Fabuless Coupon Tip Tuesday: Binder Organization

May 26, 2009 8 Comments | Disclosure

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We are excited to tell you that we are starting a new series on the blog. Fabuless Coupon Tip Tuesday. It will be kind of like a Q & A. We will answer reader questions. If you have questions send them to fabulesslyfrugal at gmail dot com. Also we know that many of our Fabuless readers are getting really good at couponing and have some great tips to share so we encourage you to submit your tips too!

For our first Fabuless Coupon Tip Tuesday I am going to answer a reader question about how to organize your coupon binder.

Binder Organization Categories
There are several different ways you can organize your coupons. You can sort them by insert date, expiration date, alphabetically, or store isle. Different things work for different people. This is what works for me.
I like to sort mine by aisle in the store.

 

I have FOUR main sections: Food, Personal Care, OTC meds and Cleaning.
Then I alphabetize the categories not the coupons.

Food
Baking
Breakfast
Dairy
Drinks
Frozen
Pantry
Refrigerated
Snack
Diet/Nutrition Products This one is out of order and at the back because I do not use it as much.

Personal Care
Baby Care/Batteries
Body Wash
Deodorant
Eye Care
Facial Care
Feminine Hygiene
Lotion
Oral Care
Shampoo/Conditioner
Shaving
OTC Meds
Allergy
First Aid
Pain
Stomach
Vitamins

Cleaning
Air Fresheners
Bathroom
Carpet
General
Kitchen
Laundry

I also have folders for each of the stores I shop. In the folders I keep: in store coupons, copies of rebates, copies of receipts for rebates, the store ad for the week.
In addition I have a folder for my Restaurant.com certificates and other restaurant coupons and a folder for the coupons I know I will not use, but I give away to someone else. Example dog food, cat food, hair color. I do not have pets and I don’t color my hair.

To see my full post on how I organize my coupons go here!

 

Comments

  1. How do you file internet coupons? They are long and awkward and I’m using the baseball filing method (that’s what I like and keeps me motivated). I can’t fit them in my regular slots without covering another coupon!

    • I folded them in 3rds – I think Monica just folds them in half lengthwise?

    • Ashley says:

      If you go to any photo store and go to the photo album area, you can find wide angel picture pages. They fit about 3 in a page and are long enough for all your long coupons. Great way to store!

    • I know this has been here for a while now but the BEST pages for internet printables is the 4 pocket currency binder pages. I buy them on ebay and if you cut the coupon out on all sides then they fit perfectly and with 4 pockets if you flip them front and back that’s 8 coupons per page and you can see and read the entire coupon no folding and unfolding to read the fine print. If you don’t cut the sides off of the coupons (you don’t cut along the lines, and leave the edges) then you can use the 3 pocket ones each pocket is bigger. I find these on ebay.

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