Ways To Organize Your Coupons
When you are making the decision of how to organize your coupons you have one big decision to make- to cut or not to cut. Some couponers like myself store all of our coupons in the inserts and don’t cut them until we take them to the store. Others cut their coupons and file them by various methods.
So before we get into those methods we need to decide if you will store by insert or cut.
Step One: There is a very simple test to determine which type of person you are.
Look around you. In YOUR space (not your family’s space but YOUR space) how organized are you? Does the idea of cutting coupons and putting them in an order that organizes them make you excited? Is everything on your desk at a right angle? Would a crooked picture on a wall make you walk across the room to fix it- even if it isn’t your home? Is it easier for you to process information if you can see and touch things? Does the idea of potentially walking by a sale in the store and NOT knowing it’s there make you lay awake at night?
If that is you you need to cut and organize your coupons. You can skip to Step Two.
Do you think cutting coupons sounds incredibly boring? Does the idea of all those little pieces of paper being cut make your head spin? Can you leave your bed unmade and it doesn’t bother you? Is your organizational style more of “organized chaos”? Are you a bit more impulsive and like to do things on a whim?
If that is you, you can feel free to organize by insert. You can skip to Step Four.