Sunday, June 19, 2011

The New and Improved Coupon Binder


This was my old coupon binder.
Just an accordion file divided into 12 categories.

I also had envelopes of subcategories in each section.

It got a little confusing remembering what was where......

So I ordered a  Coupon Binder Kit from www.momsaves.com 

I had started to price out making or buying all the parts and found
that it was cheaper just to buy the kit from www.momsaves.com


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Here is the completed project. It took me about 5 hours
to put the binder all together, label, divide, sort and load everything.


I also had to make a run to the Office Supply Store
to get more section dividers and some card stock

I ended up with 42 category sections
covering everything from food to health and beauty items

I organized it to follow the layout of my favorite grocery store.
The one that gives double coupons!!

The sections are easy to read and get to,
 so if I decided to go somewhere else
it won't be a problem to find the right coupons.

I put in heavy card stock in the plastic holders
 so I could use each section front and back.
Increasing the amount of coupons I can store!

I ran out of the pretty paper so on the last few
I just used some index cards.


And here it is all loaded with coupons!

This was a bit of a task, I admit.
But as I was putting coupons in I noticed that I was
able to do it faster than with the old system.
And I can flip to a section and see what coupons I have in a matter of seconds.
This will help while I am looking at the weekly ads
and on shopping day.


So now I am ready for this weeks shopping trip!





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2 comments:

Jenn said...

Nice work! Some day I am going to have one of those binders. Some day.
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Tami said...

oooo i'm jealous! i just stick mine in the accordian type holder.
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