Don’t you just love the mess involved in an organization project? It reminds me of my grad school days, where I’d have textbooks, spirals, and research articles that I had to read all over my desk.
Okay, I found that I wasn’t using my “Favorites” recipe binder. Instead, I was using my hodgepodge binder, where I stuff recipes printed on scraps of paper, note paper, sticky notes, etc.
The last time I updated my “Favorites” recipe binder, I was in total vegan mode. Now, I’m eating some meat, so things needed to be reorganized.
First, I cleared out all of the recipes from the Favorites binder, and cleared the labeled tabs.
Next, I made a list of the categories I wanted, and put them in an order that worked for me.
I re-labeled the tabs.
At the beginning of each section in the binder, I put a colorful sheet of printer paper, labeled with the category and a list of the recipes in that section. That paper and all recipes were then put in sheet protectors.
If a recipe was written on a sticky note (etc.) or needed modifications, I typed and printed it.
In this picture, you can see the category’s cover page, with the following recipes, all in sheet protectors.
This binder design works for me, because I can easily add more recipes, plus use the tabs to find recipes in a certain category (ex: beans, rice, etc.) quickly.
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