Welcome to the forum Patrick. Everyone has developed a system that works for them and everyone is different. I suggest reading the ebooks on the Coupon Mom site and read all of the old posts in the begginner section. Look for posts by mnm'z as she has alot of helpful threads in her signature line. You will find your method of organizing coupons will evolve over time. Some people do not clip their coupons and leave the inserts whole and clip as needed. Some of us use a binder with baseball card inserts to organize. Mine is broken down by the ailse (sp?) in my grocery store. There are several examples on youtube.
Regarding the show, I refuse to watch it and I can tell you that reality TV has nothing to do with reality. I save between 60-70% on average and I m happy with that. I started by learning the drugstores first because that was where I could get free or really cheap H&B items and they are the easiest to stockpile. Once things like toothpaste, bodywash, soap, shampoo, lotion and cosmetics were taken out of my budget I moved on to household cleaning and laundry products. Of course I was using coupons at the grocery store at the same time but my biggest savings were on those items. I was spending 150.00-200.00 a week and now I send about 70.00 a week because I no longer have to buy the other items. The most of any one item I have bought at one time is 10 and I have plenty of everything. I would suggest forgetting what you have seen on TV because stores change their policies for the filming and it does not show how much they are spending on getting all those coupons. I would start by buying one paper per person and as you build your stockpile you will learn if you need to buy more or less depending on the week. Keep reading everything and in a few months you will be on your way to a good stockpile.
***Powerade buy 10 get 5 free**** tearpad
gatorade, powerade, smart water, vitamin water (singles only no multipacks)
Coke 2L, 12 or 24 pk only (NO DIET)
Plain Tuna any brand (no flavored or salads please)