Organizing Coupons

 
 
 
There are many methods for coupon organization. You will probably try several methods before you find the one that works best for you.


 
Many new to couponing start out with the envelope system……




The accordian file………

The coupons are organized by category such as Frozen, Dairy, Health & Beauty.


The advantage:

They are small and they fit inside your purse, tote or diaper bag.

The disadvantages:

1. It is difficult to find the coupons that you need. You generally have to pull out all coupons in a section to find the needed coupon.

2. It does not take long to "grow out of it" because they do not hold many coupons.






Once you are more advanced, you may decide that the coupon binder is the method that fits you better. This is an actual picture of MY binder! I used baseball card inserts so I can see all my coupons easier.

Advantage of a binder:

1. Sub-categories (under the Health & Beauty category you can break down into Razors, Oral Care, First Aid, etc.)

2. You are able to see every coupon

3. Your pens, scissors, loyalty cards, calculator and weekly sales fliers can be kept inside the binder.

The disadvantage is:

The binder can be cumbersome and heavy to carry. . .especially once your make your way to the 3" binder.


You can download the Mom For A Deal Coupon Binder Dividers HERE!


In each of the above methods of organizing coupons, you clip all coupons. In order to save yourself time and effort in clipping, use this method. Tear your inserts apart and lay like pages together. Staple the pages together at the top and bottom (avoiding the coupons themselves). This prevents the pages from slipping. Cut the coupons out and file.

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