Collections are great, but when it's too large, the goodness gets lost.
I recently found the box of recipe books I had stashed in the basement. My recipe drawer was already overflowing and it was hard to get to the books I use the most.
So what did I do? I challenged myself to only keep what would fit nicely into the drawer.
Now that’s easy to say, but harder to do. I had kept those recipe books for a reason. Some were my Mom’s, some were bought from a fundraiser or family member, and some had a recipe or title that caught my eye. But really, how books on home canning did I need!
Another thing is that my usual process for looking up a new recipe is to go to the index of a couple of my recipe books, and then head straight to Google.
While I sorted through, I quickly looked to see if the book had any recipes I wanted to keep, and use soon. I took pictures of those recipes, or if I was recycling the book, I tore out the page. A couple books went to the cottage (it was hard to part with the Canadian Cookbook from grade 9 with my name in it), and lots were donated.
Now my recipe drawer is a pleasure to use, and I can quickly find what I’m looking for!
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Bev Chandler, Professional Organizer, 306-536-8844
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