Most couponers opt for the binder organizational method for these reasons because it allows for lots of coupons, it’s easy to flip through and find coupons, the materials to set it up are relatively inexpensive and it’s portable.
- 3 or 5 ring binder
- Currency Holders
- Baseball Sleeves
- Tabs to separate each category/section
- extra paper for notes
- pencil holders (to hold the coupons you plan to use that day)
*Be sure your name and contact information is somewhere on the binder!
If you don’t want to buy a big binder yet, start out with a 3-ring binder that you have laying around, or buy a small one. However, if you want to bypass spending a few dollars, it would be worth your while and money to just invest in a coupon binder or a 5-ring binder. It may be a little pricey, but it will pay for itself with all of the money you will save!!
There are a lot of different ways you can organize your binder. Instead of us telling you how to organize YOUR binder, check out the resources that we’ve listed and make your binder in how you will remember it when you’re shopping. At the end of the day what works for me, may not work for you. So find a style that you’re comfortable with and rock it!
One small, but helpful tip do not organize your binder in alphabetical order. It is best to organize in categories, such as meat, diary, frozen foods, condiments, etc. And also have separate sections for each store. I’ve seen people in the store that had their binders in alphabetical order constantly flipping back and forth trying to decide which coupon is better, but missed something because Progresso Soup was in a different section than Campbell’s Soup.
Printable forms to help you organize your binder:
Coupon Magic Organizer is also the ONLY place that I am aware of that sells double-sided holders. They also sell the baseball card holders, but the ones that are slightly bigger than the regular baseball holders, so you can hold more stuff. They also sell currency holders. This is also a great place to just buy a binder full w/ everything that you need, but expect to spend about $50 bucks (you can find a coupon code for their site.
If you only need sheet protectors, you can also order them on ebay- http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=sheet+protectors+9+pocket&_sacat=0&_odkw=sheet+protectors+card&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313
Other places to order sheet protectors/baseball card holders/currency holders:
Case-it binder w/ straps, handle, file system: