- Throw away any paper/shopping lists that are still floating around in the box.
- Finish cutting out any coupons that I have just laid on the top.
- Go through every envelope to check all the dates of my coupons. I make sure I pull out all expired coupons as well as any that are expiring soon that I know that I need to use. By going through my box once a month it refreshes my memory on what coupons I have on hand.
- Organize the coupons out by category to make them easier to find.
Here is what my coupon box looked like before I got started:
And here it is after I got organized for the month:
If I take the 30-45 minutes to get organized at the beginning of the month I find that I do not spend time looking and digging for coupons, everything is neatly organized and easy to find!!