Last week I took you all into my dining room where my messy stack of coupons has been lurking for far too long. I began to set a 30 minute timer each day (except the weekend), and my stack is progressively getting smaller. I guess it took me months to get a stack that big, so it is going to take a while to get rid of it…just doing 30 minutes a day.
Anyways, it started a conversation of what is the best way to organize you coupons. I discovered a long time ago that the binder method works for me. I talked about it here, when I first started blogging.
I love my hot pink binder!
You want an example?
Well, ok then…back in high school I discovered a great color of eye shadow, Champagne by Cover Girl.
It was love at first application.
Now, ten years out of high school (yikes…I feel so old) it is still in my make up collection (and no, it isn’t sorely out of style or anything). I have a ton of other eye shadows, but that is still my favorite.
See, once I find something I like, I am sold…never to change my mind.
BUT, my wonderful Aunt Cherie told me about her way of organizing coupons. I have had plenty of time to mull it over during my dreaded clipping time, and I just may be up for the change. She was kind enough to send us some pictures…
All you do is buy one of these plastic containers you see above at a place like Wal-Mart. She said hers was about $8. Then purchase some hanging files and get to work. Date your inserts when you get them (like in the photo below) and put them in the proper months file.
When you need a coupon, just pull out that insert and clip!
It seems like lately I am using less and less coupons, so it may be a time saver for me to switch to this method.
Which method works better for you?
Are you a binder gal or a hanging file kinda gal?