Now that you’re taking advantage of the Top 10 Ways to Get More Coupons, you’ll need to find a way to stay organized!! For lots of couponers, this is one of the most essential parts to their extreme super powers. No matter what system or method you decide to use, the goal is to keep be able to locate and use your coupons easily, store them appropriately, and keep them current.
You’ll not only need a physical system or plan to organize or file your coupons, but it might also be helpful for you to create a weekly schedule for yourself so that you’re always on top of the clipping, filing, and purging process. I have found that it is easiest for me to do this on Mondays. I store all of the coupons that I receive in the mail, newspaper, from friends & family, and ones I print off of the internet in a file folder on my desk and then empty it out each Monday; clipping and filing my coupons accordingly. As I’m doing this process, I also throw out expired coupons. This way, I’m never (in theory) overwhelmed by the stacks and stacks of coupons that I acquire.
Finding a coupon organizational system that works best for you might take a little soul searching and probably a bit of trial and error. Here are a few options that might help you get on the right track –
These are just a few of the most popular and universal methods used today by extreme couponers. If you have another method that you’ve tried and had success with, keep using it – and tell us about it in the comments so we can keep the conversation going!!
Next Thursday, we’ll talk about “coupon matching” and common couponing abbreviations. So come back in a week as we continue on our path to extreme couponing!!
Are you just getting started? Be sure to read our past Extreme Couponing posts …
I made $.25 at Walmart tonight so couponing is possible at Walmart! I live in Walmart country, (Rogers, AR, home of Store #1) so there are not very many other stores in the area. We do have a target and walgreens though.
I have been getting into couponing and I am learning alot. Ii love saving money!!!