There are some really important tools of the trade that you’ll want to buy (preferably on sale!) before you dive into coupon clipping.
1. A good pair of scissors. I recommend large fabric scissors. They cut smoothly and have long blades and comfortable handles.
2. A paper cutter. Don’t buy a flimsy bendable one. Invest in a medium to heavy-duty cutter that can precisely cut at least 10 sheets.
3. A binder with a zip enclosure. You don’t want the coupons to fall out! Find one with a material cover and a handle, if possible.
4. A stack of baseball card sleeves. Most craft stores carry these. Go ahead and get 50-100 sleeves so you’re stocked up.
5. A black Sharpie marker. You’ll want this to circle deals in store flyers.
6. A legal notepad and pen. These will be for making your grocery list. Get a large notepad so you’ve got room to do math in the margins.
7. A laptop, desktop, or tablet with printing capabilities. Usually you can print 2 coupons per computer, so I recommend one or two extra computers in-house. We have a desktop, a laptop, and a droid phone that prints wirelessly.
8. A printer. You don’t need a fancy one. Black and white is all you’ll need.
9. A carry-all container. You’ll need something to hold all the uncut coupons and store inserts you will collect.
10. A roll of scotch tape for clipping accidents.
Now that you have your couponing accessories, it’s time for the fun part… Start Collecting Coupons!