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This Week’s Clutter Video Tip: Make Dinnertime Stress Free with Organized Recipes

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! Here is our third video about organizing your recipes. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)

Hey, it’s Lorie Marrero and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about organizing recipes. Now there are lots of ways to do this, so what I’m going to do is take you on a tour of my own recipe binder, as well as give you some other tips about using your cookbooks and your recipes.

I like to use binders for several reasons. One is that they accommodate all different sizes of clippings and index cards and print-outs and everything that we have nowadays. So I really like having photo pages so I can slip in index cards and recipe clippings from a magazine. I also like having full-sized sheet protectors that will accommodate a print-out from an on-line recipe. And then I also want to point out that when I have a cookbook that I only use one or two recipes out of, I actually just make a photocopy of those one or two recipes, put it into my binder, and then I donate the cookbook so it doesn’t take up space on my shelf.

All of this is divided up with over-sized dividers that are made to extend beyond the edge of the sheet protector so that you can still read your tabs.

And finally, for cookbooks that you do use frequently, like this one that my friend Aveva wrote, I suggest using post-it notes to hold your place for recipes that you either really like or that you want to try. So I’m sure Aveva’s getting a huge kick out of how many post-it notes I have on her book.

So what are you doing with your recipes? If you need some help, go and get it on-line with our expert team at or just sign up for our free tips at

See you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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