Organizing your binder

Step 1: Purchase a binder with a zipper that closes all the way around.  Too many times do I hear people lost coupons as they slipped out of binders that did not have this feature (Walmart/Staples/Dollar stores)

Step 2: Purchase baseball card inserts (Walmart/Dollar stores) and use those to organize your coupons

Step 3: Find a system that works for you. I have tried two systems – organized by expiry and organized by like product. The expiry method did not work for me, as I personally love clearance isles and found myself hunting through my book looking for coupons I knew I had.  The system that currently is working great for me is organizing coupons by like product (baby, hygiene, food, medication, household products).

I also was a guest blogger about setting up your binder for Save Big Live Better – check here for more info

VIDEO of me and my binder

I found a really helpful list that is fairly exhaustive, feel free to use this list or modify what works best for you (thank you Bonnie from http://canadiancouponsnfreebies.com/)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIR FRESHENERS

AUTO

BAKING

BEVERAGES

BREADS

BEAUTY

BREAKFAST

BABY

BAGS/FOILS/WRAPS

CANDLES

CANNED

COFFEE&TEA

CONDIMENTS

CLEANING

COOKIES

CRACKERS

CANDY/CHIPS

CHEESE

CEREAL

CLOTHING

DESSERTS

DELI

DAIRY

FROZEN(MEAT/VEGI/FRUIT/PIZZA)

FRUITS

ENTERTAINMENT

GIFT CARDS

HYGIENE

ICE CREAM

JELLY/JAM/SPREADS

LAUNDRY

LIGHT BULBS

LUNCH MEATS

PAPER

PASTA

PRODUCE

PHARMACY

REBATE FORMS

RECEIPTS

RESTAURANTS

RICE

SALAD DRESSINGS

SAUCES

SOUPS

SHAMPOO/COND./STYLINGAIDS

SNACKS

SPICES

TOILET PAPER

TOOTHPASTE

VITAMINS

WEIGHT CONTROL

UPC’S