Although credit cards and debit cards have become a quick way to pay for goods and services, some people prefer to write checks. The best way to keep checks in one place for carrying with you is to place them inside a checkbook cover. Checkbook covers are simply plastic envelope-type covers that protect the checks and keep them from tearing apart in your pocket or purse. Placing a pen inside the cover ensures you will always have a writing utensil handy when you need to use a check.

Step 1

Grab the next book of checks from your box of checks. Most checks come in a box with the checks numbered in sequential order. To make personal accounting a little less difficult, use the checks in sequential numbered order. Each check has a check number in the upper-right corner.

Step 2

Open the checkbook cover. If your cover has a thin plastic sheet in the middle, fold it over to access the rear seam for the checks. Some checks have a second duplicate sheet behind each check so you can retain a copy of each check you write.

Step 3

Place your thumb between the cardboard backing of the checks and the last check. Insert the cardboard backing into the seam in the cover and slide it down.

Step 4

Position the thin plastic sheet between the first duplicate sheet and the second check. If you do not have checks with duplicate copies, insert the plastic sheet between the first and second check. Close the cover.