- Cut every coupon out and organize it in categories such as dairy, personal care, meat, etc. You can buy accordion style 4x6 folders for this. The plus of this is that you can get into a habit of cutting coupons every week and when you're ready to use them, they are already cut out.
- Separate each sheet of the coupon inserts and place them in sheet protectors in a three ring binder….place them alphabetically by product. This allows for page length pages to turn. The plus is the add is easier to see but the negative is that you'll have to cut the coupon out right when you are ready to use it. (Or when you sit down and match coupons to the weekly ad.)
- Buy a 3-ring binder and fill it with baseball card protector sheets. Each little square section a baseball card would normally go in is where you put the coupons. You can use tab dividers to organize by category.
- What I do as of now: I keep the coupon inserts intact and write the date on the outside of them. That way when a website refers to where to find a coupon (IE: in the Smart Source from 7/18), then I go to that particular insert and only cut out what I know I need.
Here's a photo to encourage you:
I hope these tips have been helpful and will encourage you to get your pantry stocked in a budget friendly manner. Happy couponing!
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