It was only a matter of time. Last year I switched my coupon filing from a broken plastic hinge-top box with a rigged-up elastic strap, to a small, pretty Harry & David box (cardboard with a removable top). Every week I would think, “This wind is going to take the top for a ride, and all my coupons are going to blow away.” I’d hold it tighter.
Last week, when it was nice and warm and slushy, I went to the store. There was a lady maneuvering with an oxygen tank, so I instructed my son to take her empty cart to the corral for her. As I turned to put my own stuff in the car, I dropped my coupon box. To the ground. Upside down. Into a puddle. Yay.
Since they landed in slush and there was not much Nebraska wind that day, I was miraculously able to salvage all of the coupons, most of them still in order! Go figure! I am very glad that the printables didn’t hit the water, because I use an inkjet, and the ink would have run, rendering them useless.
There’s got to be a better way. Stay tuned.