Friday, January 30, 2015

34 Weeks of Clean! Week 5- Recipes!


OK friends, we are going to take a week's detour from hard cleaning - week 3 for cabinets and drawers took me about 5 hours and week 4 of fridge, freezers, and floors was hard (and cold) work and I need a break!

So this week a simpler project - recipes!


Ok, maybe not simpler, but at least no scrubbing is involved.  More organizing, and I LOVE organizing, remember?

I have recipes in several places.  Some places they belong, some they do not.  Let's just say I like to pull recipes out of magazine and copy them off the internet faster than I can file them.  It is a bad habit of mine. Well, one of many, but who is keeping track?  Anyway, this is what happens-


Time to be realistic and keep only the ones that I am really going to try, aka - simple ones that my family might be willing to try, and then actually put them where they belong.


I do also have two file boxes of older, tried and true recipes.  One for only desserts and one for anything else, but I am quite frankly tired of copying new recipes onto those tiny little cards I cannot read anymore, so I have a new-to-me system.  Hold on to your hats!

Three Ring Binder.



shhh-don't tell Kemi I need pretty tabs! ;)


Yep, that is it.  Silly easy, huh?

I divided sections into categories that make sense to me and then put the recipes in page protectors. Makes clean up easy when I have tiny helping hands.

So here is your assignment:
  • Get those recipes organized.  If you have a system that works for you, yay!  Go through it and throw out the ones you don't use.  If not, go invest in an inexpensive three ring binder and give it a try!
  • Let's don't forget those cookbooks!  I used to have about a million more.  I even collected a series from Southern Living.  They were beautiful but I NEVER used them.  I finally took them to Goodwill last year.  It was time to stop carrying around (we move often remember) 15 cookbooks just because they were pretty!  Go ahead - pare down, you can do it! 

See, no cleaners or rags involved.  Til next week! ;)  Ummm, did I say this was our last week in the kitchen? Oops!  I got ahead of myself...one more week, friends.  Remember, we are on a quest to take back our homes.  That means not only clean, but declutter as well.  More things mean less room. More things take up space we could use otherwise - in our homes and in our heads!

Have fun and make sure you check out the adorable recipe cards that Kemi at Homemaking Organized made for you all!  She rocks!

I am so thrilled you are joining us! It is your turn to link up all of your clean and sparkling fridges, freezers, and floors!  Each week I share a few on social media in hopes of blessing you!






Blessings and Happy Organizing!

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14 comments:

  1. I was wrong about what I thought our last week in the kitchen would be -- until I saw that this week is actually the next-to-last week in the kitchen. I'm thankful for an easy week in the kitchen. Organizing ecipes should be fun!

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    1. Enjoy your easy week Cristi, next week- not so much! But at least then we will be moving on! ;)

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  2. This will be an interesting week. I'll enjoy trying to get some order back to my recipes and maybe weed out some of what I never use anymore.

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    1. Can't wait to see how you do, Suanna!

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  3. Oh boy, do I need to do this. I will get working on it. I finally cleaned out all my baby bottles, etc., the other week when I was cleaning out my kitchen drawers - good thing, since Maddie is 2.5 years old now. :)

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    1. Better late than never, right Kendy! Yay for you!

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  4. I need to do this so bad! I have this huge binder with things spilling out all over!

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    1. Yep, mine was spilling over as well. Threw so many away that I knew my family would never want to try!

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  5. Okay I'm back! I totally missed the "pretty tabs" comment. Yes! I'm on it! LOL!

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  6. I love seeing photos of everyone's cookbooks. I am back after skipping the past two weeks. I will find some time this week to work on recipes.

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    1. I love seeing the pictures too Beth! Glad you are back with us!!

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  7. Ah, I've caught up! I'm really enjoying the feeling of getting cleaned out and organized!

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