I have to tell you I have tried so many different ways to put my coupons together I have lost count. I am going to show you what I am going to try now. Cannot guarantee it will work but it is worth a try.
I tried the binder that seems to work for a lot of people, not me. I even tried 2 binders, one for food one for non food, again a big mess. I never had enough pockets, took too much time to file, and would fall apart if I filled too much.
I had a box that came in an easter basket, I decorated it with duck tape and made small separation folders. This worked for a long time but the box has seen it’s best days. I cannot complain it worked for over a year.
This time I am using an expanding file folder. Yes, I have used something similar before but I found the other ones did not have enough tabs/separators. Again trying 2 as above. One of the tabs I always seem to have is can goods. Because of being limited to slots I would use the can goods for too many things. When I went to the grocery store I would get frustrated and not get the deals I had coupons for. By the time I went through a couple of pockets, and not find what I needed, I gave up and either paid the sale price or did not get the item at all, later paying full price when I ran out.
As you can see I need a new way that works and someday I will find it. In the meantime I will keep trying new ways I can come up with.
What is different about this one? It has 25 pockets. The tabs have 6 colors so I can find a section easy. Just so you know I bought this folder at Walmart. I believe the cost was around $12. They have a large variety in store and online.
The best way to set this up, or any coupon holder, is to think about the store you go to most often. What do you see first? Produce, bread,pop etc. Then go to the next thing you see.
Here is how I choose to set mine up:
MAKE UP, SOAPS, SHAVING, DENTAL (YELLOW)
CLEANERS, PAPER, MEDICINE, ANIMALS (GREEN)
DRINKS, MISC, CANDY, CHIPS (BROWN)
CAN VEG FRUIT, SAUCES, CANNED MEAT/PASTA, CONDIMENTS (BRIGHT ORANGE)
DAIRY/ORG, MEAT, FROZEN, DESSERTS (BLUE)
BREAD, BAKING, PASTA/RICE, BREAKFAST (ORANGE)
So what do you think? I am not sure until I go shopping but when I do I will be updating this post so you can see if it helped me.
Please leave any comments/bets on me or the coupons winning. Have a great day!
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