Free Coupon Organizer
Want a great free coupon organizer? Here's not just one, but several to
try...with items you probably already have around the house.
You can easily make a great free coupon organizer with common household
that you already have on hand, like:
box of envelopes (or recycled envelopes from holiday cards you
have received, if you prefer) - to use envelopes for your coupon
organizer, it can be as simple as writing the coupon category on the
envelope flaps, tucking the coupons inside the envelopes, and keeping
them all together in the original box or held together with a large
paper clip or binder clip.
- a 3-ring binder and some plastic
sleeves - take a 3-ring binder and some plastic sleeves (the kind to
hold CDs or business cards work well; you could also use the larger 8
1/2 x 11" size). The sleeves can be divided into coupon category, with
labels attached to the sides or written across the plastic
old recipe or index box - this is a great option, because most recipe
boxes have already been divided into sections. You will need to label
each section, with on the tabs from the recipe box design or adding
your own labels, and then file each coupon in its appropriate section.
accordian file - each slot in the accordian file can be used for a
different coupon category. Some accordian files come already labeled
alphabetically; you could either use that format, or affix sticky
labels over the top of the existing labels.
- hanging file
folders - this type of grocery
coupon organizer is similar to the accordian file
method; you'll want to label each folder accordingly.
shoe-box sized plastic bin or box with a lid and some index cards as
dividers - very similar to the recipe box idea, except that you will
need to create some kind of dividers...index cards or pieces of stiff
paper cut to size will work well.
- large-sized paper clips or binder clips - can be used to
either group coupon categories, or group coupons by expiration date.
- labels - use to label your divided categories.
- Sharpie pen or marker to write on your labels - great for
writing on all surfaces.
The idea is to categorize your coupons in a way that makes sense to you
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Once you have chosen your free coupon organizer container
, the next
step is to set it up and start using it.
container you use, you need some way to label the divided sections into
the categories you have chosen
. You may need to affix labels to your
index cards or envelopes, or write on the hanging file
folders...whatever makes your categories easy to see.
your coupons and put them into the divided sections of your free coupon
organizer...and you're all ready to go shopping!