How to Organize your Coupons – Week 7, Extreme Couponing for Real Life

I’ll be the first to say that there are number of ways to organize your coupons.  I’ve been through the majority of them over the past few years. I’ve landed on a method that I feel not only maximizes my savings each week but SAVES TIME!  I personally don’t want to spend hours cutting and organizing coupons I”ll never use.  I’ll be honest, I always fell behind and become overwhelmed by the task.  At the same time, I want to have every coupon on hand just in case I need it!

Follow along as I show you how I organize every coupon I possess {including all those lovely Bed, Bath & Beyond paper wonders!} I’ll also show you how I organize the coupons I’ll take along with me on my shopping trip.

Can’t see the video?  Head over here to the Cleverly Simple YouTube Channel!

Don’t throw out your expired coupons!! You can send them my way and I’ll mail them to an overseas Military Base to be used by our families serving there.  Win.  Win.




More Videos in this Series:
Week 1 – Intro
Week 2 – The Stockpile {What is it? How do you build it?}
Week 3 – The Sale Cycle
Week 4 – Savings Money on Milk, Eggs and those other hard to Stockpile items.
Week 5 – The Anatomy of the Coupon
Week 6 – Where to Find the Best Coupons
Week 7 – How to Organize Your Coupons
Week 8 – How to Plan your Grocery Trip {Part 1}
Week 9 – How to Plan Your Grocery Trip {Part 2}
Week 10 – Quick & Money Saving Grocery Trip
Week 11 – Understanding the Store Coupon Policy


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  3. Traci Thompson says

    Wow, that was really simple and easy to follow.. I was an old school coupon clipper and it would take hours to clip and then I would forget them. With your method, I will be able to clip after consulting your coupon database and save.

    • says

      I have never gone back to the clipping method. I probably miss a few clearance items here and there but the savings of time is worth it to me. :) Let me know if you have any questions!

  4. says

    Great video! I’ve been couponing for over a year now, but I picked up a couple more handy tips from your video and I like your organization system.

  5. Debbie says

    Hi, and thank you again for sharing all of this information with us!

    Just wondering what you would consider a “high value” coupon? I’m still learning. lol

    Also, thank you for what you do for our troops, my husband was recently on tour overseas with the Army and it just warms our family’s hearts to know that other people care about him and all the other selfless soldiers that serve out country.

    • lynette says

      Great Question. I typically consider anything over $1 to be a high value coupons. Most come in the form of $1.50 to $6. It’s quite unusual to find a high value printable coupon that is more then that.

      Thanks for your service! My brother is currently deployed. He leaves for Afghanistan next month. I am so proud of him and his wife. I know you know how hard it is – but how thankful we all are for your sacrifice.

  6. says

    Not totally disagreeing, but can you explain how you match these up at the stores. I prefer the “picture recognition” method with the binder. I think having coupons stuck in an accordion style folder would drive me insane. Just curious. Thanks!

    • lynette says

      Hi Lynette! Love your name. 😉 Next week I’m going to be sharing how I match these up to the store deals and create my shopping plan for the grocery store. Hopefully, it will provide clarity. If the binder method works for you, go for it! Alot of people love that method. I personally always fell behind and was overwhelmed which is why I use the expandable file method to cut down on time. Any method is great if you’re using coupons!

  7. says

    Hey Lynette,
    Great series. I am enjoying the little tips and tricks I am picking up. And thanks for taking my coupons and sending them to the troops. Feels like a small thing that I can do.
    Karen G

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