Sunday, November 14, 2010

Made it Monday 2 - Coupon Organizer

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I need to be a better couponer.  I envy those who go and get $5000 worth of food for a nickle.  How do they do that?  One thing that frustrates me is my envelope of coupons.  I have to sift through it when I go through each aisle.  Grrrrr.....  I needed a way to organize my coupons.  I am making 4 'envelopes' of coupons.  {Cleaning supplies, Food, Personal Items, and Other}  In each envelope are other sub-categories. 

 This is the first one that I whipped up tonight.  {This one holds my cleaning coupons} There are a few minor mistakes {only I notice and of course the super fabulous sewers out there who probably laugh at me anyways!}.  I used all blue fabrics {The outside one is one of my fave fabrics...and most of why my mistakes are here! I was a little short on this fabric but determined to use it!!!} and labeled each sub category envelope.  There are 2 pockets inside too.  The front pocket will hold coupons that I pull out to use.  The back envelope is uh just there.  :) I'm sure something will go in there. 

{pocket one}

{pocket 2}

{the middle 'pages'}

Does anyone want a tutorial on these?  Let me know! Thursday I will have coupon tips coming!!

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Here are my categories:
Cleaning Envelope
Dishes - {Dish soap, Dishwasher tablets, Dishwasher cleaner and so forth..}
Laundry - {Detergent, Dryer sheets, Stain remover..}
General - {General cleaning products}
Smelly - {All the Febreeze and candles and things.  There always seem to be a ton of coupons for those!}

Refrigerator items - {Pilsbury, cheese, yogurts..}
Canned foods
Box items

Personal Items
Hair - {Shampoo, conditioner, styling products, hair dye}
Teeth - {Toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes}
Skin - {Razors, Shaving Cream, Lotion, Deodorant}
Soaps - {Hand soap, Body Wash}
Other - {Bubble bath}

Paper products - {TP, paper towels}
Kitchen Aids - {baggies, wax paper, cupcake liners, Tupperware containers}

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  1. You did a great job with this. thanks also for sharing your categories. Sometimes these is the hardest to think up!

  2. oh how cute! I may need to make that for my mom for Christmas... Please come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings

  3. This is a great idea especially for a coupon lover like myself!

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  4. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

  5. Clever! I'm always leaving my coupons at home when I most need them.. something this cute could always stay in my purse though!

  6. I love this! Yes definitely a tutorial! I was clipping coupons this Sunday to make a dent in the Thanksgiving dinner bill and got very frustrated because I need something like this. It's a perfect time to do a tute on this too!! I'll be following :o)

  7. Hi, it is a great idea having this organizer. Could you please let me know how to do this? any tutorials?
    Really appreciate it if you could send me the tutorials. Thanks.


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