Organization

Many of you have asked about our tabs for the Coupon Makeover Notebook.

We talk about different options for organization in our coupon class. 

Many extreme couponers boast about their huge coupon binders and rarely relate how many hours it takes to maintain this 8 pound baby they carry wherever they go.

I recommend that you either file your coupons "by date" in a filing system like an accordian file or filing cabinet, or another option that I prefer is to clip your favorites and file the rest "by date".

This means that I may only be clipping 5-10 coupons per Sunday Newspaper, and not wasting my time clipping loads of coupons that I may not even use.

Here are the Coupon Abbreviations that you may need to remember:

SS = SmartSource
RP = RedPlum
GM = General Mills
PG = Procter & Gamble
AY = All You Magazine
UN = Unilever
KB = Kelloggs/Keebler

But remember - NEVER THROW AWAY A COUPON!

You never know when that item will go on sale and be pennies or FREE!
If you would like to purchase a system, look into Coupon Magic Organizer

This system is AMAZING! It has a price list, instructional book, grocery lists that are color coded to match the 8 tabs provided for organization...the list goes on! I would highly recommend this as an option if you want someone to make it for you and ship it straight to your door. It also comes with a guarantee - can't beat that!

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If you want to make your own, you will need a 3 ring binder, baseball card holders, and sticky tabs to make your categories...

Here is an updated list that you can use - add or delete any items that you would not need.
I choose to set up my Coupon Notebook/Binder by alphabetical categories, others may like by aisle, or alphabetically by product name. Pick what is best for you and your needs.

If you order the Coupon Magic Organizer, it has less categories - but they are color coded to match the shopping list she provides!

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Air Fresheners
Baby
Baking Supplies
Bread
Cakes & Desserts
Candy & Cookies
Canned Foods
Cereal
Chips & Crackers
Cleaners & Household
Condiments
Coffee & Tea
Dairy
Deli
Deodorant
Dish Detergent
Dry Foods
Feminine
Frozen Foods
Fruit
Ice Cream
Jelly & Peanut Butter
Juice
Laundry
Lotion
Makeup
Meat
Medicine
Pancakes, Waffles, & Syrup
Paper Products
Pasta & Rice
Pet Foods
Popcorn
Pudding & Jello
Salad & Dressing
Sauces & Seasonings
Shampoo
Shaving
Soap
Soup
Toiletries
Toothpaste
Vegetables
Wraps


You can also have a beautiful Coupon Clutch to fancy up any old notebook.