This glamorous housewife is in need of some serious organization. I thought I would start with my recipes.
This is my original recipe folder. You can see that at one point I tried to be organized by putting the recipes I cut out of magazines or printed off the computer into an accordion file. But after a while they just turned into one jumbled mess.
This is what would happen every time I opened the file. So after a while I stopped opening it. I decided it was time to get my recipes organized, so here is what I did.
I started by organizing my recipes by category. Then I slipped each page into a plastic paper protector. These were then added to a three ring binder. I felt like I was back in school!
I put tabs on each section, and they ended up being the same categories as my Pinterest Boards: Salads, Vegetarian Main Dishes, Poultry and Fish, and Desserts. What I think is funny is I started on Pinterest because I was so unsatisfied with the way I organized my recipes and now I have over 2,500 followers! Sometimes being messy is a good thing.
The funnest part was making a collage to decorate the folder. I just cut a few vintage food pictures from one of my vintage magazines and glued them to a piece of computer paper and then slipped it on the top of the folder.
This way when I need some cooking inspiration I can go through some old recipes I had wanted to try.
Besides Pinterest, how do you organize your recipe collection?
On the quest to be the most glamorous housewife of all time. Loves vintage fashion, cooking, and watching reality television. I believe in inspiring women to be more creative and to take time out for themselves. Be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter on the side or top bar so you won't miss the Friday video that can only be seen by those who receive the newsletter.