Since I am off and running again regarding the clipping of the coupons, I decided to dust off my old coupon book. It has paid for itself time and time again. It is the couponizer (say that 3 times fast). Mine is well worn and missing its back cover.
Inside are pockets with categories such as baby items, canned goods, frozen foods, dining out, etc... I figured it paid for itself within it's maiden month.
My only pet peeve was digging through each pocket to make a grocery list. It only took me three years to figure out how to make a list of my current coupons. So, as I stuff them in my couponizer, I also jot them down on my coupon list.
Now is when I let everyone know just how crazy I am. I truly enjoy setting up systems and routines for myself that I know I will never be able to keep up with. I've come to embrace the joy I get from planning and shrug off the feelings of guilt that come with not following through with my own systems. My newest system: tracking the money I save on coupons on my Money program. Since today was my first day tracking, I have a "total savings" of thirty dollars and eleven cents.
Remember to ask me in a couple of months about how my coupon tracking system is going. I'll bet five dollars my answer will be: "My coupon what?"