Welcome to Day 30 of my month long series “How to Organize Your Kitchen Frugally in 31 Days”. Every day during the month of October I will be sharing an organized space in my kitchen with you. My goal is to inspire you and give you ideas on how you can organize your kitchen.
If you missed it, you may want to read why I’m embracing my outdated kitchen. It might give you a little perspective on why the pictures of my kitchen organization won’t be “magazine worthy”, but helpful for real life organization.
If you’ve been following this series from the beginning, you may be wondering why the posts ended on the 29th day. Sometimes life just happens and you have to roll with it. Sickness set in and prevent me from getting the last two posts published on time. I hope you understand the delay and that you’ll still enjoy the last two posts. 🙂
Today I’m showing you how I organize recipes. One thing I really enjoy is trying new recipes. I get so inspired whenever I look at recipe boards on Pinterest or peruse the tantalizing pictures in my recipe books. Do you have stacks of recipe magazines, piles of printed recipes, or hoards of handwritten recipe cards?
There are so many ways to organize all those recipes, but one of my favorite ways is to keep a family recipe binder. What is in my binder? The recipes my family loves, the meals we eat frequently, and recipes we want to try.
If you have been following my blog, you’ve probably heard me talk about the Duo Binder in the past. If you are new here, I’m happy to introduce you to the Duo! It is a dual purpose binder: a 3-ring binder on one side and a 7-pocket accordion file on the other side. It is my FAVORITE binder to use for organizing recipes!
I work closely with the folks at Inoventions, and when I told them I was going to be sharing my recipe binder with you, they were happy to offer some Duo Binders (and a great bonus!) to YOU so you can make a recipe binder (or whatever other binder you wish) for your family!
I’m also giving away my new Recipe Binder Printable Kit for each winner of the giveaway!
Let’s look at how I organize my binder. These are the supplies I used:
- Duo Binder in turquoise
- Plastic page protectors
- Staedtler wet erase markers
- Avery style-edge tab dividers, 2 sets
I labeled the dividers:
- Recipes to Try (front of tab)/Entertaining (back of tab)
- Main Dishes
The front section of the binder is where I keep our favorite meal plans for breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. Why reinvent the wheel? If something works well, why not make it simple? It’s surprising how difficult it can be to make an entire meal that all six of us like. So if I make a meal that we all like, I definitely want to make it again!
I made a planning printable for Favorite Breakfasts, Favorite Lunches, and Favorite Dinners. I keep the printables in the front of each section accordingly. It makes meal planning simple! Behind the planning pages, I keep the recipes for an entire meal on a single page. I only print the whole thing out if I have time, so not all of our favorite meal plans have made it to the binder yet.
On the planning printable, there is a place to note the recipe source and the time it takes to prepare the meal. It’s a great reference and is easy to glance through when planning. If I haven’t had time to type up the recipes for a particular meal plan, I can still find the recipes since I noted the source on the printable.
Since I keep our family’s favorite meals in my binder, I put a copy of my Weekly Menu Planner in the very front. When I’m planning my weekly menu, I don’t need to constantly wrack my brain for meal ideas. I can easily flip to the section I need, check out our favorites, and plan our menu simply.
I keep my Quick Dinners printable on the left side of each page protector in the “Dinners” section. When we’re short on time or have a busy week, it’s easy to choose from meals we like that don’t take much time to prepare.
Now that we’ve covered what I keep in the front section of the binder, let’s look at the rest of it. As I said, I love looking at and trying new recipes. I print them from online recipe sites or food blogs, and of course find things I want to try in my cookbooks.
I made a Recipes to Try printable where I can jot down the recipe, where I found it, what category it’s in (main dish, veggie, etc.), and whether we liked it or not.
In the back sections of the binder divided by category, I keep recipes that I’ve made that we liked and are worth making again.
Some recipes I’ve printed from online sites:
Some, I’ve torn out of magazines:
Some are fantastic recipes that friends have copied for me. Each category has a printable section divider.
I also have a section for entertaining. I like to keep track of holiday meals and meals I’ve made for entertaining guests that were successful. Holiday meal planning can be stressful if not organized well. My holiday meal planning printable helps keep track of the many parts of our special meals and who is bringing (or making) each item on the menu.
So why is the Duo Binder perfect for a recipe binder? Because of the attached accordion file! In the picture below, you can see the tabs in the binder side. The top flap lifts up to reveal the accordion file.
This is where I keep take out menus in case we have a night where we don’t feel like cooking.
I labeled the remaining pockets with the same categories as I have in the binder. Whenever I find a recipe I want to try, I print it or tear it out of a magazine and store it in the pocket. When I feel like trying something new, it’s simple to choose a new recipe from the file. If we like it, I can put it in a page protector in the binder side. If we don’t like it – I toss it!
How would YOU like to win a Duo Binder and my 19 page Recipe Binder Printable Kit? I have such wonderful news for you: 5 of YOU will have an opportunity to win, PLUS one of the five winners will be randomly chosen to receive a $50 Amazon gift card! How’s that for a great way to start your holiday celebrations?!?!
How Do I Enter?
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Would you like to buy a Duo Binder? You can find them on Amazon here. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can get free shipping!
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The Fine Print
- Five winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter.com to receive a Duo Binder plus the 19 page Recipe Binder Kit from Organizing Homelife.com. ONE of the five winners will also receive a $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of Inoventions.
- No purchase necessary.
- Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
- Entrants must be 18 years or older.
- Giveaway begins Tuesday, November 12, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
- Winners will be e-mailed and announced here on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
- Winners have 7 days to respond to e-mail or new winners will be chosen.
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Karen J says
This binder is so versatile. Love it.
Currently I have a magazine file that I throw all my recipes into until I have time to organize them into my binder. I like the idea of the duo because you can do it all in one place. I love how you keep your takeout menus in there as well!
I love the idea of putting untested recipes in the files!
I would love that Duo binder…it will help organize my growing pile of recipes!
Cynthia hale says
I love following you , such good ideas
Jackie Wolinski says
What a great idea. I am always looking for recipes I cut out from magazines as well as those I have found online so I can give them a try. Love having everything in its place.
Cristyn Kostal says
My favorite part is the dry erase….awesome way to meal plan and not print all the time.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Charlyn Redford says
This would get me started and hopefully keep me organized, My recipes and meal planning need a lot of work.
I love the accordion file attached to the binder! Would be great to use for restaurant coupons as well! I am going to have to get a DuoBinder ASAP!
Deborah G says
I love all the dividers, but my favorite part is the attached accordion file. That would be so handy!
It is SOOOO organized! All of my recipes are in a box and I have to sort through each one to find the one I want right now!
Love this duobinder. I love how you organize the main entree with the sides and the ability to do the whole week clearly. I am very busy and this would be the perfect addition so I do not have to focus time every day on the question “what’s for dinner?”
I like the organization capabilities of the Duo-Binder. It has a place for loose papers like recipe cards, coupons, etc. as well as the ease of a 3 ring binder.
I have watched you use the duo folders and I think it is high time I try one for myself!
I love that the duo binder keeps everything all together. I like the idea of keeping the take out menus with the recipe binder. Great idea!
I love all school supplies but especially love that you get the accordion files!
I love the accordion file attached to the duo binder! Everything I need in one convenient place : )
Love that the Duo Binder can hold take out menus too! We can never find those when we need them!
