I need organization. When I had my own office, it was seriously organized. It was a science. ”A place for everything and everything in it’s place”. I function better this way. My mind isn’t cluttered and I’m not running around like nutty trying to find things last minute. It just works for me.
In my kitchen is a basket of folders, containing emergency information, coupons/gift-cards and a special binder that outlines each month of the year and the traditions and festivities we do during that month, with special notes. I tell Sean that if anything ever happens to me, all the answers are in that basket. It’s like the oracle.
Now that I find myself cooking on a daily basis and finding alot of joy in it, I want to cultivate more organization when it comes to recipes, cooking ideas, baking and event preparation. Like I said….I want to be efficient when it comes to my domesticity and also enjoy the process, but I need to be uncluttered about it, in order for my brain to function.
Tonight I was talking with a friend about how she organizes her millions of recipes and hosting ideas. She scanned all of her recipes and has them on her computer and it works for her. I was impressed!
I was wondering how you organize your recipes? Are you like me and have 50 cookbooks? I just adore cookbooks and have to dog-ear and bookmark pages of favorite recipes. What do you do about that? What about when you see a cute idea for how to fold napkins or make a fabulous cupcake? Where do you put those?
Sidenote revised: I am not set on having to input recipes into my computer. That is what worked best for my friend who is extremely organized and had 8 binders full of recipes. I have already had several of you email me and say that you are not “sophisticated” and I might not like your ideas because they are in a recipe box! Absurd! I am also an old soul and really enjoy the idea of recipe boxes, binders and homemade cookbooks. I spend enough time on the computer and the idea of having to lug the laptop into the kitchen isnt my favorite idea, so please send me all your “old fashioned” ideas. Please!
I would love to hear how you organize your recipes, so I can learn from you. Im already excited to implement a new system!