When I started out couponing, I made a beautiful binder filled with baseball card inserts and photo inserts. After a while, I realized that I didn’t have the patience or time to fold me coupons and place them in the baseball card inserts. Then there was the issue of catalina coupons and printables.
I started using a photo box, but found that it was too big. So over a month ago, my friend Robin showed me her coupon box. I loved it. I was so excited that Jonna and I headed to straight to Meijer afterward. I picked one up at Meijer for around $1.50-$1.75. It’s the perfect width for printables and catalinas. It fits nicely in the bottom of a bigger purse/bag.
Sterilite Box Under $2
Inside my box
Make templates for the dividers and folders
- I made 3 templates that fit inside of the box. One with the tab on the left side, one in the middle, one on the right side.
- For the main categories, I cut folders out of the bottom of a file folder. This way when I’m in the store, I can pull out the entire folder to find what I’m looking for.
- For the subcategories I used the remaining file folders and fun scrap booking card stock to make dividers that went inside the main folder.
Here’s an example: The main category is Personal Care and the tab is on the left side. For the subcategories I made sure to keep the tabs in the middle and right side to make everything easier to find once it’s in the box.
Coupon Books In the Back
I’m still adapting these to find out what works best, but it’ll at least give you an idea.
- Baby Care
- Baby Food
- Skin Care
- General Mills
- Granola Bars
- Bath Tissue/Tissue
- First Aid
- Mouth Wash
- Hair Care
- Soap/Body Wash
I also have folders for stores in the back so I have a place to put my store coupons. I still use my accordion file for the coupons that I pull for a particular shopping trip.
I’m planning to make printed labels for all the tabs to make everything look neater and to reinforce the tabs more.
My Coupon Bag
I love this bag for carrying everything. I even throw in sheets of unclipped printables and my file folders if I haven’t clipped all the inserts yet.
The biggest thing with couponing is to find a method of organizing that works for you and that you’ll stick too.