There are several ways to organize coupons these days to help you take advantage of all the money saving sites online (like mine!). Here are some different ways to do this, find a way that works for you!
First, you can do it the old fashion way...clip the coupons and throw them all in a box. When you go shopping, dig through the box for what you want and off you go! While this may seem funny, this was how I used to do it! I don't have time for that anymore so I adopted other methods.
Like the accordian file shown above. This works in more ways than one. You can save all the inserts and file them by date, or clip the coupons and organize them by product or category. The insert method will save you the most time.
The above method utilizes a binder with photo sleeves used as holders for clipped coupons. This is great for those that want to bring your binder to the store with you in case you see a deal that wasn't advertised and know you have a coupon for it. Most people have this organized by product category, but you could clip the coupons and separate them by insert date so you can use match-ups but still have all your coupons at your fingertips.
Next is the method I prefer. This involves no time clipping when you get the coupons. You write the date on the front of the insert, then put the whole insert into a plastic sleeve (like for reports). They can then be separated by tabs with Proctor & Gamble, Red Plum and Smart Source. Then, you can do the same with your printables. I separate mine by store or category, depending on how many are on a page. For loose coupons you can add a section of the photo sleeve holders to organize those.
For those Uber Couponers, the above system is the great! If you get multiple copies of the newspaper (more than 2)..this is the way to organize them. Write the date on each insert, and then date each cubby hole. keep one or two of the cubbies for loose coupons.
There are other ways as well to organize your coupons, these just happen to be the most popular methods. How do you do it? Comment below!