Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Tackle It Tuesday: Coupons

I keep my coupons, circulars and anything like that in a drawer in my dining room. I do have those divided folders for them, but mostly I just throw them in there until I get around to organizing them. I finally got around to them! Step 1: take them out of the drawer. Step 2: Separate food coupons from nonfood coupons. 3: put food coupons in their proper places in my food folder. (I have 3 small ones: food/household/health & beauty. It just makes it easier to find what I want.) Okay, so then I have to separate the coupons I'll keep from the ones I don't want in the latest circulars. Once that's done, I cut them out and separate food and nonfood. But after the food coupons are filed, the nonfoods have to be separated into household and health & beauty. I'm really happy to say all my coupons are in the right place now! As far as weeding out expired ones--I do that while sitting at overly long traffic lights. We have one that lasts almost 2 minutes, and I hate just sitting there, LOL! So I pull out one section of coupons and go through it quickly. Better than stewing about the light never changing.


eph2810 said...

Yikes - you just reminded me of a drawer in my kitchen. It is not pretty. I am glad that you were brave enough to tackle this project.
Thanks for stopping by this morning.

Sandra said...

Yeah I just remembered a drawer in my kitchen that desperately needs to be cleaned out LOL

Good job on getting yours done, I'm sure you feel much better seeing it all organized :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

stacey said...

Sorting through coupons can be a pain in the neck. I'm participating in "Tackle It" also.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

That is a quite an organizing job! I throw coupons in my drawer adn then never get to them and then they expire. Yah - I am not so good at coupons. LOL

I have a drawer in my kitchen that will be one of my projects one week - it is a terrible mess!

So glad you are playing :)

Have fun tackling!

Mom2fur said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I liked reading everyone else's ideas, too!

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

I am with Janice, I throw them in a drawer, then when I get around opening that draw again, there all expired!

Great job on orginzing the drawer and for actually USING coupons! :D

blogsurfer said...

What are you looking for today?