Anyone else have a stash of gift cards lying around?? How about all those coupons? What do you do with those piles??
I have tried many methods for coupon organization over the years, and found that keeping them sorted by store is the best way for how to organize coupons and gift cards.
My all time favorite way to organize coupons and gift cards is storing them in a file folder holder. Not the accordion holders, as you can easily lose coupons that slide to the bottom. But in separate holders, like envelopes!
How To Organize Coupons and Gift Cards
Round Up Coupons and Gift Cards
Find every single coupon and gift card you have lying around. Search your purses, bags, car, and bedrooms. Create one large pile.
Check Expiration Date
Check every single expiration date. There is just no point in holding onto an expired coupon! If you are super daring, you can try to combine this step with the next!
Sort By Store
Make piles for each store you have coupons for. Just knowing my piles, I have a lot of Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupons. I also have a lot of Buy Buy Baby coupons. I know they will each need their own piles!
Create File Holders
I love using a file folder system because it keeps things neatly contained. I created my custom mini file folders using the Spellbinder Platinum Die Cutting Machine and mini file folder die cut!
- Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
- Spellbinders Mini File Folder Die Cut
- DCWV Paper Stack
- Hard Case Cover (Found mine at The Container Store)
Fold one piece of DCWV paper in half.
Set up the die cutting machine like a sandwich… start with a cut plate, add the face-up die cut on top, add paper, then another cut plate.
Repeat for as many file folders as you need.
Write down each store and create an extra on for gift cards.
Store all your coupon file folders in a hard-cover case and throw in your purse! Now you will have coupons and gift cards whenever you are, without having to worry about leaving the house without them!
With the holiday season approaching, now is the time to get yourself organized when it comes to coupons and gift card organization! Grab all your coupons. Check for expiration dates. Sort into piles based on store. Then create mini file folders to hold all the coupons and gift cards. Store the mini file folders in a hard container and store in purse or car!