Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tackle It Tuesday: Magazine Mess

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Remember this?


I had it on my to-do list, and I really did work on it that day! (It's just taken me a while to blog it.)  The job still needs more work, and I still need to find a good way to organize the recipes, but this is what I've done so far:

I tore out the recipes and articles that I wanted to keep, then removed the address labels from the magazines. All of these--about half of the original stack--went out for recycling.


These are the recipes I saved. Interestingly, there are about twice as many dessert recipes as savory recipes. :)


This is my file of clipped/printed recipes. It really needs to be organized, but since it's hidden in a cabinet, it's out of sight, out of mind. Any ideas?


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9 comments :

  1. A large binder with LOTS of page protectors!

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  2. My torn-out clippings got a bit crazy too. So, what I did was when doing my menu planning, I made myself add several from my clippings into the plan. If we liked them then they got added to my recipe box, if we didn't they went in the trash.

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  3. LOL!!My clippings are all over the place. I got'em on the table, in a drawer, in the cupboard, in a couple of folders!!

    And you're right...the desserts out number the entries:D

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  4. I have a binder for magazine clippings, but I think I'd go through a store's stock if I tried to put them all in page protectors, even though I think they look better that way.

    I have a big magazine mess too...

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  5. I save them.. I just do not cook, hey... Its the thought that counts in my opinion! LOL, I have all of mine in a binder... in page protectors, like your first commenter said

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  6. Go you!!! I always mean to do this and then my husband winds up just throwing my magazines away when we have too many lying around - he says we have enough clutter and he is right!!

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  7. As others have said...I've had good results using a binder with page protectors. When I put them into a file box, I never used them...and many didn't fit in the box.

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  8. You are inspiring!! I really need to tackle this too. I have been thinking of putting them in folders. based on category of the dish.... but the folders might not be big enough !

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  9. Oh wow my dear! You're so awesome!

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