If you keep coupons on your refrigerator, in your junk drawer, in your purse, and in a variety of random places, you will probably encounter them only once they are past their deadline. In order to use coupons effectively and regularly, you should have a storage system of some sort. Many people use a small coupon folder with different tabs for different categories. This will make it easier to keep track of coupons, easier to take all of your coupons with you when you shop, and also prevent clutter. You are less likely to let a coupon pass its deadline when you know where it is and can easily find it.