I had to do it: I had to part with my coupon binder.
It had been a good friend, a trusted companion for nearly two years. We had cheered together in the checkout, we had raced through many a stores together but, sadly, I had not been as loyal a companion as I should have been. I found myself somewhat frustrated with the time-consuming clipping to fit the small baseball card holders. And if I missed one week of clipping my inserts, I was doomed.
And then one week turned into 2 weeks. And 2 weeks turned into 4 weeks. And then I had nearly 20 uncut inserts and the start of a very bad headache.
Please don't misunderstand me, I really did love my binder. I was terribly proud of it and I was happy to work on it and keep it organized. But as my schedule changed to accomodate the constant flurry of comotion raising three children, something had to give. And I realized that perhaps a coupon binder was no longer the best fit for the limited amount of time I was able to put into just clipping and sorting my coupons.
|1- Set Stackable Container by SnapWare|
Sold at Target
The larger size was just right. But now, I needed to get the containers organized. I picked up a pack of 36 tabbed folders in the office supply section as well as a box of white, letter envelopes.
|The finished project: |
One container, two sections, three hours to complete!