I have hundreds of cookbooks in my collection as well as my computer files. I started a recipe box with the name, book or file, page, and brief notes on an index card, filed alphabetically. Each time I try something new I add a card to the file. This way I know exactly where to find it next time!
I found this tip in a magazine, and was thrilled to find it was submitted by a woman who lives very close to me! It's a wonderful way to incorporate all my favs into an easy-find system, instead of paging thru endless books.
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So, I have headsets, charges, earbuds, etc. all over the place. I sat down...well, i tried to sit down, and took the pile that sits on the counter and decided to organize with snack sized ziplock bags and post-it notes in each bag so I know what is what. It is such a smarter, cleaner system. Now, all the bags are in one catch-all box, with labels.
Simple organization for small items
Each week I make fresh batches of healthy tuna salad and vegetable soup. I also have lots of fresh fruit, cut vegies and healthy crunchy snacks around. I'm more likely to choose healthy lunch f ood if there is a variety of prepared, easy options available for me to "grab and go." (see recipe links)
Tuna salad recipe: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=323203
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