I recently updated my coupon binder categories. Each category has a different-colored page. If I run out of pages in a section, I just make a new one with the correct colored page.
- yellow – produce
- pink – meat
- green – grocery (canned goods, baking items, etc.)
- orange – dairy and refrigerated items
- blue – frozen items
- gray – non-food items (cleaning supplies, baggies, medicines, hygiene items, etc.)
I put a label on the first page of each section (first produce page says: “Produce”).
As I clip coupons, I put them in the next available space in the correct section (flour coupons go in the grocery section = green). Sometimes, I’ll shuffle things around so that similar items (pistachios, pecans, etc.) are next to each other.
If there are any coupons that I know I definitely want to use (for an item currently on my grocery list), I put a sticky tap on the side of the page to catch my attention. If there are any coupons expiring during the week, I move them to the pocket at the front of the binder.
I ask family, neighbors, and coworkers for coupons that they don’t want, so that I can have multiples of the same coupons. That way, when an item is on sale, I can stock up.
My coupon binder is in my car next to my reusable shopping bags.
Here’s a link to my posts on making a coupon binder.
Janet from Cul-de-Sac-Chic made an awesome coupon binder. She made tons of pages in fabulous colors and categorized everything. Wow!
Check out Janet’s coupon binder post here: