I'm having a major love affair with coupons right now. It's not so much the saving money (though that is pretty nice), and it's not trying new things (though I have done that, too), it's the hunt. It's the game of finding the best deal, the best combination, the best sale.
I have always just put all my coupons in a single folder or pouch in my purse or just crammed them in (and was saddened when they disintegrated into nothing at the bottom of my purse). I don't like the usual coupon accordion folders for a few reasons:
1) They are really thick on their own before you even add the coupons.
2) The coupons are hard to access without taking the folder all the way out of my purse. Which I don't like doing.
3) They have a lot of spaces that I never use.
4) They are stiff and I have cut myself on them. Oww!
5) They are ugly!
So I finally decided to take matters into my own hands and make a coupon holder that suited my needs.
And here's what I came up with:
My four sections are: Groceries (food), Household (pretty much anything that's not food), Around Town (restaurants, services, store specific coupons like Michaels or Staples) and Receipts (because I always keep receipts).
When it's empty, this folder is pretty flat, but it can easily expand when things are in it. Here it is all filled up and fanned out:
Here are a few sites I use to print out coupons, in case you wanted to get started:
So, how do you organize coupons?
Would you use an organizer like I made?
Where do you get your coupons?
Happy Creating! And couponing!