June 5, 2009 by Marci
For this week’s GYCO over at The Creative Mama, I am totally stealing an idea I picked up from I’m An Organizing Junkie a few months back. I have a file folder overflowing with recipes in the desk upstairs. It contains clippings from magazines and newspapers, recipes I’m copied from the internet, recipes that I have printed off email and recipes people have given me. I use recipes from that file all the time, but I didn’t have anyplace to store them in my kitchen. I had been wanting to organize these recipes for quite a while, but I never thought I had the time. This week, I decided that something needed to be done . First, I found an old 3 ring binder and a pack of sheet protectors we had in the office.
Next, I sorted my recipes into general catagories: main course, side dishes, salads, soups, appetizers, sweets. Then, I just slipped the recipes into the sheet protectors.
It was soooo easy! The whole project took me 20 minutes. As usual, something that I put off because I thought it would take too much time actually took no time at all and will save me lots of time from here on out! I haven’t put any tabbed divider sheets in yet. I still have more recipes to put in. I just ran out of sheet protectors. Last night, I found some more at the dollar store, so I’ll be finishing up this afternoon or this evening.
Just another example to streamlining your life to make time for what’s most important!
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