Looks neat & tidy, and very organised
I love how it keeps everything organized and makes it easy so keep it up
Kimberly H. says
I love the accordion file attached to the binder. This is a fabulous way to keep up with recipes that we want to try!
Shelley leader says
I like that it was everything at your fingertips.
Alexa Deuso says
I love the “Recipes to Try” section. This is such a cute idea! Currently, I have stacks of recipes printed out that get dirty or wrinkled and it drives me nuts! With this idea I won’t have to worry!!!
I love that the duo is both a binder and file system all in one. Such a unique idea!!
Alicia Smith says
I just like the fact that everything is there together. The use of the binder and the plastic page protectors to keep it all organized and looking nice.
Lori Austin says
What a great giveaway! The Duo Binder would be a great way to keep everything in one place & convenient for planning anywhere or anytime!
I love the idea about putting new recipes in the pocket folders.
This is the first I’ve heard of the Duo Binder. What an ingenious idea!! I already use a binder for recipes I like and use frequently, but the accordion file would be a handy thing to have attached to it!
I love the simplicity! And the printability!
Molly J says
I lovr that the Duobinder has the file folder at the back because it acts as temporary storage. 🙂
I really like the versatility of the Duo Binder. It’s great.
This binder would be so helpful for me to plan my meals. I am diabetics and have a hard time planning my meals. I start to then I lose track of everything. This would be great to keep everything together, even my blood sugar logs!!!
I love your Quick Dinners tab and the Holiday Entertaining sections, but, I do love the whole binder and recipe take out menu idea too.
I love the accordion file to help sort recipes until I am ready to use them and file them in the binder.
This is a fantastic way to organize meal plans and exactly what I need to do! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
This is such an amazing idea. I wish that it was around when I was first married and starting a home. I had and still have a hard time getting and staying organized. I will get this for my girls to pass on the timely tips to their girls. Thank you so much for all of the effort that you have put into this. I love seeing the new things that you come up with. Keep up the excellent work!!
Thank you, Suz! xoxox
I love the way you used the Duo Binder here. I have not yet purchased any–mostly because I can’t figure out how many to buy. The Duo Binder is awesome because it has both the binder side and an accordion folder side. It will be a great way to keep all the things I have filed in the binder together with things that I have yet to file–like your recipes to try go in the accordion section until they are approved and can be put in the binder. I plan to purchase several–to use for recipes, like you have, and for my home management binder, as well as organizing coupons and, well, I haven’t figured out how many more uses these have. Love them. Thanks for reviewing them, otherwise I wouldn’t even know they exist.
Jennifer Casey says
I love that you are so organized and it comes at the perfect time for me… I am trying to get organized in our home and this idea is perfect for us.
Diana Jennings says
I love the versatility of the Duo Binder & the colors are awesome! Who doesn’t love a pretty & organized binder? :0)
Kristy Strop says
I love the organization of this!! I am so jealous 😀
Claire Grohskopf says
I love to organize and I’d put jewelry on anything. Which means that the organization must also be pretty. I adore your beautiful binder pages and ideas. I’d be so happy if I received an email from you, please choose me.
My daughter got me started on this. I love it. It has helped me reorganize a lot. Not only in my kitchen but the way I organize our home & our filing system. Thank You for your help.
First off, I think your recipe binder is one of the best put-together I’ve ever seen. I love that this binder gives ample room to keep everything you need together and separated at the same time. It works amazingly well for recipes, menus planning, and party planning. I also love the versatility I see with this binder. I could see my daughter turning this into an art binder for herself; I would love one to organize my paperwork (bills, important papers, taxes, etc); and it would also be great for couponing and homeschooling. The possibilities are endless!
Thanks, Charisse! 🙂
Kim Weatherholt says
Love your kitchen organizing posts, especially this latest on organizing your recipes. I have been trying to organize my recipes here lately. I have so many, I feel like I’ll never get it done!!
LOVE how organized my recipes will be with the Duo binder! Great idea!!
Sarah Helton says
I love two in one organization tools!
I bought 5 & made family organizers for Christmas last year. Would love to make the duo recipe binder for my girls using family recipes.
I love the idea of having a binder and accordion file connected to each other – PERFECT for keeping track of recipes! And a great way to move from disorganized (accordion file) to organized (binder) in do-able steps.
I love how easy it looks to organize everything in it! I would love to win this! I am planning on buying your whole organization bundle soon. We are moving into a new house at the first of the year and I want to start off on the right foot with keeping everything organized and my time and money budgeted!
Elizabeth COok says
I like that the duo binder has a place you can put recipes to try and recipes that are keepers.
I love the accordian pocket attached to it!! What a fabulous way to organize recipes.
Love the combination of the accordion file and the binder!
kristie hansen says
I love your website, i just finished organizing my kitchen cabinet for my launch pad. Would love to win the recipie binder~
Absolutely love this concept for organizing recipes, I find ones I want to try all the time and then lose them. So love the idea of implementing this organization plan.
Love these binders. They are so versatile for all sorts of organizing tasks.
Maria Rivera says
I love the versatility of the binder. I’m a huge binder and folder freak and this has everything I need and love in one!
I love how you can open a section at a time!
I love the fact that there is a place for me to file recipes I’ve clipped along with the recipes in the binder. Very versatile!
Pamela Cross says
What I love about your binder is all things are in one binder. Currently I have a binder that has recipes, then one for take out menus. Plus I have recipes scattered that I have not yet place in my binder. This would eliminate the ones scattered and all would be in the same binder SO much easier to find! Thanks for your giveaway! Have a great day!
Jeanette M C says
I love how organized your binder is. I have one and it’s a complete mess. I’m thinking even if I don’t win I will make a new binder up.
I would love to have the binder for our homeschooling family of six!
Diana Collander says
I love the way you organize your recipes. I see several of these going to my family as Christmas gifts. Thanks so much.
Great idea and awesome implementation! One area that needs major work in my home is my recipes and their lack of organization. Keep up the great work with terrific tools to keep us on track.
The Duo binder looks amazing – especially to use as a recipe binder. All the little bitty recipes that get clipped off of boxes or labels can’t get lost if they’re in the accordion file!
Sheryn Kelderhouse says
Love the two parts to the binder. Its an organizing fool’s dream come true!
Jenene Tucker says
I love that the Duo Binder has the accordion folder attached to put things in that you still need to put in the binder! That way, nothing gets misplaced while waiting to be added to the binder!
Kristin Orth says
I would love to be so organized, and this binder would really help! I love recipes, and could keep my unfiled ones in the expandable pockets.
The binder has a spot for everything I would need for menu planning!
Lacey B. says
This binder is genius. I have a dry-erase menu board for a week at a time but sometimes we have a hard time following it. Then I have a separate binder for recipes. This will help me keep recipes and meal planning all in one spot. Thanks for the helpful tips!!
I love your pages! What a clever idea to have a binder and an accordian file in one.
Nancy Clark says
I take recipes from magazines to try, and they end up in a messy pile where they are totally forgotten. I have needed something like this all through my married years – all 38 of them. I know my husband would appreciate me getting that cabinet organized!
I have never seen anything like this Duo!! I love that it is a 3-ring binder AND an accordion file. Brilliant. And I love how you’ve set this up. Perfect. I just ran across you on Pinterest. SO glad I did!! Thank you!!
I’m so glad you found me, too, Kim! Thanks for visiting. 🙂
I like that the Duo Binder has a place to store things that you don’t necessarily want to punch holes in. I like it that everything can be all in one place and is easy to transport, if needed.
