Now that we have the entire kitchen decluttered and organized (how good does that feel?!) we are going to take today to organize cookbooks and recipes. Most people will find that they have folders, envelopes, stained pieces of paper and torn out magazine pages tucked away in several different parts of their kitchen.
These bits and pieces often hold our favorite recipes from friends, family members, and are those gathered over many years of cooking beloved recipes and treats.
Don’t worry, we are not throwing all of these recipes out. What we want to do is collect them all, sort through what we want to keep, and come up with an organizing system that is clean, neat, and easy to find when we need to use them.
So how do we organize these prized memories?
One option is to collect all of these recipes in a cookbook that you make. There are many templates and companies that will let you create a personalized cookbook online (affiliate link) and you can have a copy or multiple copies printed. And there is an added bonus to this method, you can order your cookbook creation and give them as gifts to friends and family.
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If you don’t want to go the electronic route, I like to use a 3-ring binder or an accordion folder to separate recipes by meal category or season to keep them all neatly in one place.
Using protective plastic sheets is ideal for storing your favorite recipes and protecting them from our greasy fingers when we’re cooking.
Cookbook & Recipe Declutter Checklist
Let’s get started!
- First, take all of your cookbooks and loose recipes and lay them out.
- Go through and get rid of any papers or books you don’t want to keep
- Choose a place to store all of your recipes and cookbooks that is easily accessible but that also doesn’t cause a lot of visual clutter
- Consider your method of storing and organizing your loose paper recipes. If you choose an electronic method, get rid of the paper copies after you create an electronic copy. If you want to keep the paper recipes, choose some type of organized filing systems such as an accordion folder or a three-ring binder.
Click the image below to grab today’s Cookbook and Recipe Checklist and let’s get started!
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