Last week, I shopped from home and created a personalized coupon organizer with sheet protectors and my sewing machine. Over the next few days, I’ll show you step-by-step how I made it. Check back each day!
First, let’s start with my previous coupon organizer.
As you can see, my previous coupon organizer was a small photo album that I purchased from the Dollar Store.
In order to keep it organized, I had to label each section for different kinds of coupons. The problem was that I would have multiple coupon brands in the same pocket, due to space restrictions. In the picture above, you can see flour, yeast, sugar, evaporated milk, and other coupons all in the same pockets. It made it very difficult to know which coupons I had.
Another problem was putting the coupons into the photo album. As soon as you finished putting a coupon into a pocket and reached for another, the album would close and you’d lose your place. Often, I’d just toss my newest coupons somewhere inbetween two pages until I got around to putting them in their specific spots.
As you can see, I knew that I needed a better system. Check back tomorrow for how I began making my new and improved coupon organization system!