I’m a coupon user. No, not a coupon addict. Just a regular ole coupon-er trying to use our pennies wisely. Therefore, I tend to hang on to coupons & discount codes that may be useful to me.
While I don’t consider keeping coupons for potential use a problem, the cluttered pile that developed over time drove me CRAZY. That, my friends, was a problem.
Yes, I had a clutter pile happening. Moving into a new home brought all kinds of valuable coupons and codes to our mailbox. I’m not good at predicting what coupons I will or will not use, so I started a pile. The pile grew. As it grew, it began to resemble clutter. Clutter and I DON’T GET ALONG.
I know, it doesn’t look very cluttery but my piled-up system just wasn’t workin’ for me. I kept forgetting what coupons were at the bottom of the stash and flipping through them to search for a particular one got annoying. So, I picked up a mini binder at Target.
My picture looks deceiving. This little lady only measures approximately 7″ by 9″. I also grabbed two packages of mini binder plastic pockets made by Avery.
I sorted and arranged the large mailer coupons into my binder page pockets. Now all those valuable coupons are at my fingertips. Everything is easy to see and easy to retrieve. No more digging through a pile. On the days I’m running a bunch of errands, I toss the whole mini binder in my purse.
I taped the credit card sized coupons & codes to the inside cover so they wouldn’t get trapped at the bottom of a pocket page. I may add a mini binder business card page to hold the credit card coupons, but for now I’ll see how my taped (and FREE) version works.
Ahhhh, much better.
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