They laid on the counter and expired because I forgot to take them with me when I went to the grocery store. Sometimes I even have coupons in my purse that I forget to use because they shift to the bottom and get lost in the black hole.
My mission this week is to organize my coupons so that I can keep up with them and use them before they expire. I know that I could buy some kind of coupon organizer, but I decided to look around the house and try to use something I already had.
The first thing I did was to print out an identifier sheet to slip into the first page. I used some pretty colored paper and a large font.
Then I used these stick-on tabs from my desk drawer to divide the book into sections. I kept the headings general and made four sections - Food, Health/Beauty, Laundry, and Stores.
The coupons will slip easily into the pages and expiration dates can be seen clearly.
This little book will now go into my purse, and I think it will be a big improvement over my previous method of using coupons.