I would love to get one of these binders, I have been trying to organize my recipes for a very long time.
I have a binder I put the recipes in that I want to try..never thought of using a file system..Great Idea! Even if I don’t win, that idea is a keeper!
I love how you can keep everything together and organized in one place! Love it!
I like that the binder has the accordion file attached. Makes it very mobile.
T Sinns says
I need the Duo Binder so I can have a central location to keep up with all the yummy recipes I find. I currently have them in about 20 different places it would be really helpful to be able to just flip to a section and pick one other than trying to remember where all 20 places are.
Rebecca F. says
What I like about the duo binder is that you can keep everything organized in one place whether it be something that needs to be in a binder or something that needs to be in a pocket. Plus, they’re really cute!
Melissa McMillan says
Your website has inspired me to get more organized. I am too grateful for all your ideas and how much detail you have put into your organization. We just moved from a house down sizing to an apartment and we need to get organized because of the lack of room. With the loss of my walking abilities organization is the key. It is just a bit hard to do by yourself when everyone else is at work or school but your ideas have given me the “get up and go” attitude. Thank you so much.
Denise Smock says
I love having the loose recipes attached to the binder
Holly Kimbley says
Love how versatile the duo is..with 9 people to feed, I need something to keep all my recipes in, I seem to have them all over the place
I would love the duo binder to organize my coupons!!! Love the big pockets! Awesome!
I have never heard of these binders but I love the fact that you can keep everything in one binder. I have so many binders I can’t keep up with them all. I am in the process of trying to organize them now. This would be a great way to do that!!!
I love how you use the binder. I use both types and this would be perfect for me. I need to grab a couple for other things around the house.
Cindy Baker says
I love the idea of having files attached directly to the binder! This is GREAT!
Nicole Kendall says
I LOVE that the binder has an accordion style section and a binder section. My current recipe book only has slots for recipe cards, which fall out and there isn’t much versatility to it at all. Plus, there’s no where to put meal plans. This binder has everything you need and it’s NEAT, no papers falling out every time you reach for a recipe!!
Konae Putman says
I love how it all stays together I have several file folders of recipes and they fall out with this they would stay put!
I love the duobinder! I could use at least two, to be honest. I’d use one as a recipe keeper as you have, and one to keep all my son’s important papers in. It would be great to have something that can hold daily notes about behavior, meds, etc, plus all the papers and such that come in, all in one place.
I love that the recipes are organized into meal categories. So helpful!
Everything is all together and organized in this binder, I love it!
Jill Brady says
I love this so clean and easy to keep everything in one spot!! I love that the recipes would be easier to see being a full page rather a recipe card!!! LOVE this!!!!
I have 3 Duo binders and I use them everyday for our homeschool, household binder, and a holiday and hospitality binder. I love the combination binder and accordion file for recipes. This total my new project.
I’m glad to hear you love them as much as I do, Christina! I haven’t used it for our homeschool yet, but you’ve got me thinking! 🙂
I have 3 or more binders…love the way you consolidated it all!
Diane Miner says
The idea of the recipe binder look fantastic to me. I have diabetes and heart failure. I tire very easily and often do not cook despite the desire to do so. Recently, I have found several new recipes I want to try and know that when I am eating better I feel much better. This would help to organize better and follow a better routine and plan ahead and ultimately get healthier!
Thank you for your ideas, they are terrific.
I currently have a system that I love except for one thing – Don’t have one central place to store everything! This binder would be an awesome addition to my meal planning strategy!
I like the organization the binder provides.
I love this idea the Due Binder is perfect I am forever losing my want to try recipes either in the huge pile of other recipes or they end up in the garbage before I have had a chance to try them out.
The dual function of the binder plus accordion was a genius solution! I wish I had thought of it!
Love the area where you keep your take-out menus – that’s awesome.
Chris Zook says
I would Love A Duo To Keep All My Recipes In 1 Place! Love All Of Your Ideas!
Ashley T says
I have a 13 y.o. daughter who is beginning to get involved in helping our family with recipe organization. She would love this!!
Laura @ Casual Fridays says
It’s the pocket – to keep all those loose items! Love it!
This looks awesome – I totally need to get my recipes organized and this would definitely help with that!
I love the DuoBinder because it is so versatile. I can keep clipped recipes in the accordion file until I’m ready to use them when using it as a recipe binder. I love it as a memory book for my daughter’s first year of kindergarten. I keep standard size papers in the binder section, and little things I want to keep in the accordion file section.
Great idea & I love the duo binders!
My question is did you get special dividers that work with the page protectors? My dividers don’t show past the page protectors. Any help would be appreciated!
Oooh! You reminded me that I forgot to mention my solution for that in the post! Thank you – I’ll have to put an update. You can see how I “fixed” the dividers in this post: http://184.108.40.206/~organiz/archives/4758
Thank you, that is what I usually do, I thought maybe you had found somewhere to purchase them. I agree, I totally don’t understand why a company hasn’t come up with this yet.
I can’t wait to get my recipes and menu planning all organized!!
Jana Dirksen says
I like to binder and files combined into one and it look more compact than others I have seen.
What a great giveaway! I’ve been in a meal planning funk…this would hopefully spark my organization and meal planning and get going again. Thanks
Love a binder that can multitask!
Carolee Skinkle says
The duo binder looks like a great way to keep recipes I want to try and to keep the ones I have tried and would like to make again all in one place. Right now I have a file on the computer with lots of recipes that I want to try and also a folder of ones I want to try or have already tried. It’s not a very good system. Thanks for the great ideas you share.
Love the convenience of the binder! You make it look SO easy to stay organized!!
Elizabeth Bovender says
I would love to be able to keep my recipes and my menus all in the same place… Right now they are in there different places..and it drives me crazy… Plus I would love to keep shopping list right in the same place as the menus and recipes… it would make things soooo much easier for me.
Cassandra Aguillon says
I have recipes floating everywhere! I can never find them….I’ve been wanting to take the time to organize, but this seems PERFECT to get me started!!!!
patti a says
Wow, I learned so much on here, what great ideas!
Debra Holbrook says
As a single mom of two girls, ages 10 and 3, organization is key! Not only do I attend an online university (working on my Bachelors) but I also go to tax preparation school so having a recipe binder is key when planning meals. It saves money at the grocery store and it helps you buy only what is needed when you do not have a very big pantry and refrigerator. I think this binder is amazing and I love everything you do on your site…it is truly inspiring!
Thank you Debra! xoxoxo
I love binder for the organization. I have TONS of recipes I want to try, and have cut out from magazines, newspapers but they are all slapped together…and I can never find the one “I know it’s in here somewhere”. 🙂
I look forward to trying a duobinder because I think it would work amazing for both my recipes but also for my budgeting binder!!!
Jennifer Johnson says
I just love the organizational aspect of it all. I am a hot mess with my recipes and meal planning!!
I think the entire thing is the greatest idea ever. I haven’t seen anything like it. Just this morning I was talking to my hubster about organizing our kitchen and getting better with meal planning. Something the Lord has placed on my heart as of late. I have lots of great aspirations, but feel completely disorganized. I love how you keep the “favorite” meals in the front of the sections. We are a family of 6 also, and you are right…….finding something we all like is incredibly hard, so I’d love to have a reminder of the recipes everyone likes. 🙂 We have a REALLY small kitchen, so having something compact like that to help with organization appeals to me as well. I plan on sharing this idea with my friends. 🙂 Hubster calls me the “referral queen.” lol
Thanks Nancy! I appreciate you sharing it. 🙂
No, thank YOU. 🙂 I hadn’t heard of your blog before, so now I’ve been going through your past posts to get ideas…..lol God’s timing is perfect!
