So, I am reorganizing the corner of my desk. I made a Blogging Binder that I posted about here recently. Since creating the binder, I have wanted to move some things around. I reorganized my desk awhile ago and put a big green tub in the corner with files in it. Here is the post about that phase of my desk:) It was taking up more space than I really wanted and didn't leave much space for my binders.
Now you're going...Didn't she say this post was about a coupon binder? I had been keeping retail and restaurant coupons in the green tub on my desk. However, since I'm doing away with the tub, I decided I need a place to keep the coupons that were in those file folders. I decided to add them to my coupon binder so I thought I would show you how I organize my coupons.
I love my couponing! I'm not a crazy stockpiler or anything but I do buy a few of something when its on sale for cheap and I have a coupon. That way I'm not buying it when I run out and its full price. I'm all about saving money any way I can so we can use that for extras our family enjoys!
I have a binder from Staples that I bought when I started couponing. Its a 2" binder and I repurposed dividers I already had at home (like my old grades on there?). Each divider was labeled with a category such as meat, canned goods, frozen foods, personal care, dairy, etc.
I bought packages of baseball card holders for the coupons. Each section has some sheets and then I put any extras in the back. I cut out the coupons I know we will use for our family and put them into the binder. I usually save this activity for a night I am really tired and just want to sit in front of the TV for a bit.
The new additions to the binder are in the back. I used pocket dividers that I already had but you can find them at Staples and I am sure other office supply stores. I used my label maker to label each pocket with its category. I have Target, CVS/Walgreens, Retail, and Restaurant. This is where I put those retail and restaurant coupons that were living on my desk.
So, that is about it for the binder. It keeps everything in one place and I can pull the coupons I need out each week for my shopping trip. I love my couponing and am happy to answer any questions you may have.