Coupon organization is such a personal thing for many. Do you clip and file every coupon or file in hanging folders or some combination? Do you store your coupons in a box, a binder, a basket, an accordion?
I have been couponing for almost a year now and have tried several storage devices. After outgrowing an accordion and a basket, I decided it was time to get serious and check out my options. I first picked up a storage box like the one on the left. I liked that the lid was attached, but I really wanted handles. Since I am usually carting a larger bag, 1-2 little boys and the coupon box, I couldn’t tote it under my arm.
After much looking and considering, I found the best option for me:
11.5″ depth x 8.5″ width x 6″ height
I picked it up at Joann’s in Eastport Plaza. Here are the things I love about it:
1. It has a handle.
2. The lid locks into place. Nathan (1) has tipped it over more than once and I am so grateful that the lid was on. With minimal whining, the big kids can carry it for me.
3. It’s long enough for all my envelopes–I currently have 60.
5. There’s enough room on the side to fit 2-3 long store envelopes.
6. I can fit my scissors and calculator on top.
7. It was cheap–on sale for under $5.
If you are looking to take the coupon box plunge, Joann’s has released some great coupons for this weekend. I received a 20% off total purchase (including sale & clearance items; good Friday only) and a 40% off one regular priced item. Combine these and the box should come out to under $4.50.
Check out the Thanksgiving paper for the Joann’s flyer.
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