Here's an example of how cluttered my brain is and how this app has totally helped. About a month before school got out, I was cooking dinner. I keep my recipe book in a cabinet above the microwave. I have about 15 years of recipes in this binder. I'd like to say everything was hole punched and filed behind the correct divider, but that would not be true. Every time I had to get out this recipe binder, I put myself in danger of dropping it on my head and scattering roughly 200 loose recipes all over my kitchen. It was bad. So finally one night, I grabbed my phone and added "organize recipes" to my list. I knew this wouldn't get done until school was out, so I entered it on the first week of my summer vacation. Then I forgot about it until the day it came up. See? It totally reduced my brain clutter!
You'll be happy to know after that whole story that I did in fact get the joy of crossing that task off on my list this past week. I wish I had a before picture so you could see the mess that was my recipe book. Here's where I had everything before. My mom got me this recipe binder when I was about 14 so it's definitely a keeper.
I hole punched all of my loose recipes, organized them by category, and put them behind the correct divider. Oh, sweet organization! But after three years of serious food blog following and Pinterest recipe pinning, I had outgrown this recipe binder. So I took all of my main dish and dessert recipes out and put them in their own separate binder. Now I know what recipes are in each binder and I have room to grow in both of them. Not to mention, making dinner is a lot less hazardous for me now! Of course, I had to make a cute binder cover. It makes me happy!
Here's to crossing things off your to do list! :) Happy organizing!