Imagine if you could put your hands on the specific recipe you are searching for in seconds to assist you attain this goal, I have laid out the 5 steps to receive your recipes and cookbooks organized together with my STUFF System TM. Gather all your cookbooks, loose recipes and cooking magazines. Then begin sorting into piles cookbooks, cooking magazines and loose recipes. Then, sort your loose recipes into piles by the sort of dish desserts, fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, appetizers, etc. Look at a cookbook to get thoughts of potential categories ideas. Go through each pile and choose what you will keep and what you will let go. If you are limited on space you will need to be more discerning. If you use only one or a couple of recipes from each cookbook, consider making a copy of these favorite ones and pass the cookbook on or donate the books to your library.
If you have got a Collection of cooking magazines taking up lots of space, tear out the recipes you use or want to try. Recycle the rest of the magazine. Create your own recipe Binder to store your recipes that are loose. You just require Mini Binder, clear page protectors and divider tabs. Lay out your binder the same as a cookbook. You have already sorted your recipes into piles use those classes to tag your divider tabs. Then slip the recipes to the clear page protectors. The page protectors also shield the recipes from spills and are simple to wipe clean. Maybe you may have a section devoted to your family is favorites or a section of new recipes that you wish to try.
Another idea is to use a portable file box to store your loose recipes. Label each hanging file folder with all the groups and slide the recipes behind the proper tab. You may prefer Transferring recipes to index cards to keep in a recipe box or little plastic photo albums. Here is an example of how I use little plastic photo albums for my favorite recipes. I enjoy using this system since they are always handy. Containers keep like items together. Your recipe binder is a container. A recipe box is a container. Make sure to label your containers.
Once you have your Cookbooks and recipes arranged, you will want to keep on top of these to keep it like that. Be picky about what you keep. Should you try a new recipe and it simply does not work for you family, there is no need to hold onto it anymore. Think before you print and clip Consider utilizing your regional library when you are in the mood to try out a new cookbook. Now that you have all the steps, select a date to begin working on your own recipes and cookbook organizing job. Do one step at a time. Based on how much you have, you might need to schedule several sessions.