I got this idea from Learning to be Frugal. I am so thankful she shared her coupon binder. I am not as good a sewer as she is. I have never been good at sewing or cutting straight lines.
To make this binder you will need:
2. Plastic sheet protector pages
3. Exacto Knife
4. Paper (colored or white)
5. Thread (preferably a sewing machine)
Fold the pages in half horizontally & vertically to make creases. Cut the page horizontally along the crease but not straight across, stop in the middle and don’t cut all the way to either edge. Insert a sheet of paper and sew along the horizontal and vertical crease line.
I probably wouldn’t use colored pages in hindsight. If I need more pages for a particular section it will be a pain for me to add it. I think all white pages would be more efficient and just use colored tabs. Avery makes a 31 tab binder divider. That would be the way to go.
I made the title pages in Paint.net I used categories that made sense to me.
This is just a few of my categories.
I made this book in November when I started couponing. I have saved a lot since couponing. Our budget hasn’t decreased all that much yet, but I have a surplus in my pantry and refrigerator at the end of every week now. We use to have a bare pantry at the end of each week and we were buying generics at Aldi. I love Aldi for some products, but on others you can really taste the difference.
We will always coupon now to save money.