New organizing method
After years of coupon usage, I have come up with a better way to sort my clipped coupons. The most time consuming part of using coupons is sorting them into categories, well, at least for me! Sitting still for me was the most boring aspect of my “part time job”! I finally had an epiphany, and as you can see in the photo, I could have been using this much sooner. I first had the idea to use a shoe organizer to slip my coupons into each pocket. I labeled each pocket according to the categories in my binder. Now, I can stand while sorting, which is a lifesaver for me, because I have a hard time just sitting! Since, I have two binders, I needed two sorters, but only had one shoe organizer. I remembered, that I had used a word sentence builder back in my teaching days, and I decided to use it for my non-food coupons. I like the word sentence builder more, so I may invest in purchasing another one. But, for now, the two I have will work just fine! After I get the coupons sorted into each pocket, I place them into my binder sections, and it only takes a few moments for each section. It beats sitting in the floor or at my kitchen table, and I don’t have to worry about leaving my coupons laying around. If I want to sort some, and then start dinner, or load the washer, I can! The last time I sorted, I prepared dinner at the same time! Now that’s how I roll!