Organizing Your Coupons with a Coupon Binder

coupon binderIt is hard to find coupon binders for sale, but you do not need to! You can make your own with these simple steps. There are a few different ways you can organize your coupons. A coupon binder was very popular in the Coupons 101 post so I am going to show you how you can make a coupon binder!

STEP ONE: First you will need a binder! Any old binder will do. If you don’t have one then I suggest Amazoncoupon binder inserts just because you can get your inserts there and that way it will all be on one order. You could also work it into a CVS or Walgreens deal. I strongly suggest getting a zipper binder! If you have kids that throw your stuff around (or if you throw your stuff around) then you will want the zipper to make sure the coupons don’t come flying out!

STEP TWO: Now you need your inserts. You will want to get baseball card inserts and you will need a lot of them. You can get these through Ebay or Amazon. Buying them in a lot from one of these two places will be cheaper than getting lots of small packages from the store. At Amazon, Baseball Insertshow to make a coupon binder are on sale for $4.20 for 25 pages right now. If you go through Ebay then use the link at Ebates before you make your purchase to get an additional 1% back. organizing extreme coupon

STEP THREE
: Get Page dividers to mark your coupon categories. You could also add a zippered pocket to keep a calculator, store cards, and a pen. A calculator always comes in handy and keeping store cards in the front of your binder will save you from having to carry them in your purse.

STEP FOUR: Decide on your coupon categories and write them on the dividers. Here are some suggestions:

Baby Items
Baking Items

Beverages
Canned goods
Cereals/Breakfast foods

Dairy
Frozen foods
Cleaning supplies
Makeup
Meats

Misc.
Medication

Disposable products
Box foods
Pets needs
Restaurants
Con
diments
Snacks
Bath/Body

STEP FIVE: Put your coupons in the baseball holders (you can see each coupon, but if you havextreme couponinge doubles or coupons for the same items then youc an put them in the same pouch) and then put the baseball holders in the correct category!

That’s it! There are many people who love this method of coupon organization. It is easy to see all the coupons you have available :-)

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1 Coupon Mommie February 9, 2009 at 9:14 pm

You can see pictures of my binder here and how I have it organized here. The post needs to be a little updated but this is a pretty good view. I’m OCD so I started off with extensive subcategories which other people may not want to do but it helps me shop.

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2 Precious February 10, 2009 at 3:23 am

I use a Mrs. A’s Binder and I love it!

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3 A Psych Mommy February 10, 2009 at 3:46 am

I really need to do this! Right now I have all my coupons jammed in an envelope and that system definately is not working!

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4 blueberryjunkie February 10, 2009 at 6:56 am

cool solution for coupons…and for many other things.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to do an interview for a WAHM Wednesday on your site.

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5 Brandislee February 10, 2009 at 7:00 am

I so need to make one of these…thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I have just discovered CVSing, so I may need to ask you some questions down the line. I’m a pretty clever gal, but it seems just a little confusing!

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6 Evening Shade Morning Latte February 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I have a very similiar concept as yours. Instead of the baseball inserts I use the large clear photo insert pages that are divided into two 5×7 sections. I also use page dividers that I get at the local store. I color code them for easier reference and organize the sections to coordinate with the stores (ie. produce is usually at the front of the store so that is the first sectionn of my book…and so on.)

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7 LittlePeopleWealth February 11, 2009 at 4:29 am

I love your binder Coupon Mommie!

A Psych Mommy, yeah the envelope system is great at first, but generally you outgrow it pretty quickly!

Precious, Who is Mrs. A? Does she sell a binder?

Blueberryjunkie – I’m going to send you an email :)

Brandislee – There is a CVS 101 post in my link bar that will help a newbie :) Feel free to post or email any questions you have though!

Evening Shade Morning Latte – you have a long name!! The photo inserts are a great idea! It would give you more room for the coupons than the baseball holders.

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8 Amanda February 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I’m working on my binder system now. Thanks for the tips!

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9 LittlePeopleWealth February 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

You’re welcome!

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10 Mish February 12, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Thanks for the great tips and ideas. I sewed my own pocket pages and posted a tutorial for anyone interested.

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11 LittlePeopleWealth February 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm

What a great idea, Mish! I will link to you in this article :)

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12 LittlePeopleWealth February 13, 2009 at 2:16 pm

n/m – I can’t seem to get to your blog? It says your profile is private… Send me a link :-)

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13 Mish February 13, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Sorry, having some bloggy troubles. All should be back up and running by Sunday night. Hopefully with better pics and instructions

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14 Mish February 14, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Tutorial for making your own coupon pocket pages is back! Sorry for the inconvenience. You can find the information here: http://itsasimplifiedlife.blogspot.com/2009/02/custom-pocket-pages-free-tutorial_11.html
Thanks for your patience.

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15 LittlePeopleWealth April 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Mish’s blog is no longer available for those of you who are looking :)

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16 Brandislee April 27, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Aw, that reminds me, I need to remove that link.

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