I'm trying to be better about using coupons but I couldn't seem to find an efficient way to use them while grocery shopping. I tried using a coupon organizer but it seemed to take me forever to find them. The lid of the plastic organizer would always close as I was looking through it or I could never find what I was looking for. It just seemed to take me longer to grocery shop. I felt very stressed using coupons and I know it isn't supposed to be a stressful thing.
I had to find a better way to organize my coupons so I decided to try using a book ring. I took all my coupons (I don't have a ton) and a punched a hole in the side away from the barcode. Then I put them all on the binder ring. The last thing I did was place an envelope at the very back of all the coupons.
So now when I go grocery shopping all I have to do is flip through the ring for the coupon I want to use, pull it off the ring and place it in the envelop. Then when I get to the register, I can take out the coupons in the envelop and hand them to the cashier.
My coupons before (with the binder clips):
My coupons after:
I hope this helps make coupon using easier for me. How do you keep your coupons organized? Do you use the big plastic coupon organizer envelopes? If so, how do you like it?