The New Year always ignites my desire to ORGANIZE and this year is no different. I'd really like 2013 to be the year that I FINALLY conquer the clutter in this house. It seems that all I do is organize the clutter then just add to it. I don't actually GET RID of much. That needs to change this year!
Any organization guru will tell you to start small with one closet, drawer, or shelf, so I've chosen this cupboard which houses my MESS of recipe books. First, I'll be paring them down to a more reasonable number, since these days I seem to use very few of them anyway. In addition to these books, I have a couple of recipe card files which need to be tackled and converted into a better system.
And do you see that stack of papers? It's a pile of recipes I've printed out from websites or torn out of magazines. I've now sorted through it and kept only the recipes I think I will actually try. Awhile back I started storing my printed recipes in a 3-ring binder and it's been working quite well, so I plan to expand that system to include all of those printed recipes.
Stay tuned for more information on this project. I've got a stack of page protectors and 3-ring binders ready to go! The completed system may not be fancy, but I hope it's practical and helps to tame the recipe clutter around this place!