This now famous phrase Dr. Phil coined when he first began on television was what was going through my head as I looked at my little wallet that I use for gift cards and such. The answer was- it’s NOT!
This is what I had:
Notice the rips at the seams…
which is the result of trying to cram too many cards into one sleeve.
Now mind you, when I started using this as my way of keeping up with gift cards and such, it was before children and before every store in the world started offering a reward card. Now I have so many that when I do remember to use them, I can’t find them, or worse- they have expired or I have lost my points, etc. It was time for a change.
I decided to take my own advice and implement one of the tips I posted on my Facebook page months ago.
All you need is a simple coupon binder- $1 at our local dollar store.
Separate your store cards, refunds, coupons, gift cards, etc. by category however you’d like. Label your sections and wa-la! A perfectly organized place for cards and coupons of all sorts- with room to expand!
Now you can get really crafty and make colorful labels and such, but I haven’t gotten that far yet. But this simple fix took me all of 15 minutes, and I have everything in one place. Also, the very last tab I made for receipts, which will come in extremely handy this time of year!
Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!
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