My dirty secret… REVEALED!
So, since this site is about me revealing my closet of savings, I think the bad and the ugly should come with the good. So many people are convinced, I have become the “coupon queen” or even a “crazy person” when it comes to savings. I’m no onw special, just someone who wants to cut down their grocery bill. What everyone doesn’t know is my coupons are exploding all over the place! I’ve become so busy with my family, my business, my shopping, and my blogging that organizing and keeping up with my coupon book is becoming a daunting task.
Here are some pictures of my book opened -WARNING -it gets a little crazy!
Above is my book opened… notice how coupons are starting to fall out. Below is a page at the beginning of one of my folders -these all need to be separated into their categories. All my dividers are like this.
Yet, another divider, smothered by my sad disorganized coupons…
As with most disasters, you have to get back up, brush yourself off, and fix it. My solution… changing my organizational methods. I have thought about switching to the box method of organizing for a while now and I feel it is finally time for me to make the move. My friend Mindy uses this method quite successfully. At first, I thought she was crazy but now I am realizing that she knows what she is talking about. Thanks for the idea Mindy!
There are many pros and cons about the box method. The main con is not seeing your coupons so quickly when you are looking for one in the store. Unfortunately, I am already having to deal with this with my binder, since I am so disorganized. The pro, is that once you clip your coupons you can easily file your coupons quickly. Mindy filed hers in literally half the time it took me to file min.
I have found that I simply just can’t keep up with the binder method anymore. As a fast pace Momma to 5, I need a quicker way to organize my coupons!! Check back this week as I attempt to change my methods. I daunting, yet necessary task. I will post pictures!