I have lost track as to what week this would be for me. I found orgjunkie into her challenge and haven't kept up with getting something done each week.
From the start I went around my house taking photos of all the places and things that I wanted to get organized. One of those things was to get my coupon binder going again.
Recently I bought 60 coupon binder pages from momsaves.com. Along with my order I received a bonus of 22 Sunday coupon inserts from past weeks. I paid $34.85 for my order with shipping. The first thing I did was to go through the free inserts and pull out all coupons I knew I would use right away. I came up with a total of $31, which made me feel better about what I spent. I didn't end up using all of those coupons before they expired, but since then I have cut out the rest of the coupons and have used a few more.
Putting together a coupon binder is no easy task. It takes a lot of time to just cut the coupons, then there is the process of putting them in to the binder. I did my old binder by ABC type order. This time I chose to use categories. I printed the coupon category pages courtesy of Rebecca from Extreme Couponing.
I am not done putting in all of my coupons. I still have some of the abc letters to get out of my file box and in to the binder. One problem I have run in to is that some of my sections are full and I have no more pages. I will continue to put in all that I can however. I still wanted to share.
I took this before photo showing my abc file box, a stack of coupons to be cut out and my "old" binder. Also the tab divider pages I rescued from our garage sale items to use for myself. My old binder pages were much more frugal as I made them myself with old page protectors I had already around the house. I also used gallon size ziploc bags. I sewed (by hand) across different ways and cut openings. Now that I'm thinking about it, probably not all that frugal as I know that I had to buy the ziploc bags. I've not used my binder for so long that the coupons that were left inside of it expired in 2009.
I am linking this post up at orgjunkie.com