My latest grocery shop was a huge success and I saved 50% on my groceries and I didn't purchase anything I didn't need! Best part is it was so easy so I thought why not share it with all of you. I haven't been actively couponing for very long so I'm not an extreme couponer by any means but I do manage to save a decent amount of money.
To get started is easy, at first I used what I call an envelope system and divided by coupons into categories: food, personal and pharmacy, baby and kids, household (toilet paper, paper towel, cleaning supplies), mail in rebates, and other. As I collected the coupons I would throw them in the corresponding envelope, this got a little overwhelming because I was always combing through a huge stack of coupons to get to what I wanted. So my new system is this:
I went to dollarama and bought sports card holders ($1/pk of 6), and plastic sleeve ($1/pk of 2), I had the scissors and envelopes so pretty inexpensive to get organized. From there I just started putting “like” coupons together. The coupons that wouldn't fit in the holders I put into corresponding envelopes.
Hope that helps you get started on organizing everything!