Week 7 on the 52 Week Organization is:
Now... I used to be really, really good with coupons... Not sure what happened and why I fell "out of love" with them. This is how I used to organize my coupons:
So what do I do now... Well... (shifting her weight and looking at the ground)... I haven't used them in a long while... I know, I know... WHAT!!!
Ok so since I've started this 52 week organization I've gotten organized and started meal planning and what not and it has given me the opportunity to get back into couponing... (speaking of meal planning, that is week 8 so stay tuned!)
Now what I had been doing was collecting the inserts and searching a few days before I go shopping for coupons that I will need for that week or the following week's shopping lists.... (What, you have 2 weeks of shopping planned out in advance you say? Well stay tuned again for next week!)
So this method I've had is this...
So I had to think of another way to organize my coupons... How was I going to do this? I really didn't want to go back to my binder. I am only vowing to save coupons I use now. I don't want the mess! So after much searching (soul and pinterest) I found this idea:
Here is what I did:
I think this way will get me to use coupons better. Even though I just now am organizing them I am happy to report since I've started using them again I have saved up to $25+ every week on my grocery bills!
Oh, also, don't forget to check your stores websites for coupons! I know our local store uses Spartan brand and they have their own website for coupons. Also, Meijers has mPerks. I use that a lot too! The best part of that program is you can stack those coupons with manufacturer coupons!
So I hope I at least inspired you to think about using coupons if you haven't or don't. If you do use coupons and you just weren't sure of a way to organize them hopefully this helped a you too!