Here are a few ideas for you to use for your coupon categories. They will give you some idea of what to use to sort and organize your coupons to make them easier to find.
Also, try to put the categories in the same order that your store has them (by aisle). That makes it quicker to find the items you need!
Sauces and Soups
Health and Beauty
Adjust this list to fit your personal needs and to make it more specific or less, as you prefer!
If you have collected a lot of coupons and are using photo albums, a shoe box etc., then sorting in some main categories can really help.
I have three photo albums that I have labeled “Food”, “Health and Beauty” and “Household”. Under each, I have subcategories, according to how my stores are laid out.
Health and Beauty has subcategories such as “Hair”, “Makeup”, “Toothpaste, Dental” , “Pain Relievers”, “Feminine Products”, etc.
Food has subcategories “Meats”, “Dairy” ,“Frozen”, “Snacks”, “Beverages”, etc.
Household subcategories are “Laundry”, “Paper Goods”, “Dish”, “Cleaners”, and a “Misc.” for all those catchall items like batteries, bic lighters, canning supplies, etc.
Taking the time to plan, sort and organize your coupons will help you save time when you are at the store. Not to mention lower your stress over finding “that coupon you KNOW you have”, or missing out on a deal altogether, just because you couldn’t find the coupon.