I've had a couple of people ask how I keep my coupons organized, so I figured I'd write a post!
Every week, I collect my newspaper coupon inserts and file them away in a filing cabinet by week. Each week has a folder, and about once a month I go through them and discard the expired inserts.
Keeping track of all those loose coupons is pretty easy if you stay diligent about being organized. I keep a larger coupon binder that stays at home, and then I have a smaller personal organizer sized binder that I take to stores.
Every week I make up my lists and find the coupons I'll be using that week, and I move them from the big binder to the small binder. Or I go through my inserts, clip and put those coupons into the smaller organizer. I only clip the ones I'm going to use.
The larger binder is made up of a zippered binder (paid about $2 for it on clearance at Staples), sheets of baseball card holders, a zippered pouch, and dividers.
In the pouch, I keep a calculator and sissors.
I divide each section according to item type (meat, frozen, canned, HBA, Dairy).
There you have it! I spent about $10 total on the binder. A small price to pay for my sanity.