Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Now That Was a Job!

In my last post, I showed you the cutest little lunch box I picked up on Sunday for my coupons.

Yesterday morning was unbearably hot in my den, which is where our computer lives. So, I decided to take my binder, my box and my coupons to be sorted box outside to do some organizing.

I started with my exisiting coupon binder.

It is a very heavy, very awkward thing to carry around. Plus, it's a very obvious sort of thing. You can't be discreet with this monster of a binder. Everyone see's it, everyone notices it, and quite a few people have commented or at least raised eyebrows at it when I'm shopping. Not that I particularly care if people look down at me for using coupons, but if I can stay annonymous, more the better.

It was split up into sections

and then the coupons were slipped into baseball card pages. I just realized, as I was writing this post, that I didn't take a photo of the actual pages. Sorry about that!

So, I took the headings I had already and made dividers for my lunch box

and started sorting.

Just in my binder alone, I had 357 coupons. That's not counting what was in this box of coupons that needed to be sorted and cut out.

It took a few hours, but in the end, I got them all cut and sorted.

I did notice that I need to redo my dividers, they're not tall enough. So, I have to dig a bit to find my sections. And I need some paper clips to keep all my same/similar coupons together. I have several Majesta toilet paper coupons, for instance. If I can clip them all together, they'll be much easier to find and will take up less room.

I am so happy with the way this is turning out. Of course, it still needs work, but I'm well on my way to having the perfect coupon organizer!


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  2. Oh! I am inspired! I soooo need to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Way to go. I have told myself I am going to do this but never actually sit down and do it! I think you just inspired me to actually do it!

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  4. can you come organize my coupon drawer :)

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  5. Good job! I am not a great couponer, but I'm getting better! I used to be so diligent about clipping and using coupons, so proud of my savings. Then I fell off the wagon, why I'm not sure. But I'm back at it!

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