https://professional-organizer.com/WordPress/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logo.png 0 0 Ellen https://professional-organizer.com/WordPress/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logo.png Ellen2009-07-15 06:54:142011-10-24 07:43:56Coupons
With our economy, coupons are an important way to make the most of your budget. Organizing your coupons can take a few extra minutes, but the reward is incredible. My clients feel very empowered by using coupons and it is their way of making their budgets really work for them.
An easy ways to start couponing is to check out the local sites of your grocery stores. These sites have online digital coupons for you to use. You can easily load these onto your existing store card or print coupons to bring with you. Choose coupons for items you use regularly from the store you shop at regularly. A major bonus (like hitting the lottery!) is to pair a coupon with a product already on sale. Stores like CVS and Walgreens offer bonus bucks and coupons can be used with them.
Keep coupons where you can use them most. A small accordion file in your car can keep store coupons, like Bed Bath and Beyond or Chilis. These can be categorized by your personal categories, such as food, clothes, etc. or by expiration date, or whatever works for you. Clipping the weekly coupons from the Sunday Paper starts in your living room with clipping, then attaching to your grocery list, and then bringing these to the car. Decide on a routine that works for you. Most important is to keep what you use and to use it before it expires.
Smead provided me with this Tag Along Organizer, perfect for keeping your coupons organized! It has 5 pockets, easily labeled for grocery aisles. It is small enough to fit in your purse!
Here are a few more online ways to get great coupons! My thanks to client Pam and her niece Stacy for sharing these with me!