Want to be an extreme couponer but don’t know where to start? If so, you may just need a few materials to truly launch your life of savings. Every extreme couponer uses a slightly different set of supplies to hunt for bargains, but most of them have the same foundation to build from. What you need is an extreme couponing startup kit, which will give you everything you need to at least start the journey of saving money. Here are some of the items you may want to include in this kit so you can be prepared to shop.
A lot of the coupons you may use will come from sites like www.CouponSuzy.com. These coupons are printable, so you will need to have a printer and some paper to be able to use them. You don’t have to get a fancy printer or anything along those lines. You just need something that can print information off the web. If you want to be on the safe side, you should also get a printer that can make copies so that you can make multiples of the coupons you print from the web. Then you will be able to get a lot of use out of a single device.
No extreme couponer’s life is complete without a coupon binder. This is a large binder that you can use to store all of your coupons for easy access. If you have a three ring binder already, you may just need to add some baseball card protectors to it to make it coupon friendly. You can also add a pencil pouch with scissors, a calculator, or anything else you may need for couponing. Take a look at this video for more information about what you may be able to put into your coupon binder…
Once you start using hundreds of coupons a week, the idea of cutting them by hand will seem a bit absurd. You need to have a better and more practical way of cutting out the coupons you want to use. This may come in the form of a paper cutter, otherwise known as a guillotine cutter. The cutter will have a large arm with a blade on it so that it can slice down and provide a clear line of cuts from the start. You can stack many ads together at once and cut them all out at one time. This is a simple and effective way to clip a lot of coupons at once.
The Sunday paper is going to be a great source for coupons for you, so you need to make sure you subscribe to it. This may cost a little extra money a month, but it will be well worth all the money you get to save. You can also talk to the people that run the newspaper in your area and see if there is a way for you to pick up any ads that they do not use at the end of the week. You could get huge stacks of savings delivered right to your door if you play your cards right.
You will most likely figure out some other pieces to add to your couponing kit along the way, but those should give you a decent starting point to work from. If you watch the show Extreme Couponing on TLC, you will get even more ideas for items to include in your kit. Then you will be fully prepared to start saving money.