I have tried everything, from the coupon organizer that you can pick up in Dollar Bins or at the $1.00 store (accordian looking holder), to envelopes in my pocketbook, to ziplocs in my car, to a binder, to my ever so faithful shoe box container. This seems to work well for me, though it is quite big. The one good thing is that it fits perfectly into the "kid" seat in a shopping cart to make it easier to go through. I do get A LOT of people staring when I am in the isle looking through it for coupons though (it is quite amusing.
I think I am unlike any other shopper in that when I go to a store, I know somewhat what I am going to get, but I have to go up and down every single isle to see if there are any "clearance" items, and if so, since I always have my handy dandy shoe box with me, more times than none I will have a coupon. My husband is always asking why it takes me hours to go shopping? However, when he sees everything I get, he understands.
Except lately I have been slacking and finally I was on a mission. My organization couponing skills have seem to come to a hault.
My husband praising my coupons (tee hee hee).
Yup, I had to cut through all of these coupons and trust me, there were stacks under the stacks...
All cut and ready to put into my shoe box.
My handy dandy shoe box.
This box is my life. It has all sorts of savings in there, from grocery store items to Bed, Bath & Beyond, to Children's Place, to you name it, it is in there. The shoe box is organized by small envelopes with index cards taped in the envelopes and labeled, i.e., Baby Items, Grated Cheese, Bread Crumbs, Yogurt, Razors, etc., which makes shopping much easier for me. I just need to find the tab and pull out the coupon.
I love my organizer. What type of organization system do you use??? I can't wait to hear.