Monday, August 2, 2010

Budget Boot Camp Challenge #5~ Organizing Coupons

So I got a little ahead of myself in my post last week about coupons.  I talked about organizing them already and really I wasn't even supposed to do that yet.   This week I have photos of my organized coupons.  Prepare yourself it isn't anything amazing I promise.  In fact it is so simple that you might consider joining me in my budget/coupon mission!
I know I built you all up and there you have it.  That's it.  One small pink file folder with coupon booklets in it.  They are organized by month.  I keep up to 5 months at a time.  I don't store it on the chair normally just put it there for the photo.  
This is how I label the individual coupons and then I file them away.  Kayton even helps out....
I am not going to lie sometimes this is how they stay organized for weeks.  But thanks to Budget Boot Camp they only stay here like this for a day or two at the most.
I also use printable coupons; those I just print as I need them I have found that less wasteful!  
Just to report on my progress last week Smiths doubled coupons up to $1.  They NEVER do that here so I was thrilled I made my shopping list and clipped my coupons.  I spent around $70 and saved just over $40 shopping the sales, using coupons, and buying the store brand.  We have also been eating at home much more.  
We did go out for dinner on Saturday night but that was an Anniversary/return to football last celebratory effort.  Well worth it!  

Any questions/comments let me know!  Visit the master minds behind this whole boot camp effort Beth and Clair.  They always have great tips and ideas.
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