Regular readers know of my Flex Binder obsession. I was completely over the moon when I found the Mead OrganizHer Shopping Companion. I’ve used them in various other fashions, but never as its intended use: a Shopping Companion. I’ve finally started using it as a Custom Coupon Binder.
The initial set up of a Mead OrganizHer Shopping Companion is: 2 tabbed dividers (Shopping List & Coupons), three additional pocket dividers behind the coupon divider, password logs, shopping lists, a zippered pouch, and a business holder.
How I’ve set mine up:
*business card holder
*cut down baseball card holder sheets
How I cut down the baseball card sheets:
*The baseball card holder sheets are 3 x 3. Each sheet holds 9 cards.
*I trim off the bottom row and the third vertical column.
*This takes it down from 9 pockets to 4.
Yes, this seem like a waste, but I am no longer an extreme couponer. My husband and I came to the conclusion that the extreme couponing we used to do was no longer worth our time. We were also buying a lot of stuff that we didn’t need to. And if you’re familiar with coupons at all, they’re mainly for processed foods and cleaners. My digestive track doesn’t react well with heavily processed foods (sorry, if TMI). Our new strategy: we have a $300 a month grocery budget and I only cut coupons for items I know we use or will use.
Here are some pictures of what my coupons look in their pouches.
There is no system of organization to them. I used to divide by category, then I tried by expiration date…yeah, I’d done with all that.
YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/FMedzw4bccU
If you coupon, how do you organize your coupons?
© Cori Large 25 Sept 2016