Last week, I promised to share my coupon organization system with you! So, here it is…it is definitely nothing fancy, but it is working well for me at this point. I started out using a full binder method, but I quickly tired when I realized how many expired coupons I was pulling out at the end of the month! Now, I am using a combination binder and insert method.
Below, I share a video about my how my system works (I hope you’ll be gentle with me as this is my first ever YouTube experience! I know I have a lot to learn)!
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As you can see from the video — it is a very simple system! Here are a few steps to get you started:
Baseball card sleeves
Address labels or page divider tabs
1) Decide on the categories (or how your coupons will be organized). Write or print these categories on the labels. For a nicer look, use page divider tabs! I would suggest putting a couple of baseball card sleeves per category. You can always add more if necessary!
My categories: Organic, Dairy, Breakfast, Beverages, Soups, Meats and Easy Dinners, Baking, Bread and Pasta, Snacks and Sweets, Vegetables and Fruit, Personal, and Household. Add or change to fit your preferences!
2) Use a binder clip or large paper clip to secure coupons to the top of the binder while you are shopping.
2) Add five to ten page protectors in the back for coupon inserts.
I know this method is not for everyone! It is a little bulky — and my husband doesn’t exactly like to be seen with me in the store — but it helps me to stay better organized!
Do you have something you make yourself? Send me an email at motherhoodonadime @ gmail . com! I’d love to include it in an upcoming “Make Your Own” Monday feature!