Creating Good Habits: Keeping Coupons Clipped and Organized

Since blogging about things helps keep me held accountable, I’m trying to add a new task each week that I’d like to work on. Last week, I started up my weekly menu planning again. I’ll continue with that one but here’s my new one to add for this week…

While I can share so many fabulous deals and coupons with you each week, a lot of them do require coupons that come from the Sunday paper inserts. But, if the coupons aren’t clipped–or organized–it’s rather impossible to grab those great deals.

Overall, clipping coupons really doesn’t take up a lot of time. Especially if you are just focusing solely on the ones that you think that you’ll use, and possibly adding in those that typically get you some freebies or great donations, such as the ones for toothbrushes, shampoos, etc.

The key to great couponing, is to have some sort of system for keeping them all organized. I’ve tried them all but I keep coming back to clipping just the ones I need and passing the rest onto someone else that might find them useful. But for some odd reason, finding that 15-20 minutes each week to clip and organize them can seem like the most daunting task.

So the good habit that I’m going to add to focus on is to keep those coupons clipped. My goal is to set aside 20 minutes each Sunday and clip them and get them into my organizer. Since Sunday evenings are typically my time to catch up on a TV show on the DVR from earlier in the week, I’m going to force myself to not watch anything until this task is done.

So I’m wondering, how do you all go about organizing your coupons and finding the time to keep them all managed and ready to grab those hot sales? I’m hoping that some of you will join me in catching up on coupon clipping and keep them organized going forward. Love to hear your progress!