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I would love to know how other mums store and organise their recipes. I have bookcases full of cookbooks and also boxes full of cut out recipes and pages I’ve torn out of magazines. I have so many it’s overwhelming. Please help!

Posted by jodiev1980, 1st October 2015

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  • I have a display folder – the ones with the plastic sleeves inside – and I slip my favourite recipes in that. I have donated a lot of my cookbooks and only kept a couple of my favourites. These days I find recipes online.

  • I used to have them in a big ring binder on alphabetical order with tabs in between.

  • I have a ring binder folder for the recipes we use most often – some I’ve typed out and then printed, others are in plastic page holders (especially if it’s my only copy).

  • Same problem,l have a box full of recipes l need to address!

  • I have a similar problem. I have some recipes on the kitchen bench in a plastic folder sleeve which is getting annoying . I just threw a lot out lately because I know I wont use again . Maybe in your case get yourself a large school ring bind folder and store them in plastic sleeves. That way when you want them , you can go straight to that folder . Buy the biggest available and you will have heaps handy in one place .

  • Get rid of the cut out recipes you haven’t used in a year. You can always google up a recipe if you need it. Print out or organise your frequently used recipes into a display folder. You can also bookmark frequently googled recipes. We have a ton of cookbooks and I tend to mark frequently used recipes and put cookbooks i don’t use much to the bottom of the bookcase.

  • i heard this good tip the other day. for all those throwaway, cut-out stuff, take a pic of the recipe and then you can store on your computer or phone.

  • Thanks for all the ideas ladies

  • I re-type our recipes & print them then keep them in a display folder.
    It is so handy because I can flick through the recipes & don’t have to worry about damaging the pages! All cook books are kept high out of little hands reaches.
    Some magazines come with little cookbooks which I also re-type & print out & keep the books.

  • I found a recipe box that I could do scrapbooking. Its wooden and you glue it together and then decorate it however you like. I then made recipe cards which I laminated and placed into the relevant sections of the box. I have also a cute recipe book where I write in recipes and it has little pockets.
    However the main thing I do is ask myself will I make it, use it. If not, it goes in the trash.

  • I put my recipes in display folders.
    I find i can keep them quite organised this way.
    Often I cull through my recipe and reduce them down. I collect alot and have lots of doubles. :)

  • Apart from making my own books as commented below – I also love hunting for unique and interesting recipe books. I have some very odd and quirky ones and love them.

  • I put my fav recipes in a flip folder so when i need them they are easy to find.

  • I wish I had a solution to this too! I love to collect recipes. I find myself doing it online more using Pinterest. I have all my recipes organised in different boards. So much easier then looking through a folder or book.

  • I have beautifully decorated my own recipe books and have pasted in recipes, written down recipes and printed recipes and taped them to the pages. I love to make the pages look beautiful and I also give the recipes ratings and tab them for easy access. It is a fun activity!

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