Whenever I start a new project I like to see what others have done. To be completely cliche, there’s no need to “reinvent the wheel”. I’m working on a recipe binder this week, so of course I scoured the web to see what I could find. Here are some links from which I’m pulling ideas.
One of my favorite organizing blogs, iheartorganizing, provides her helpful tips for organizing a recipe binder using recipes collected from magazines or printed from online sites.
This binder from prudentbaby.com includes suggested categories, and printable downloads (always a favorite feature for me!).
And then there’s Martha (Stewart). She always has clever ideas, like her above use of photo protecters for recipe cards. A word of warning about the link, it takes you to the beginning of a click-through montage of kitchen organizing tips. This one is number 34 of 47. It is well-worth looking through!
This binder from Flaming Toes absolutely amazed me. I don’t think I have it in me to do this, but if you are crafty there is a detailed how-to for this really cute hand-covered binder.
Here’s another how-to that blew my mind (in a good way) from Crate Paper Blog. They show step-by-step how to make your own binder from the “ground up”.
If you’re like me and you prefer to purchase a binder, I found these from Klassy Kitchen on zazzle.com. Unfortunately I had already purchased mine from Target. I love the design on these.
I realize the above is not a binder picture, but I borrowed a photo from another fun organizing blog I enjoy, My Color-coded Life. Check out the link to read some good home-organization tips. Number five is her use of a recipe binder to make holidays simpler. . . a really clever idea!
This last binder how-to is my favorite, because it comes closest to what I plan on creating with my binder. From Decor-ganized Crafts, it combines meal-planning with recipe collecting. I have my ideas, now it’s time to start creating.
- Watch and Learn: Battle of the Binders! How to Create your own Coupon Binder (dailysavings.allyou.com)
- Organization: Magazines (vixenvintage.blogspot.com)
- How to Organize Loose Recipes (thehappyhousewife.com)
- Our Recipe Binder (articles.earthlingshandbook.org)
- A Printable to Simplify Meal Planning (creativeorganizing.typepad.com)
- Household Management Binder (searchingforsupermom.wordpress.com)