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Old 11-03-2009, 09:57 AM
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I'm in need of help, fellow couponers. When I started couponing, I was using a cheap little accordion organizer from the dollar store, but I've since graduated to a 1" binder with fifteen dividers and baseball card organizer sheets. My coupon cup overfloweth! I can't seem to find enough spaces for all my coupons.

I think it's time to move up again to a larger binder with more dividers. What size is too cumbersome to take to the store? Has anyone had luck with the old school zipper-side binders, like Trapper Keepers? I should've thought of upgrading when all the back to school sales were going on and binders were cheaper, but we were renovating our new house and everything else got put on the back burner. Also, best place to buy more baseball card sheets? I think I paid $3/10 at Staples, and I shudder to think about buying any more at that price. Any tips appreciated! :-)
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:03 AM

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I love the Trapper Keeper! It is a little cumbersome, but worth it to me. Also, I purchased my baseball card holders at Wal-Mart but can't remember how much they cost...sorry.
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I bought some baseball pages at WalMart for $5.XX. I used all those up and needed more so I got a pack at Target for $5.XX. The quality of the ones at Target is soooo much nicer in my opinion. There were 30 pages in the pack.
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I also use the baseball card pages, but I have mine in a 3 ring binder. It is wonderful.
The baseball pages hold each coupon so nicely, they are esay to read and take out when you want to use them. I have mine sorted by product name alphabetically. This works the best for me. Hope this helps.
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I've found that a CD Organizer is better than the baseball card holders, lots more space! I got a little zipper pouch in the front for a pen and scissors, and a notebook in the back. And it all zips up. I love it!
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Thanks for the Target pages tip. Unfortunately, we moved from St. Louis with plenty of great stores, to West Central Illinois, with NO TARGET! :-( I'll have to pick some sheets up the next time we're down visiting family.

Also, I like the CD organizer idea! Very inventive! I'll have to keep my eye out for one on clearance.
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I also use the baseball card pages, but I have mine in a 3 ring binder. It is wonderful.
The baseball pages hold each coupon so nicely, they are esay to read and take out when you want to use them. I have mine sorted by product name alphabetically. This works the best for me. Hope this helps.
That's where I am now. I thought I'd really hit the big time when I bought a little accordion thing like has been mentioned here. Although it was easy to take with me, I hated using it and never could find anything because I filed by category. I wasn't consistent in my thinking, i.e., is ice cream dairy product? frozen? dessert? snack?

Then I went to binder filed by month so I could easily take the month out when it is over. Not as easy to find coupons there either, because I needed to know when it expired. Lots of references would be to which insert it was in, which didn't help at all. I separated out P&G into its own binder, and put things for WAGS in its own binder, but still had three binders let over, making five total.

Then I decided to go to the alpha sort and saved tons of room. I'm down to three binders now and everything is extremely easy to find. I haven't reached the end of the month yet, but figure I can take my time in removing them. I'd rather be able to find them quickly and remove at my leisure.
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