Over the last year or so, I have tried several ways of keeping track of my coupons so I can quickly go through the ads of the stores I shop at and get a list together without having to search endlessly for "that one coupon."
I finally found a way that I think will work great. I wish I could take complete credit for this idea, but I am sure I am not the first to come up with it. I thought of it because this is what I did with all my handwritten recipes...
I took an old photo album and put my clipped coupons in the slots. If I have multiples of one particular brand, I put them all together, closest expiration date first. I have them sort of categorized...breakfast foods, dinners, cleaning supplies, etc, but not too crazy as far as that goes.
This way, all I have to do is flip through the pages and can clearly see each coupon I have! I think this will be a huge time saver.
Update: I used this "system" for the first time today while getting my grocery list together and it was SO easy! If you are looking for a way to keep track of things like this, it is definitely worth trying. It took me less than 5 minutes to get it all together...normally about 15 or more depending on the extent of my list.