There are many different ways to organize coupons. I personally use the 3-ring binder method filled with basecard inserts. pouch with 3 contpartments, sheet protectors and section dividers. In the pouch I place a pen and a highlighter. I have a hot pink highlighter and I use to to circle items from the ads I plan on buy with a number indicating the quantity I plan to purchase. Once I go over the ad then I place it into the sheet protector.
In another pocket of the pouch I place business cards that hand them out while I am shopping. In the final pocket I keep my scissors, paper clip and mini post it notes. I always keep scissors in case I print coupons and don’t have time to clip them at home. That way i don’t have to tear and rip them.
The dividers in my coupon binder goes as follows: dairy/produce, meat, cans, condiments, sides, breakfast, baking, drinks, frozen, snack, candy, pets, baby, drugs, personal, cleaning, stores. The tabs seem to work for me. I put them in order of the section at the grocery I shop at the most.
Most of the tab are pretty self explainatory but lets touch base on a few. I dont get a lot of produce coupon so I keep them on the last of dairy. Most grocery store the first section you hit is produce the dairy and meat are along the permitter of the store.
The Drug tag is mainly filled with medicine, and dental. In my personal tab I keep makeup shampoo, conditioner, lotion, ect… I have the first part all women brand and products. The I have a men and baby section.
Under my Store tab ,y first page is Rite Aid coupons, which includes, videos values and ups rewards, Then I have a page for Walgreens, Kroger, Vg’s and Meijer.
This method works very well for me. I have tons of coupons and being able to see a picture of the item with out flipping through looses coupons saves me time.
When I started using coupons I a had coupon wallet that work for a few months then I realized how much of a hassle it was to flip through then once I accumulated alot. I also did not like having to flip back through when i was trying to discard the expired coupons.