It ABSOLUTELY is!
Always looking for ways to organize my recipes. This looks like a winner with room for favorites and room to add new things. LOVE it!
I just love the binder. We are moving into our first home at the end of the month and I think this would help with lots of organizing of papers for bills every month.
Love multi purpose things…the Duo is great for recipes…or tax items or crafts …I’d need many with all I have to save! LOL
Cheri Thomas says
I love how this system turns the frazzled stack of recipes and turns them into a beautiful, easy to find system. Recipes are easy to locate instead of sifting through a stack of odd sized papers & pages. And I love how you mesh the binder with menu planning and take out menus/coupons – what a fabulous system!! I love it!
That accordion file combined with the binder is BRILLIANT!!!
Teri Triplett says
The binder would organize my mess of recipes so I could actually remember I have them and USE them!!!
Don’t worry about missed posts…yo9ur posts are great whenever we get them! Glad you are felling better…I guess the stomach flu is making the rounds..
Thanks for understanding Tina! <3
Sara M says
I love how you can organize recipes or whatever into different categories. It makes it so much easier to plan a meal if you can find the recipe!!
Rachel S. says
This binder looks like it would be great for homeschooling and recipe binders.
My recipes are sitting on top of the microwave, so this would be a great way to help me get organized. Thanks!
Beth Brown says
I like that it’s all in one spot! As a working mother from home who also has 4 kids, this would be wonderful. Currently, I have different binders for different things and so this would be really nice!
Susie Simmons says
Wonderful organization! Im a working mother and I would love to have it all together when teaching my girls to cook.
Sarah W. says
I got the Recipe Binder- Love it! Thanks and thanks for 25% discount code! Also following you on Pintrest!
You bet Sarah! I hope you enjoy it!! Thanks for following me, too! 🙂
HELLEN MITCHELL says
Keeping everything organized is right now my biggest priority, with working from home, networking and homeschooling.
Its an organizing nerd’s dream!
Haha! LOL. You cracked me up Jessica. 😀 It sure is!
Tara H says
I love binders and the fact that this one is made for organizing is a big plus! I need all the help I can get with organizing!
It would be the perfect durable way to organize my recipes/meal plans!
Sherri Rabel says
I like the binder for a couple reasons. I LOVE all the pockets and I like the organization!!
Trish Lopez says
I love the accordian folder attached! I’ve been wanting to put together a binder for all my family recipes and this would be PERFECT!
Clever Colleen says
What I like best about the Duo Binder is obviously that it is dual purpose! 🙂 So awesome!
Stephanie Wood says
I love that it is a binder and a folder! It will definitely help keep everything organized!
Your blog has helped me become more organized at home and I just LOVE the Duo Binder because it helps me keep all of my “mommy” papers together with my Home Management Binder 🙂
Love having pockets AND a notebook!
You can keep everything you need together in one place.
I absolutely love the accordion file. I love the idea of using it to organize coupons. My mother would love this!
Just love how it’s organized period!
I love this idea! I’m always keeping recipes off boxes and packages. This folder would be an awesome way to keep all my recipes together!
I love how you use page protectors and a dry erase marker!
Kristi V. says
I love that the duo binder is a 2 in 1 product. It makes it so much more versatile.
Aimee Greenman says
I love the look if the Duo Binder. Mine is currently homemade and so generic.
I love that it has both a 3-ring binder and the pockets – what a great way to organize both ways in one place!
This looks perfect for organizing recipes – I have tried so many things that don’t work. I think this may finally be THE ONE!!!
I have 2 duo binders and them. I use one for our Homeschool info. and one for bills/spending plans. I have been wanting one for recipes, but haven’t had the extra money. I love your site and all the great ideas you have given. I hope to be as organized as you one of these days!
Angela saver says
I love the accordian file so that I can store my untried recipes in there until I’m ready to add them. Great Ideas, as always!!!!!
Dawn Beviano says
I love the versatility of the duo binder and having everything at my fingertips. My weekly menu is on my fridge, but I still have to pull out the recipes and that is if I can remember which book or piece of paper it is on. This would help streamline my routine!
I love that everything is together in one binder…
I love the accordion pocket attached to it!!
Yea!!! Everything in one place!! I would love to have one of these!
Keena Jones says
I love the fact that it is a file system and binder combined. I am always anal when it comes to organizing and this sytem looks like a cinch to use!
Jennifer Qualls says
What a great idea! My recipes are a mess!
Michelle Harward Shumway says
You are so organized & have so many ideas I LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Love the idea that everything is together…recipes with menus…even having the restaurant menus !!!! Fabulous!
Carolyn S. Ritter says
Those binders are great. I love that things won’t get lost–just put them in the folder part of the binder! So neat!
I love collecting recipes so this binder really hits me as extra-special! This may sound elementary but I am impressed to see your pages are in the plastic holders – this would be nice for when they are removed and may have something spilled on a recipe! I want to say this and I hope you don’t mind because it is in addition to the binder. I LOVE the holder that you have the binder placed in. It is very attractive and would make me like the binder even more – simply because it is eye-appealing. Thank you for the many tips this month.
I have been stalking the Duo Binder on your blog for awhile now. I have something like it in paper form and I have yet to replace it even though it is falling apart. I love the durability it has and the space for all of my Menu Planning that I can use it for!
I think the accordion file pockets on the binder would be a lifesaver. It would be great to have all of my loose recipes filed for easy access.
I love the design, and the whole idea! It’s very hard for me to get organized! I’m pregnant with my first baby girl! She is due on the 16th! So as a new mom, I want to be more organized in the kitchen and this is a great way to be!
Oooh congrats, Leah!!! My daughter was born on the 15th. 🙂 Blessings on you and I hope everything goes wonderfully for you!
Thank you! 🙂
It would make finding my recipes so easy and give me a place to keep our weekly menus.
I love that you have a the 3 ring binder plus an extra area for storage.
This looks amazing! I’m so inspired – I would love to win the binder to help me actually USE the recipes that I have in a giant folder 🙂
I LOVE the accordion file feature along with the binder!!! What an AWESOME idea !!!
Miranda Marsh says
I love that all of your recipe information is on one page…I find myself writing the recipe, page number and where I got it from and it gets overwhelming!
I love that the binder has a filing storage place in front as well as the capability to be used as a binder. So versatile and handy for a stay at home mom such as myself who doesn’t need to keep up with a notebook, recipe book or recipe…it’s all in one place! amazing!
Love this binder because it helps to simplify the organization process! I absolutely love what you have done with the binder!
Ariana McCoy says
Love love love that it is a binder and folder all in one!
Lynn Prucha says
I love the accordion file and the fact that it’s so compact!! Beautiful too!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!
I enjoy the file AND the binder as well as all the colors. I may start my girls on their own kitchen binder, since I have 5 it will be a challenge
I love that the binder has the two different sections! Organizing is so fun & having a duo binder would make it that much more fun!
Vickie P says
I love the binder attached to the accordion file! I could keep all of my recipes together in one place – tried and true recipes in the binder, and recipes to try in the accordion file.
I love the idea of havng easy meal planning at my fingertips. I also love that it is so portable!
Love the idea of having it all at your fingertips and not recipes here, menus there, etc. Love the organization!!!
