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The Secret to Keeping Your Recipes Clean and Organized
Do you need some serious recipe organization? Is a recipe binder on your list of things you wished you had? I’m going to give you my absolute favorite recipe binder tip today.
A year ago, I started following Trim Healthy Mama’s eating plan, and that means I’ve accumulated a huge library of new recipes. I have recipes on Pinterest, on Facebook, screenshots on my phone and some I’ve printed out but forgot to pin. And let’s not forget all those old recipes I have always used that have become part of my normal routine.
But, recently, I discovered the most awesome trick to organizing my recipes and using them without getting them all dirty when I cook.
You know what I’m talking about. After time, recipes start getting wrinkly and dirty. I am sure I have almost as much cocoa falling out of my recipe collection as I currently have in my box of cocoa.
They look totally disgusting and it’s hard to ignore the rough condition of my old recipes.
But I’ve found a solution to keeping my recipes organized and clean. Are you ready for it?
It’s a clear binder. With organizing tabs. Why clear you ask? I’m so glad you asked!
Whenever I need a recipe, I just flip to the section it lives in, pop it out, and put it right in front as the first page. I don’t insert it into the rings, I just slide it right there behind the cover.
Then, as I’m cooking, the clear plastic of the binder lets me see the recipe underneath but keeps it clean and nice. And I don’t even have to put every single recipe into a page protector. It’s a simple tip that saves a ton of time with my recipe organization.
When I’m finished with the recipe (or, let’s be honest, a few days later), I just pop the recipe back into its home in the binder and it’s all nice and clean, ready for the next time I need to use my recipe binder.
This has been the best way I’ve ever organized my recipes in the 25 years I’ve been cooking. It keeps my recipes clean, organized, and ready for next time I need to cook.
I hope this quick tip was helpful to you! Now your recipes can stay clean and organized, too. If you found this secret tip handy, pass the secret on to your friends and followers by pinning the picture below. 🙂