I recently told you guys about me diving back into the couponing “game”. Well since starting I’ve accumulated a lot of coupons (thanks to my Mom) and have even gotten to the point where I’ve reached expiration dates so purging my coupons are a must at this point (read: another task to do each week).
I’ve been trying to figure out a coupon system that works for me. I’ve read other coupon blogs that swear by the binder method. I even began this method as well but as I go shopping I find that I’ve been needing coupons that aren’t always with me but are instead at home and in my binder. This is just not good. This method hasn’t been working well for me. So even though I created a beautiful coupon binder I have a feeling it won’t get used very often, I just can’t bring myself to lug it with me to the stores. I need something smaller and compact.
I think I found a solution for me, instead of the binder I’m trying out the coupon organizer method. You know those small plastic organizer that one can find in places like office supply store, super centers, or even the dollar store if you’re lucky. Well that is what I’m using to organize my coupons.
One of the main reasons why I’m using a small plastic organizer to organize my coupons over a binder is because I can EASILY take it with me. It’s small enough to fit in my purse so I will always have all my coupons with me at any given moment. This is great for when I find an item on clearance at the store that isn’t an item I was expecting to pick up, I can quickly check through my organizer to see if I have a coupon to make it a better deal.
Now those of you that have read my blog know that I couldn’t just leave the plastic organizer the way that it was, I had to customize it in some way. Remember when I added some bling to my laptop? Well I did it again and this time my “canvas” was my take-with-me coupon organizer.
Instead of covering the small plastic organizer with contact paper like I did for my laptop, I just simply applied the E-6000 glue directly to the plastic organizer and stuck the rhinestones in place using tweezers (similar to what I did with the laptop). The result stands out and I love it! No more boring organizer for me :)
I’m sure I’ll be talking about my coupon journey more and more as time goes on. In the meantime though, I’d love to hear yours!