The Duo would be a perfect way to organize all of my loose recipes. I have all different sizes so they I have to use various ways to keep them neat and organized. Having the Duo to keep all my recipes organized in one place would be wonderful!
neshelle washington says
I love that you can store everything together and not have to wonder where everything is at.
I am the girl this was designed for!!! OI have a binder with a thousand recipes that I have clipped out and put in sleeve protectors. But I don’t have any organization to it. I have also been looking for printables to keep track of my meal planning and this covers ALL of it!! I love it!!!
Debbie Gudenas says
As the old saying goes, the Duo has “a place for everything and everything in its place”! It can accommodate all of my recipe keeping needs and wants!
Allyson Baligad says
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!
Kathleen Brune says
I love the DuoBinder because of the filing section — this looks like a great binder for recipe organizing!
I like the options to put things in pockets and also in the rings in one place.
Karen P says
I love the having a binder and the file folder all in one place
Krista W. says
I bought a Duo Binder earlier this year to use as an organizational aid to my duties as Treasurer for my son’s home school co-op. I love that I can open either the binder or the acc. file alone, or at the same time, and things don’t fall out of either area. It is big enough for me to keep my deposit book, check cancelling stamp, receipts to file later, and much more, all without feeling cumbersome.
I also use the poly slip covers in the binder area to denote items that need to be dealt with (such as reimbursement checks to write), then file them in the file when they’re done. I can always see what needs done for that job. I keep a zippered pencil file in there as well with a calculator, pen, pencil and keys to our lockbox. It all fits and works!
Trina O'Neil says
I love how it is so versatile. Not only can you use it for recipes but you can also use it as the household binder. I have a tendency to carry around all my bills with me so I don’t forget to pay them and this would be perfect for that.
Susan Broughton says
I really want the binder because my recipes are a mess! I can’t find anything when I go to look for it! I really like that there are also areas for the take out too.
Love love love the two in one feature of this binder! Bill paying would be so easy for me!
Pam Kenworthy says
I think the Duo Binder would be very helpful for me to use as part time secretary for the pastor at our church. I would be able to take this to business meetings and have all the information in one place.
Susan Broughton says
I just wanted to let you know that my email address that I follow your blog with is different from the email I entered the contest with because of my Facebook. The one that I follow your blog with is email@example.com there wasn’t a spot to put that on the rafflecopter.
gloria l says
I love collecting recipes. They are all over the place, jotted on scrap paper, back of envelopes, cut out of magazines, etc. I have tried to organize them to no avail. What I love about the duo binder is there is a place to put all the recipes I’ve collected and have yet to try, and a place to put all my families favorites in one place. Thanks for sharing your tips!
Joyce H says
There is so many ways to use this binder.
Convienance, versatile and organized!
Lisa Gardner-Morris says
I love, love the idea of the accordian file, so that I can file the loose recipes until I am able to try them
Excited for a quick reference recipes binder- I get a lot of “Oh yeah people are coming for dinner” memos!
I love that my recipes and takeout menus could be in the same place, instead of scattered throughout the kitchen!
Cia Greenhaw says
I love your ideas!
This is just in time! I’ve been trying to redo my recipe binder and the Duo Binder system will be perfect!
I’m sorry I don’t see the rafflecopter. Am I just missing it?
It should be at the bottom of the post. Occasionally the page loads slowly, so try again and it should show up. If you still have trouble, let me know.
Carol Ann says
What a fabulous concept! I hope I win one but, if not, I will have to order one!
natercia do couto says
what a great place to put take out menus!
Clarissa S says
I love how versatile the binder is, how it’s all right there for you so you don’t have to go searching for that other item while trying to get stuff done.
Duo binder would be great for my weekly menu planning. Much better than just putting it on the refrigerator and then having to get the recipes out of the cupboard. Everything would be in one place!
I’ve been putting off organizing my recipes, and now that I’ve seen the Duo Binder I’m definitely not putting it off anymore. The accordion file is perfect for filing loose recipes and the three-ring binder is perfect for organizing by category.
very super organized and full of amazing advice and tips
I LOVE the DuoBinder. I bought one months and months ago after you raved about them and I haven’t been disappointed. It’s my homemaking binder and stores EVERYTHING I need — it just makes my life SO much easier.
I love the versatility of it. It’s the best thing since sliced bread!
Glad to hear it Molly! Thanks for the update!
Kristine Adams says
Hmmm…what do I love about DuoBinder? A binder AND accordion file all in one!! How can you NOT love it? I also love the price…very affordable…hmmm if I don’t win, I’ll have to get one or two 🙂
Dawn Kaser says
I LOVE the whole thing…but why didn’t I think of putting all the recipes I print into page protectors into a notebook…and having an attached file to put recipes I haven’t tried yet?!? Absolutely love. Definitely getting one of these if I don’t win one!
I love that you have the attached accordion file – very handy!
I like the fact that this binder has a place for all those magazine clippings I’ve kept in a pile!
This system looks like it will be a go-to item in having both the 3-ring & accordion file in one. Love the stretchy cords to keep everything secure!
Love my duo binder. I use it as my coupon organizer.
I love all the different ways you could use the binder and that there are extra places for storage than just a plain binder.
I can keep everything in one place…best binder!
I love how simple it is and easy to follow!
I would love to win this – great ideas and printables to get me organized.
Patsy E. says
These binders look absolutely amazing! They are versatile and easy to use!
Amy P says
Love the whole thing!! I’m working with a separate accordion file and binder,, I had no idea they even made these! I’d like to win one, but I”ll be purchasing one if I don’t. How cool!!!
Janet A says
I love being able to keep the week’s recipes with the meal planning pages!
Luv the colors and all the things it can hold!
Jamie E. says
I love the versatility of the Duo binder.
Mary Ann Martin says
I love how organized the binder looks- everything is well marked & categorized.
I’ve never seen one quite like this, a place to store your recipes in the pockets until you try them, this is great!!
I love that it has pockets and a binder. I love the ones I have and use them all the time!
Diana Shirley says
This binder is perfect for keeping everything in one place, just awesome!!!!
The idea of a three ring binder with an accordion storage pocket is so neat. They go together like PB&J. Way to go who ever invented it.
Tammy @ SkipperClan says
Love the dual purpose of accordion with a notebook!
I love that the binder allows me to keep things for each child separate in the accordion file portion and then the household stuff in the binder portion.
Rachel Brooks says
Love the 2 part divider. It will be a big help organizing the many recipes I clip to try, but am never organized enough to do so! Love the color selections and your great explanation of how you use it so effectively.
I would love to have a Duo Binder to organizing our family recipes we normally use but mostly get all the ones we plan on using if/when ever we are able to open up a restaurant. Its always been my fiances dream to open up his own and I want to get all his recipes together to make a cookbook for him.
kjersta ashton says
I love the organization for kitchen! I would cook more often for my family
I love that you have a page with meal options and the time it takes to fix them. Lets face it, I just don’t have the time to plan more than a few days ahead and sometimes find myself without the time to prepare a meal I planned.
Sandra Houtz says
I love to cook and have tons of my own tweaked recipes … but need some way to organize them all into something that makes sense, especially for my 3 daughters so that they can recreate what I have made 🙂
Catherine Infantino Polachek says
I like that there is an area to keep recipes that I take from magazines or the ones that I print from the internet. Also, the menu lists. I
I can see so many uses for this, I love my “cookbook” of favorites, but it isn’t organized. I also teach school and these binders would be perfect for lesson plans and a place for storing all the copies and handouts I need. I can see many of these in my future!
kayla ruark says
It holds everything in an organized fashion and will save a lot of time. Your recipe binder system looks amazing! I would love to have it.
