If saving money is on your Resolutions list then you may be thinking of getting into couponing but from the outside looking in…it’s pretty overwhelming. Hopefully I can make it a little simpler for you to digest and you’ll be saving money in no time.
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One of the questions I am most often asked is: Where do I start? or How do I get started?
Well here’s the answer…
For starters, I suggest figuring out how you are going to organize your coupons. Whether you’re going to use an envelope, an accordion file folder, a coupon organizer or the full on binder system…you will not be able to get a handle of your coupons if you don’t keep them organized.
You can get started for under $15. Many of the items you should already have on hand:
- 3 ring binder – zippered is best, but start with what you have
- baseball card holders – $5 a pack at Walmart/Target in the trading card section
- dividers and tabs
Do you have more questions about couponing? Check out these posts:
Couponing 101 – Clipping & Sorting
Couponing 101 – Let’s Get Started
great Erin! that's exactly why I posted it!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
I've got to admit that couponing (and organizing for it!) sounds completely daunting to me, but you've broken it down in an understandable way. Thanks for sharing! Definitely gonna use some of these tips!
thanks! I hope you come back soon 🙂 I have friends asking me all the time how to get started and stick with couponing, it's much easier just to refer them to these posts!
meal planning is something I've tried and struggled with so it's definitely something I want to get a handle of this year 🙂
Bookmarking this as I've wanted to get into couponing. I don't have to be on the level as those on TV who have crazy stock piles but I would like to save what little money I do have.
Heather Brown says
Aria-I've done the coupon game for a long time and love it. I have recently started just planning my meals around what's on sale to save time since my printer is on the fritz but this makes me want to get back into it. 🙂
Heather @ http://www.mylifewellloved.com