This is how I put my COUPON BINDER together. I have made it the most effective for my needs. I always will have little quarks that I add to it to improve it Im sure. But this is basically how I made mine.
Baseball sleeves that are clear and see through seem to work best for me on my coupon binder. They are hidden well in our store by the tabaco isle, where the baseball cards are, hidden in the middle of them. It took me a while to find them. I finally asked and they took me straight to them. I looked in the school items, in the photo album isle and purchased packets that didn't work well. Baseball cards sleeves were my answer.
I can fold the coupons in half or in thirds and see the top of the coupon with the picture of the item and the money coupon worth and flip it over, on the back I can see the expiration date and I don't have to touch the coupon again unless I am using it to redeem or taking it out because it is expired. Families from oversees are able to use expired coupons so if you want to save them, pull up sending expired coupons to oversees families in your google bar to send these expired coupons to a helpful needed place.
Sometimes when I get a pack of baseball sleeves for my coupon binder, they are stuck quite a bit because possibly they go to hot when they were cut. I had to be very gentle to get these apart or they would rip, then I added two ring binder stickers, one on each the top and the bottom before I started using them to place my coupons in. The stickers help re-inforce the holes to make them more sturdy for a longer shelf life from turning so much, on the pages.
This is how they look when I place them in my coupon binder.
I type up my own needed categories in my coupon book and print them off, laminate and cut down.
Now, I tape them on to the end of each baseball sleeve, taping top and bottom of the label, making a sturdy pull tab, that is CUSTOM MADE TO MY NEEDS.