How to Organize Your Coupons
Knowing how to organize your coupons is key to being a successful couponer. You can’t save money on your groceries if your coupons are not easy to get to when you need them.
Over the years, I have changed my methods of organization from an envelope to a box to using the coupon binder. In fact, if you are interested in that method. I still have an old video up on YouTube showing you how to organize your coupons for a big coupon binder.
You can view them here and here. Warning these videos were done 5 years ago and technology, experience and organization methods have changed a great deal since then however, the basic concept is the same.
These days, I have found the best way is the “Whole Insert File Method”.
The Whole Insert File Method allows you to file whole inserts by the date of the Sunday the insert came out. This method is so much easier and with sites such as Living Rich With Coupons that offer store coupon match ups for so many different stores, this method works hand in hand. Our match ups and coupon database show exactly which insert the coupons are located in. So, all you have to do is grab that week’s inserts and clip the coupons you need as you need them.
We recommend filing up to 3 months of inserts!
Check out exactly how I file my inserts here :
- Take the last insert file and use that to put the new inserts into your file system.
- Label each individual insert with the date on the binding (Sunday the Insert Came Out)