How many times have we all:
a) lost or dropped on the grocery store floor a high-value coupon
b) lost an envelope filled with coupons (yup, my “paper towels” envelope! Luckily it was turned in at the Customer Service desk :–) c) searched for a coupon at checkout which made its way to the bottom of the purse!
d) forgot coupons at home and realized it at the store
e) all of the above
I was tired of doing “e”–all of the above. So are other TFF readers and workshop attendees I’ve spoken with. A coupon binder at the store doesn’t work for me; I don’t like those coupon organizers. I take a highly edited shopping list with a small envelope of coupons. But…everything tends to slip out of the cart as I shop. Call me butterfingers. I kept thinking …if only there was a clip for coupons hanging on the grocery cart so I wouldn’t lose the darn things as I shopped.
So, I decided to create a DIY solution. I searched for a couple of months (seriously) for a mini-clipboard. Couldn’t find one till the other day at Target where I spotted a ton of them in the $1 section. I bought one and immediately put it to use at ShopRite. Didn’t lose a thing (for once, nothing flew or slipped out of the grocery cart!), I felt organized, the clipboard fits in my purse, and I just love it.
Other suggestions for readers are very welcome! Leave them in comments below.