The biggest struggle with coupons, is keeping them organized. This question comes up just about daily.”What is the best way to organize your coupons?” I posed this question to all of you and got many different answers.
My answer is this:
Find a way that works best for you. There are so many different options. You can see my File By Insert Method post here and small Binder Method here. If you are looking for how fellow FTM readers are organizing their coupons, check out this thread here.
Here are some ways that readers are organizing their coupons:
Josie: I use a large make/up pouch with colored envelopes and colored index cards. The index cards separate each section (household,grocery, baby..etc) then I use the envelopes to go into smaller sections. It allows me to be quick and not have to lug a binder around. It’s way more discreet as well!
Carol K: I do File Whole Insert method until the insert starts getting hard to keep the pages folded neatly. Then I go through, clip everything, keep the ones I think I might use, and put the ones I know I won’t into an envelope to pass at church.
Raina K: I use a 13 pocket organizer (the kind you get near the file folders or whatever) and have categories for cold, frozen, canned, ect. I love it because the caddy is small enough to toss in my purse, yet large enough to carry everything.
Allyson T.: I use a dollar store coupon organizer..its held up good so far and has 20 pockets to insert.. it sort of fans out when i open it
Stephanie: I use the Binder Method.
Reader Chris D. uses a binder with trading card pockets sectioned by category. Then use little white stickers to place the expiration date on the trading card pocket.
This is the most inexpensive coupon system I have seen. Reader Jennifer C. has an inexpensive way of keeping track of her coupons. She uses an old bank statement envelope with the edges slit open and duct tape to convert it to an expandable mini envelope.
Do you have a unique way of organizing your coupons? Please share with us!