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Suggested Recipe Categories For
Organizing Recipe Binders & Boxes

To keep either your recipe binders or boxes organized you'll need to sort by recipe categories, and that's what we're doing in today's Declutter 365 mission.

After you've decluttered recipes, the next step in the process is to sort your recipes into categories and organize them. Here are suggested recipes categories for the #Declutter365 mission {on Home Storage Solutions 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

It is best to make tabs with the category names on them, as well as having a table of contents in the front.

Please note that the categories you choose will be very personal to you, based on the way you cook and entertain.

Therefore, don't feel obligated to make dividers or categories for everything listed below if they don't suit your cooking style.

However, if you do want to use them all I've created a free printable table of contents page for a recipe binder that you may want to make as part of the Organize Recipes & Cookbooks Challenge. (Scroll down for the link to the printable).

Use this list to get some ideas and your creative juices flowing to make sure you create all the sections that are right for you.

Suggested recipes categories to use when organizing recipes in either a binder or card box {plus free printable table of contents if using binder} on Home Storage Solutions 101use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Salads
  • Main dishes: Beef
  • Main dishes: Poultry
  • Main dishes: Pork
  • Main dishes: Seafood
  • Main dishes: Vegetarian
  • Side dishes: Vegetables
  • Side dishes: Other
  • Desserts
  • Canning / Freezing
  • Breads
  • Holidays
  • Entertaining

Add Tabs To Your Recipe Binders Or Boxes

Once you've decided what categories you'd like to sort your recipes into, you'll want to make it easy for yourself to move between categories when flipping through your binder or box by using tabs.

You can get tabs for binders and recipe boxes here:

Recipe Binder & Card Tabs {Referral Links}

Free Printable Recipe Binder Table Of Contents

Here's the printable you can use if you'd like to use the exact categories I've suggested when organizing your own recipe binder.

Free recipe categories #printable that you can use for your table of contents in your recipe binder {courtesy of Home Storage Solutions 101} #RecipeBinder #RecipeOrganization
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Click here to get your printable (opens into PDF)

Want To Do More Decluttering Missions? Get Started With Declutter 365 Today!

Declutter 365 missions: 15 minute missions for your entire home

Once you declutter one type of item in your home I bet you'll want to declutter some more. After all, decluttering gives you a great reward for even a small investment of time and energy.

The Declutter 365 system is designed to help you declutter, over the course of a year, your entire house, with just 15 minutes of decluttering each day!

Hundreds of thousands of people use this proven system to get rid of their clutter, and bring peace and calm back to their homes.

Declutter 365 works to guide you to clear the clutter without overwhelm, focusing on just one small area at a time, and without making a huge mess in the process, so you see consistent forward progress without all that "messy middle" that makes it even harder to function in your home than before you started.

In addition to building a daily decluttering habit, the Declutter 365 program, along with the accompanying 52 Week Organized Home Challenge, teaches you the skills, habits, routines, and mindsets necessary to maintain the clutter free and organized state of your home from now on, so it'll never be as messy and cluttered as it is right now, ever again.

If you haven't already, make sure to get your copy of this year's Declutter 365 annual calendar here (it's FREE!), find today's date, and do 15 minutes of decluttering on the day's mission. Then, repeat again tomorrow, and again and again. Over the course of the next year, if you do this 15 minutes per day, you'll declutter your whole house!

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Right now you're decluttering your papers and files, and there's a lot of types and varieties of these around your home.

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I've done the hard work of breaking down these tasks into smaller more manageable steps for you, so you don't get overwhelmed or worry you're forgetting a task, and you can go at the pace you want, whether that's fast or slow.

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Other Printable Forms You May Like

Here are some additional printable forms about food storage, including other cheat sheets with storage times for food, that you may find helpful.

freezer storage times
Freezer Storage Times {Cheat Sheet}
refrigerated food storage guidelines printable
Refrigerated Food Storage Guidelines {Cheat Sheet}
pantry list inventory
Pantry Inventory Form

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