for particular stores. I cut open one side of the envelopes so the longer coupons would fit.
A thing of beauty….if I may say so.
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