Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Handy Helpers


To help me organize when I go food or "other" shopping I take 2 helpers with me.


For me, this system works for my coupons. {WARNING: I love couponing but I am not a extreme couponer.} I bought this small black 13 pocket divider. I labeled each by month and in each month I cut some paper to divide it even more. One section is for food coupons, another section is for "Health and Beauty" and the last section I put misc. coupons. I will get the newspaper or print coupons from online. Then I just put them in date order. In the very back I put a pair of scissors and an extra pen.


The little pink 13 pocket divider I put in my car {but I'm going to be adding it to my purse} for my receipts. When I buy somthing I just put it in the right section. At the end of the month I can do my budgeting. I've been doing this for a couple of years so this year I'm going to try to put a budgeted amount of money in certain pockets and when that money's gone I know we are done spending money in that category. I think it will be easier to not over spend! I really do love this little pocket helper because if I have to return anything I know right where the receipt is.
FYI my dividers are labeled as: Post Office, Movies/Meals Out, Fuel, Just Food, Food and "Other", Just "Other", Church, Gifts, Kids, Me, Business, Punch cards, Misc.

I hope you have a system that works for you to keep all coupons/receipts in order. If not try my idea! Pin It

6 comments:

  1. Heather,
    What a great Idea like many others you have!! Now I know where to put my receipts then our glove box in Car. So well done!!

    Hope I'am doing these comments right

    Christine

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  2. Love the idea for the receipts. I have to try that!

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  3. Thank you ladies. Good luck in keeping those receipts in YOUR handy helper.

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  4. I love this idea...I have the pink little filer too, but I don't have a system that really works yet, looks like I have something to try now! Thanks so much!

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  5. I'm nearing the end of writing a series on coupon organization and would love to include pictures and a link of your system... are you OK with that!? :)

    Here is my first post (links are at the end for the other posts in the series). Thanks!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

    http://www.fabulesslyfrugal.com/2010/01/coupon-organization-making-it-work-for.html

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  6. thank you Cathy for posting and linking here to share this idea!

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