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Monday, December 12, 2011

Welcome CLEAN MAMA with her giveaway!

Have you heard of Clean Mama?  First of all, she has the BEST name {wink, wink}. Becky is the force behind the incredible powers of keeping her house spotless and clean by doing a little bit everyday! She has also got an amazing giveaway for YOU today! She's going to show you some organizing today, also!

She has 2 $25 gift certificates to her Etsy shop printables!!  These aren't just your ordinary printables, they are so well-thought out. Plus, some of them are EDITABLE, meaning you can change them to the way you want. So, without further ado...here is Becky from Clean Mama!
Hello Organizing Made Fun readers!  My name is Becky and I blog about all things organized and clean at Clean Mama.  I also have a fun, organizational printable business called Clean Mama Printables - I have a giveaway and coupon code for you at the end of this post!
Today I'm going to share with you how I organize my recipes in binders - this could also be a fun and inexpensive project for holiday gifts. 
I love to cook and bake and peruse cooking magazines and online cooking sites.  Combining all of these things into an easy, accessible personal cookbook is fun for me and has been super helpful in the kitchen.  I have two Recipe Binders - one for Cooking and one for Baking/Desserts. 
Here's what you need to make a binder:
  • 3-Ring notebook (2 if you want to make a Cooking and a Baking/Desserts binder - I started with one and morphed into 2)
  • Clear Plastic Sleeves - look at an office supply store or Costco and buy a big box of them - you'll save money in the long run (or just hole punch printed recipes and forget the plastic sleeves)
  • Cute 12x12 inch scrapbook paper - I bought a food-related pack at a local craft store
  • Cardstock to back the labels for the subject dividers
  • Paper cutter to cut down the scrapbook paper and to trim edges of recipes (if necessary)
  • Label maker to make labels for subject dividers
  • Packing tape (I like the Scotch Tear-by-Hand packing tape
Here's how to get started:
Decide on what sections you want in your binder(s).  In my Cooking Binder I have - appetizers, salads, breads, vegetables, soups, pastas, pizzas, poutry, beef, holiday recipes, canning recipes.  In  my Baking/Dessert Binder I have - candies and snacks, cakes and frostings, desserts, pies and tarts, cookies and bars, holiday desserts, muffins and quick breads.  Start pulling out favorite recipes from magazines, printing from websites, and copying favorite recipe cards.  Maybe you have a stack already - here's a perfect way to organize them! 

Cut scrapbook paper to fit the binder cover and page protectors for the different sections.
 Using a label maker (you could also write these out or print from computer and cut to fit) print out different sections vertically.
Cut small strips of cardstock (3/4inch wide) and attach labels to cardstock - trim excess cardstock
Place cardstock on packing tape and attach to page protectors.
Start organizing your recipes and start cooking!

Looking for some printable organizational tools?  Check out my Etsy shop, Clean Mama Printables.   Use the code 20OMF for 20% OFF your entire order! {That's 20+OMF}
Want a chance to win some?  I'm giving away 2 - $25 gift certificates to two OMF lucky readers.  

You have FOUR ways to enter:
  • Visit Clean Mama Printables and come back here and let me know what you'd use your gift certificate for should you win.
  • Tweet about this and you get another entry {come back and leave a comment saying you did}.
  • Tell your Facebook friends about this giveaway OR "like" Organizing Made Fun on FB {come back and leave a comment saying you did}.
  • Become a follower {or email subscriber} to OMF and leave me a comment about it! If you already are, just say so!
That's it! Once you do any {or all} of those you have entered the chance to win one of two gift certificates!! Hurry, you only have until DECEMBER 18th at 3 PM {PST} time to enter!!! The winners will be posted on Monday, December 19th at 10 AM {PST}!! 
Giveaway has ended!!

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