Continuing coupons: Despite improving economy, coupon use seems here to stay

TIPS FOR SAVINGKacey Trenum encourages consumers to find an efficient way to organize and store coupons."First and foremost, you have to find a system that is efficient for you," she says, noting that she uses the Whole Insert Filing Method. "You don't want to get overrun by coupons because it's an easy way to get discouraged and give up early in the game. Instead, experiment with a few different options for getting organized and decide which one is best for you."Here are her organizing tips:* Binder: You will need a 2-inch binder, plastic sheet protectors and labels. When you clip coupons, you will place them in the plastic inserts by categories. The categories will be divided up and listed on the labels. You can have various, labeled categories such as "Breakfast," "Frozen Foods," "Canned and Boxed," "Refrigerated," "Personal Items," etc.