DIY How To Organize Your Printable Coupons!

May 30, 2012 11 Comments

We have had many requests for ideas on organizing your printable coupons.  This is what I do with mine.  It is nothing fancy, but it is easy to do and frugal (two of my favorite things)!









This is a convenient way to file them in your binder. You can just use one sheet per catagory and file them using the Baseball Card Method:

OR You can catagorize by pocket and file them all in one section using the ClippLESS Method:

 

If you are not feeling up to making them Avery sells this same version. You can buy them on Amazon HERE.

 20 (Twenty Pages) – BCW Pro 3-Pocket Currency Storage Page – Dollar Bill & Currency Collecting Supplies

Comments

  1. So I used the food saver but I need to get thicker sleeves as mine started to melt. It is also a pain to line them up. If you want to save money and have a food saver then it is possible. I think I am going to buy the pre made ones as my ADD brain will lose interest on making them lol

  2. I am going to try my food saver to melt three seams. Will let you know if it works or if my hubs is going to kill me after work lol

  3. coupontom.com if you print them through the website it will save what coupons you have printed. you can also use it on mobile so if i see a great deal i check to see what coupons i have (i use clipless method) so its very useful for me.

  4. This was the most fantastic idea I have seen in a while for those of us without enough spare cash (being unemployed and all) to go out and buy inserts designed like this. I just have one “tried it and found this out” comment. I did this with regular thread, but my poor plastic didn’t seem to take it too well! I then used regular thread on my heavyweight pages and it was fine.

    I would suggest, though, is no matter what weight plastic you’re using, that you use an elastic-type thread. I tried it and had an “aha” moment! It has more give than regular cotton thread and will allow you to be…um…less “lady-like” with your coupon retrieval, like I am with mine (yanking around in the pockets pulling out 4 or 5 of them only to shove them back in the wrong way mostly before finding the one I want!). :-)

    • I folded mine in half and cut 3 slits. Then put a paper in the plastic sleeve and tape on the botton of each pocket i made instead of sewing. This also gave me 6 pockets instead of only 3.

  5. When using the clip less coupon method with online coupons, is there a way to print a list of the coupons you printed from the websites, or do I need to type my own cover sheet for each. i.e. coupons.com, red plum, etc.?

  6. Maryhelen says:

    When I started couponing 3 years ago, I made my page protector pockets with my sewing machine, but in a different configuration (big ppocket on the bottom, two smaller at the top). They have held up well and I love being organized in a way my mind can thrive with.
    Thanks for these ideas! I think that as long as our binder works for us, each is a representation of our desire to save money for our family.

  7. That’s too complicated for me. The card/comic book shop where I buy my inserts has all different sizes, these ones included. I think they’re originally meant for currency, but this size and the 6 pocket pages work perfectly for printables. It’s nice.

    I honestly prefer the 6 pocket pages, because the coupons slide out of the 3 pocket pages really easily when I’m flipping through my binder. easy fix by just paper clipping them in, but eh. :)

  8. This is awesome! I now have a reason to use my sewing machine! Thanks for sharing

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