Create a zippered section in your coupon binder where you can store small scissors, a pen or pencil, and a calculator. A zippered pencil case punched for a three-ring binder works perfectly for this job -- if you can't steal one from your kids, you can find one at just about any office supply store.
A zippered pouch or a few full-size plastic sheet protectors are also perfect for holding things like shopping lists and the coupons you'll use on this shopping trip, so you have them readily available in the checkout line. Once you find the product that matches your coupon on the shelf, simply move it to the "ready to check out" file. You'll breeze through the checkout, and the next person in line will thank you.
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