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How to organize your cookbooks...

- Friday, January 06, 2017

Nothing is more frustrating than ransacking your cookbook collection for a favorite recipe. Chaos can get even the most creative of spirits in a foul mood. That’s why organizing your cookbooks is so important and a great way to ring in the New Year. Here are some tricks.

Separate your most often reached for cookbooks from the others. Store these in a spot away from your stove where they won’t get greasy, like a cabinet with doors to protect them. 

As for the rest of your cookbooks, store them in a place where they are easily accessible so you can pull them out when you want to do some more in depth research about what meals to prepare for family and friends.

Now it’s time to assess all your cookbooks, especially the ones not used on a regular basis. Consider arranging your cookbooks by cuisine. Keep Asian cookbooks together, creating categories by country. For example, Mediterranean could be broken down by Greek, Italian, Spanish and Turkish.

You could also group your books together by theme. Pizza, holiday entertaining, vegan, barbecue, desserts, slow cooker, etc. are all examples.

It’s a good idea to assess your cookbook collection once a year and purge what you haven’t used. This will create more space for future cookbook buys.

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