Friday, June 24, 2011

The File Folder

This was my first method of storing my coupons and in fact I think I might combine it again with my binder method (which I will post about next week...promise :) Anywho, you can pick these plastic file folders up just about anywhere. You can use small ones if you want to clip the coupons or you could even use a larger one to store whole inserts. If you store by insert, dating the sections (Last week, two weeks ago, etc) would be best. If you store by category you could use ones like these:
Once again, it all really depends on what works best for you. Obviously, if you don't have a child in diapers, you probably wouldn't have a diaper section. I don't do as much couponing for groceries as I do for household items, so my grocery categories aren't as specific. 

The thing I like best about this method is that most small to medium sized file folders will fit in your purse and you can take them anywhere. It's easy to just clip your coupons and stick them in each section. Once my coupons started accumulating, it got harder to find a specific coupon I wanted. If I was in the store with Klaeyton and saw a great deal, it took me quite a while to dig through and find the coupon I thought I had. If you don't plan on finding your own deals and only plan on getting them from websites, so that your shopping trips are pre-planned this method is great to start with. 

Remember if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. You can email me, facebook me or comment here :)

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