Is there such a thing as too many coupons?! ACK!
This week my coupon organizer bit the dust. I overfilled it and abused it one too many times, and now several of the pockets have split. I could use a little duct tape, but I know it would only be a temporary fix.
I bought another coupon organizer at Walmart for $5.88 to replace it. It is wider, and a little fancier than my older model. I spent some time making nice labels for all my categories. I felt pretty proud of my organization. I cleared out all the expired coupons and purged a few I knew I’d never use.
Well, guess what? STILL too many coupons… the stupid thing doesn’t lie flat or stay closed. UGH.
So, now I’m having a coupon organization crisis. I do not want to give up carrying any coupons with me. I only travel to town once or twice a week, and I can’t stand finding a great price on something and not having the right coupons with me to make it an even better deal.
So, I’ve started to research options. So far all of the coupon organizers you can purchase seem flimsy, too small, and overpriced to me.
Some people suggest using a file box or a even recycling a baby wipes tub… but I have this vision of me tipping over the whole box in the store (something that nearly happened to me with my old organizer) and creating a coupon catastrophe.
Others have suggested binder systems. Basically, you get a three-ring binder and use photo pages and baseball card holders to use for holding coupons. The concept really appeals to my sense of organization… it would be so nice to SEE all of my coupons at a glance. But I can’t stand the thought of dragging a GIANT binder with me everywhere.
Today I saw a smaller binder that was designed for DVDs and CDs… but I’m not sure how well the pockets would work for my coupons.
So, I’m in a quandary. What’s a super savings girl to do? I desperately need a good coupon organizing system, but I don’t want it to be too bulky, too small or too expensive.
What do all of you super savvy shoppers do to organize your coupons?