Laurie Fite says
I always have so many “extra” things that end up in my binders. The accordion pockets of the Duo Binder are perfect for this AND I can be organized!!!!
Sarah Richardson says
Love the accordion!
Shanna Smith says
Love how you have recipes, want to try recipes, quick/favorite meals easy to find!!
Lisa Ross says
Love the versatility and convenience of this binder!
I just love the total convenience of having it all in one place. Thanks for this giveaway.
I Create Purty Thangs
What I like best? Being able to have everything you mentioned at my finertips. Organized all in one spot.
becky wolfe says
This binder would be great because everything can be organized in one place. I need a bunch of these
christa Duncil says
I love that it is a duo because you can have enough room for all you need. The color is great also.
Great binder! You’ve considered all the details with the sections you’ve included.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I win!
Lorraine Ellis says
I think it would be a great way to keep your recipes, shopping list and coupons all in the same place!
It keeps everything right where you need it and together instead of digging through drawers and cook books.
Great binder! Love the addition of the accordion file, would make organizing recipes so much simpler!
Cindy Leonard says
I love the tidiness and organization of it and the accordion file attachment! Right now I have my recipes thrown in a large wicker type box. It’s so frustrating and time consuming to try and find a particular recipe!
Rebecca A says
I love the “two-fold” purpose you got out of this binder. What a great organizational idea!
The binder/accordion file combo is nice – and it seems big enough to handle a good amount of recipes/information.
Becky D says
I love the colors and the accordion!
I originally found this post on Pinterest, but loved the binder idea so much I “liked” both Inoventions and Organizing Homelife’s page. I have several homemade recipe binders, but they all seem to get outgrown quickly. The Duo seems to have the flexibility of storing potential recipes and organizing the favs with room to grown. Very excited about this product! Thx so much for sharing!!
I love the file part for takeout and recipes from magazines I’d like to add to my database.
I love anything that helps me stay organized 🙂
I like the duo binder because it looks like it keeps everything in one spot and it doesnt fall out! Hope I win it! I have so many magazine laying around that need to be went through and recycled
Kelly G says
You should see the binder I currently use. No rhyme nor reason to it really. I have printed recipes stuck everywhere. This would be so handy. I like the accordion file for the recipes I want to try. But I have so many!
An all in one source! Clutter cutter! Lol
What a great idea!! One binder … two uses… I just love things that are all in one!
Patti B says
The binder is a great way to get organized! Love the accordion file and the binder all in one together!
I have Duombinder and love it. I want to buy more.
The Duobinder seems very useful. I will be ordering one!
love the binder! mom of 4 small children. i have tried to organize my recipes for about a year now with no successful system that would work. yours looks awesome! i love the way it’s organized and pulls recipes from different sources into one place. great job!
I love the binder….i am finding i prefer my recipes in this 8×10 book format vs recipe cards….easier to flip thru. 🙂
Lisa M. says
Love the attached accordion file!
Kalpana dave says
I like the page that keep track of recipe source, we often like something on the web, print it out but forget where the recipe came from. Sometimes we would like to go back to the website and see the recipe instruction photos.
I love the way your binder is set up. it is very organized.
I love that the folders work perfectly for the “try these” recipes not yet approved for the binder.
Kate McCoy says
Ingenious idea to put accordion pockets onto a three ring binder. I am always shoving my recipes to try just loosely in my ratty old binder. Ths would work perfectly for me and enhance my existing recipe organizing system.
I like that it has both the binder section and the accordion section because it keeps more things together.
I like the Binder Organization for getting myself set up better now that I am partially disabled and have to really work at keeping on top of things so I can provide meals for myself and my husband.
Tanya Darvell says
I love the duo binder because it is a great way to keep organized as well as keep things off my counters… plus it comes in pretty colors
Great idea with the binder! It would definitely come in handy!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I love that everything is in one place. I have recipes in a folder until I get them sorted and organized. I also have them on note cards and eventually they will get put in my binder… Someday they will make it 😉
Crystal Duris says
I can use the DUO Binder for anything! School, homework, recipes, even as a scrapbook or picture holder!
Deb k says
What I like the most is how you organize the recipes you want to try in the file section. So often I forget to look at my recipes to try on my computer when I plan menus.
I would love to win one of these.
Love the accordian pockets to store take-out menus and recipes that haven’t made it to the binder yet!
I like how any food item needed whether recipe or take out menus are all in the same place. Easy and convenient.
Wow – this is the first time I’ve been introduced the DuoBinders, and I’m kind of in love! I’m also thinking that they’d be great for my kids homeschool!
It is organized and has a place to keep a meal lists when menu planning.
Lori Wagman says
What a great idea! I have recipes in folders but that s it. They are
not organized. There’s a place for everything. This would
definitely help my weekly meal planning.
I love the accordian part for take out menus. Great idea!
Would Love These!!!
The accordion file attached to the binder is so convenient! I’m always using the little pockets inside the covers of binders, but I end up with a mess of papers to flip through. The built-in file would be wonderful to have!
I love how many colors there are!! I can get a different color for each different thing to organize!!
I love that there is a place to put your recipes in that you have not yet put in the binder! I would love to have the recipes all in one place.
I just like the fact that I would have everything within my grasp. I need to organize but since moving things around in the house, my energy has fallen. This could be awesome motivation because I prefer organization.
Sara N says
What I like best…it is all self contained!!! I have piles of loose recipes and countless magazines as well as cookbooks; I am a visual planner..so I love looking at pictures hence why I keep everything!
Courtney Boschma says
I like that you can store loose clippings and recipe cards in the expandable file!
I love how everything is super organized. All my recipes are currently in a big envelope 🙁 Would love to win this!
I love the accordian file WITH the binder. Right now I just use one folder for recipes and one folder for fast food coupons/menus, this would be nice to have it all in one and be able to organize the recipes by meals.
I love how easy and organized it is! Love the colors and layout.
Wow! Love Love Love this binder. A recipe binder is one of those projects always “in progress”. This binder is exactly what I have been needing to motivate me. Its amazing how simple things like post its, a labeler and binders can make me so very happy!!!
Terri A Weiss says
Love your info! I bought a Binder at Staples but not happy with the actual Binder, would love yours! Everything else is perfection, has really made my life so much easier! Thank You!
I love that I can put recipes in that I have found instead of a folder and then wonder where they are. If everything is together for menu planning then it is easy to find.
Kathy Gatton says
Just what I need, been looking for this.
I Love having it all in one place and easy to find This binder is Great..♥ Ideal ♥♥♥
It’s so ORGANIZED!! .. something I have yet to do with my recipes. Love it!
I love it’s versatility!
Lori George says
I love how unbelievably simply organized it lets me be. I’m in kind of “use it or lose it” mode and this would so keep my “out of control” recipe collection in check!
Galloway OH (Columbus)
Love the printables!
I like that it has a place to keep not only all my recipes organized, but the take- out menus as well.
love the attached accordion folder which I’d probably use for those “to be tried” recipes that might not yet be keepers. I have my printed recipes shoved into various cookbooks – very disorganized!!
Jen M. says
Looks like the perfect way to organize the disaster that is my recipe collection!
I think the binder has so many great uses. I’ve tried in the past to organize all my recipes. It was partially successful. I think having this binder could make it fully successful.
