So today and the last few days I have been reorganizing my way of doing coupons, I have done a post previously about the different ways to do your coupons but I am trying to figure out what works for me ! So, for the last 2 months I have tried the coupon basket.. which is a basket with some dividers and you put your coupons in it like a mini file cabinet , which is great.. and if you can keep it up good for you , but it seems like more work then anything... I have tried the coupon organizer .. and that is just hard to be at the store and go through your collection of coupons.... I have also puled out coupons that I intend on using and wrote them down .. the problem with this one is you don't have all your coupons with you and we have all been there looking at a great price and saying man i could make this so much better if i had that stupid coupon... Eh , oh well..
So My new adventure... The coupon binder.. I have heard nothing but good things about this method.. even the 918couponqueen uses this method! So I feel very optimistic about this !
So what is a coupon binder you might ask...
* 3 ring binder
* 2 or more packs of the clear baseball card holders (the 9 per page kind)
* dividers or you can make your own...
I set mine up in a 2 inch binder( when there is a good sale i will get a 3-4 inch binder) , I used 2 packs of baseball card holders( they were on sale at walmart normally close to $6, they were closer to $5 ), and i used one sheet of paper and made my own dividers and put a piece of tape on the paper and stuck it to the baseball card holder...
the way i divided my binder is
*chips / nuts
*paper products( thats anything from toilet paper to paper plates)
*makeup / hair dye
*air fresheners / candles
*toothbrush / paste / floss / mouthwash
*fruit/ snacks / bars
*shampoo / conditioner / body wash
*pb / j
*misc. / baking / household goods
*coffee / tea
I am not going to lie, it will take some time to set this up I just hope it saves me time in the future...