I have to admit while I was sitting through it, two days for a couple hours each day, I began to question what I was being taught compared to what I already knew. Pretty basic stuff. But it was an opportunity to educate myself and I took it all in, reaffirming mostly and taking in a few bits and pieces as well. (As an example, I had no idea you could use a manufacturer coupon and a BJ's coupon on the same item ... two coupons for one item; TOO cool!)
But then yesterday a package came in the mail. I love mail (well not the bill kind of mail). But I most certainly love an unexpected package. What was in the package though made my heart skip a beat. I love being organized. But it takes time. The more I fall out of organization, with the excuse of a lack of time, the worse things get and the more time I spend trying to find what I need NOW. It's an awful cycle. Coupons clearly fall into this area.
I don't have time to keep coupons organized. I
Enter this beautiful bag and coupon holder from The Couponizer. This was a beautiful gift for registering and attending for the seminar on both days. It made every moment of it worth it.
Coupon holder, bag and a few coupons from the Commissary Shopper (plus a stuffed puppy, Shep, that my 19 month already claimed as his and therefore did not make the photo-shoot.)
The contents of my coupon drawer dumped on the kitchen counter. (Yep, that is a mess!)
Coupons organized using the very handy coupon stacker. I put each coupon on the labeled rectangle and secured with a paperclip.
After the coupons are sorted by category I put each group of coupons in their appropriate page's pocket. I sorted them by expiration date within each pocket so that I could easily remove the ones I don't use after they are expired. We'll see if that sticks, because I could see sorting them by product as being efficient as well.
Here is my couponizer filled and itching to go on my next shopping trip.
Being organized is such a blessing! Having a system makes it possible. Thanks to all the folks that made this webinar possible. This army-wife is empowered.
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com