Stephanie Olmsted says
I like that you can file and have a binder. Would be great for this coming year… hubby retirees from Navy. Tracking Navy stuff, job search, house hunting.
I am new to your blog and am loving it! So glad I found it in time for your 31 days of kitchen organization! I LOVE your recipe binder! I have been looking for a way to organize my recipes without having to spend hours typing out all my recipes to fit them in a binder. This way seems so much simpler and way more efficient and would save me hours of time! Thank you so much for sharing!
I have one similar to this, except for the accordian “dual” part, what a great idea.
Denise G. says
I love that there is a place for everything.
Laura Wiant says
I would love this! It would keep your meal planning and recipes right at your finger tips. Plus you can add new recipes. With kid activities in the evening, this could be lifesaver for having healthy meals on the table before all the activities.
Kristal Alton says
I love the duo binder for its multi-purposes!
I would love to have to time, and this binder, to get me more organized. 🙂
I love to try new recipes and this notebook is just the perfect organizational tool to keep them in. Love it
I love the versatility of this binder / file. I know it would be perfect to organize home emergency plans & family vital records — such as insurance, birth certificates, etc. to maintain in the safe.
MEAGAN COOPER says
The accordion file is the coolest to hold all those tiny recipes that we collect.
It is so convenient to have everything in one place. There are many things that I need in a binder but not all of it can be hole-punched. I love that the duo binder allows you to incorporate everything into one binder.
Pamela Szczesniak says
It looks great! I have been looking for the perfect way to organize my recipes.
I absolutely love this binder! It would be perfect not only for recipes, but I can see my coupons going into this binder perfectly!
Liz E says
I love the idea of a Duobinder. It’s such a convenient tool to keep all my “scattered” recipes in one place. Actually, I can see many uses for the Duobinder!! 🙂
Jen Mc says
love the “dual” purpose of the binder, great idea –
Anita Vigil says
I love everything about your recipe binder. I have been on the fence about getting the Duo Binder, but seeing the way you have expertly put the recipe binder together has changed my mind. Thanks so much for all the great ideas.
I love your website!! I am always struggling on how to create a great system that works with my family and will remain organized. One of our problem areas is the kitchen and dinners. I really enjoy experimenting with different recipes, however, not everyone in my family likes change. We have come to a compromise that I can try new recipes so many times a week, but we need to have have ‘normal’ or ‘already tried and liked by everybody’ dinners the rest of the nights. This Duo Binder would definitely help me keep all these recipes straight. Thank you SO much for all your great tips! I frequently read your blogs for inspiration!
kelly zusan says
i love that you can keep everything in one spot.
Lynne Love says
everytime i look at the duo binder i think of so many uses for it
I love this binder/file! It could be used for many things! Meal planning, organizing/planning scrapbook pages, child’s awards and momentos, future sewing or crafting projects, and so much more!
Shawna Mason says
I like the idea of having everything in one place with the duo binder. I could just grab it and go to plan dinners while I am waiting for the kids at lessons. I also like the colors!
Elaine Sullivan says
Love the accordian file at the back–way to keep ME organized!
Amber C says
I am obsessed with binders and have been looking for a way to organize my many printed recipes and meal planning ideas. This is PERFECT!
Chrissie Hager says
I love the accordion files for storing magazine recipes! This looks like an awesome tool to keep my kitchen running smoothly!!!
LOVE this! I want to get everything in ONE place!
love that the duo binder has both a binder and folders! Now i will have a place for all my loose and odd sized recipe papers!
Stevie Luplow says
I LOVE that it’s a binder and file folder in one! So helpful! I have so many ideas for these Duo Binders it’s not even funny!
Denise Stufflebeam says
I love that the Duo binder has pockets to store things in and is a 3-ring binder as well. It looks ultra-helpful. Now, if only having one would suddenly make me all organized. I’m definitely a work in progress!
the binder would help me soo much because it has everything there in one place instead of all over. I wouldn’t have to look in about 3-5 different places for coupons, recipes, dinner ideas, menus, etc.
Ronisha Jones says
I LOVE the quick dinners idea! I am a single mom to a 3 1/2 month old baby girl and quick SAVES MY LIFE!! 🙂
Love the pockets for storage!
Mildred Cook says
Love the menu planning pages along with the storage and pockets 🙂
Mildred Cook says
Love the pockets and menu planning all in one place
I love the duo binder. So many options. I can go ahead and cut out the recipes I want and put them straight into a file (the duo file section), instead of leaving them in my magazine rack until it is so full I have NO choice but sit down and look through. Then use the binder part for the recipe binder you created! Love it
bobbie carrigan says
I love that it is all in one – place to store and easy access to everything.
Jamie Myers says
Love how you organized your recipes in the binder. I’ve been toying around with how I can do that for my family and this would be perfect!! I’m usually pressed for time on what to make and this would make things so much easier!!
Cynthia Terherst says
I would absolutely love to have this duo binder so that I may become organized and have a way to make meal planning smoother!!
Love the idea of the attached accordian file for holding new recipes before adding them to the notebook! Neat idea!!!
that’s it has so much versatility and the bright colors and it’s ALL in one place!! I have about 4 different recipe binders I have started and yet to finish!!
Love the idea of having everything in one place. Will help me organize all of my recipes.
I love that it is 2 in 1!
Tammy B says
I like the accordion file attached!
I will finally get organized!
I like how organized the whole binder is…i keep attempting to organize all my recipes but i get overwhelmed. This would be the perfect way to start!
I love how everything is in one spot! This would work perfect for my family!
I am really excited to try out this binder. I have so many clipped, printed and saved recipes to organize. What a great way to start!
Billie Jo says
I love this binder!! The organization is exactly what I need! Quick Dinners, planning, recipes, I would use this weekly, if not daily! What a wonderful idea!
Consolidation of everything in the Duo Binder is great!
Nikki Chaney says
This is exactly what I have been looking for to help organize my coupons, dinner plans, repeat recipes and help me become more organized. I’ve been following you on FB and have been making some changes to get more organized!!
This Duo-Binder is everything I’ve been trying to achieve. We’re getting ready to move and I’ve had to pack away my cookbooks. Which is fine besides the fact that I need some of the recipes in them. If I had one place to store all of my go-to recipes that would be perfect! It’s got the place to store my misc. ones and then everything else! Absolutely love love love it!
I like that it is dry erasable
I love the attached accordion file which makes it so functional.
Looks like a great 2-part organizer that I could use.
Stefanie Grundahl says
I love that there’s a place for recipes to try and a separate place for recipes already tried and liked.
Jessie burton says
The duo binder makes it so easy to place current papers in the binder, and file the previous papers I don’t want to get rid of but don’t need immediately visible in the accordion file part! So handy for organizing everything!
I would love to have a place to organize and store recipes. This binder would be so helpful.
kris ruda says
I can finally get rid of all the little pieces of paper with recipes written on them
What a great way to keep favorites recipes organized. Would so love this. I was just starting to try to organize mine but your method is so much better! Thank you!
First of all, I LOVE your posts! You inspire me to get better organized, both to stay sane and keep things in order for my family! I especially appreciate the freebies, as I am on a VERY strict budget. I have yet to get a duo binder, simply because I am trying to “upcycle” the ones I already have and those that would have otherwise been tossed in the garbage. I would LOVE to win, anything really! Thanks so much for the opportunity, and keep up the good work!
