When I first started couponing, I used to cut by hand, and one at a time! I would go one by one with each and every insert and cut. Then I figured it's easier to sort them and clip once, 10 at a time. Then, I wanted something easier. I wanted a papercutter and eliminate the scissors. My friend had brought me over a paper cutter and it worked pretty well. It was plastic and cheap looking, but it got the job done. Then last week, I hurt my wrist on vacation. It hadn't healed so last night (Tuesday) I went to the dr. He told me I have tendonitis and to rest it and wear a brace. Fun times. Oh, did I mention it's my right hand, the hand I do EVERYTHING with? So resting it isn't too easy. So I get home from the doctor and I'm like 'Okay time to cut this week's and last week's coupons' As I start, something is wrong with the paper cutter I have. Well that figures. I wasn't going to use pressure on my right hand (you slide the thing up and down) and wanted to use my left hand, but the blade wasn't hitting the paper. I tried to fix it, but with one good hand that I'm not good as using, it was useless. I was so frustrated I tried the scissors, but it hurt like anything so that wasn't going to work. I'd have to have DH help me.
So I called him and asked if he could help out with the coupons more then he normally does. I normally take the first insert and set out which ones I want to clip and put the rest to the side. I do that with the first one, then DH sorts the rest. Now, I'd have to sort and tell him which ones to clip with the coupons. When I went to pick up my pills from the pharmacy, I went to WAGS and Rite Aid, hoping they would have some kind of paper cutter. Nothing. So I call DH and ask him if there is a Staples or Office Depot by his building that he can stop on the way home. There was one if he went another way home and I asked him to stop there. I didn't want to have to rely on him to do the coupons. I guess b/c it's my thing and I'm very territorial, I want it done MY way. And I hated that since I'm unable to use my right hand, I felt crippled. I hate that feeling. So he bought me this, and it's better then my old one b/c it has the handle that just goes down, easy on my wrist and easily cut through the 10 pages that I had. Win win!
Oh, and DH still helped me with the coupons, he's such a swell guy!
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