Thanks Alisha, I appreciate your sweet comment! <3
Lisa T. says
It looks really practical, and an awesome way to help meal plan.
I love how you have everything in one place. makes it so much eaiser to find what your looking for. I have lots of magazines to search through everytime I want to make something a saw at another time. having that binder would help keep things organized better for me.
Would love to win this and get all my recipes passed down from my family. This is awesome!
I like that everything would be contained together! Currently i have a recipe binder anda recipes to try box so the Duo Binder would improve my life greatly! 🙂
Beth Batta says
I like that everything located in an easy to find place!! What a time saver!
Rosalynd Woodfin says
This binder/file duo looks fantastic! I want one for my sewing studio and my homemaking planner!
I love the attached accordion organizer! So handy!
I love how it can be used for so many different purposes to make organizing easier and more efficient!
I love the way you have organized recipes and meals using the duo binder. I would love to copy your system!! Thanks for the opportunity.
Lauren Lynch says
I really like the accordian style of the Duo binder. I feel like it would be a good coupon holder along with my dinner plans. 🙂
I is well put together
This is a great idea! I have so many recipes as does my daughter. If I win, though, I will be giving it to her as a gift. She’s a young wife and mommy and loves to cook and try new recipes, just like her mom!
I have had a ball not only organizing my kitchen but also my bathroom too. Thanks for all the Great ideas. My husband is most impressed with the organization under the kitchen sink. I put the bar up to hang all my spray bottles which gave me so much more room for all my other items. Who would have thought some thing so simple could be such a big space saver.
The Duo Binder would definitely be another organizing tool for my kitchen. The recipe section of the kitchen is a mess and this could be a great asset to fixing it.
Theresa Pitts says
I would love that Duo binder…it will help organize my growing pile of recipes! Such GREAT IDEAS
Paula Coley says
favorite things are organization and storage. love the dry erase too!
love the multifunctional aspect!
Oooo! This is right up my alley! I just started seeing a nutritionist to help me plan meals for when I return to work from my maternity leave. I’ve never seen a duo binder, but I LOVE the idea of keeping menus and recipes in the same place!! Great giveaway!
Adrienne Marie says
I just love that the colorful Duo Recipe Binder has everything I need in one place! I especially like the idea of incorporating quick last minute meals and regular breakfasts. (I hope I win!)
Kimberlee gill says
I would love to finally get organized. Love to have a system that has already been tweaked and perfected to ease me into this organized routine without the obstical of trying to design my own system. This seems to hold me back from accomplishing my goal every time.
what I like/love about the duo binder is that it is the perfect system to keep everyone organized, whether it be for the kitchen, office, home, work, etc……..its a fabulous system!
I love the binder combined with the file pockets.
I’ve never seen one of those before! I must try it!
I love how easy it would be to use and add too, right now I have folder’s and notebooks jammed full of recipe ideas. with really no order. It is so hard to find what I am looking for. I also like the sheet that keeps track of meals your family likes, and company meals that would be so helpful. Thanks for all your amazing ideas!
Liz Perez says
I love that I would have all I need, in one spot.
Kimberly Johnson says
Right now I love everything about it. My recipes are wrote on anything I can find and stuffed in a binder that is on my bookshelf. Every time I take it down, I have to make sure I hold it a specific way so everything doesn’t fall out. The folder on the back is awesome since my take out menus are taking up space and magnets on the frig.
Jennifer Galbraith says
I love all the bright colors. makes me want to get it out and look at it. It also looks simple and easy to use.
Lisa Nesbit says
The Duo is a great idea. I think I could find many uses for it.
Kris J says
I love the idea of putting recipes from magazines in the file part until you try them. I have been needing to revamp my recipe book and this has some excellent ideas I can’t wait to try!
Jess K says
I love everything about this binder!! With both of my babies growing and eating more I have to start coming up with healthy wholesome meals on a budget. Organization is key! The duo binder will do just that.
Adela C says
The duo binder is a great binder for organization beginners just like me, 🙂 New at this but totally hooked!!!!!
Angie Garbark says
You are an inspiration. I just started following you from a picture on Pintrest. I wonder how many binders do you utilize in your life?
Cheri A says
I’m a new fan of this site. It’s always a “job” to decide what to make for the week. I would love an easy system, and I love the pretty printables!
I like that the menu planner and grocery list are all on one page. Kept with favorite recipes, this would make menu planning a cinch!
Well honestly, I like all of it. Right now my recipes are in a canvass bag in the den! I would love to organize them with this system, because I have some on recipe cards, some from magazines, some printed off the printer. This would allow me to keep the larger pages without having to copy everything onto recipe cards. I think that’s why I never finished this project.
Wendy S. says
I love the idea of using the accordion file for untried recipes! I’d love to win one of these! 🙂
I like how everything is in ONE spot!
I love that I can slip a recipe into the accordion file quickly and then into a page protector if we like it. All in one is great. I went and bought 2 of them after you talked me into it!
Laura P. says
My daughter and I have been looking for a way to organize all of our recipes….including recipes yet to be tried….what a great way to organize! Thank you so very much!!
Sugunya McKinney says
I love the Duo Binder because you can keep all thing food in one place!
I love that accordion folder! So great for all the little clippings of recipes!
Lori Kay says
Love the organization. I clip or print recipes all the time but they just build up. This is very helpful!
What a great “all in in one” idea the duo binder is! That is what I like best about it.
I don’t own one of these binders, but your ‘s sure seems efficient! I think I like the “efficiency” factor the most.
I am always looking for a good way to store my recipes. I usually keep them all over the place. Some are stuffed in cookbooks or a box. I love that this will organize them all in one place that will be easy to find for my or my family.
I love that the accordion folder is attached to the binder, and that it makes the filing of recipes so much easier!
Heather K. says
I like that it has files and a binder in one. And closes up nicely so nothing is dropped out.
I was already using a binder but the organization of the one you provide is awesome and will give my ideas on how to update my own. Thanks
This is the perfect solution to my recipe mayhem!!
Kari H says
I love anything organization, of course, but also the pretty colors!!
Julie Coryell says
I love that this is both a binder and an accordion file!
Dana Hess says
Love the accordion file possibilities
Sandi S. says
I love how easy it is to follow and it would SO help me get organized!!
Laura Fries says
Would love this. But don’t know if it is more an organizational fantasy!
Looks like it would make life much easier!
I love the colors and organization !
Jenny Hullett says
I would love this! I am really trying to plan ahead now.
Lee Anne Boyd says
It’s really the best of both worlds – binder and “to try” file.
I would love to be more organized!
I love how the binder is organized by section! It makes it so much easier to find your recipes!
I would love one of these binders. It would be helpful to have everything in one place
Julie Kreigh says
wow wonderful ideas, hope I win the free binder
Right now all my recipes I want to try are scattered. I need to get all my recipes to try, fav recipes, meal plans, shopping lists and coupons in one place. Oh and it’s cute – I can’t just use something because it’s functional, it had to be cute, too 🙂
I love how it is all together mine is all over the place and chaotic
Stephanie Jordon says
I love that it is one binder that does the job of 2…less clutter and easy to keep in kitchen nice and pretty!!!!
I love this Binder because it’s simple, practical, and organized 🙂 I think my Husband could even use it and add to it!
Pam Lewis says
A binder like this would be so helpful organizing all my stuff.
I love the idea of having an all-in-one system. This might just get me back into (& stay) meal planing lol
I love the pocket for all my extra papers!
The bright colors….the large tabs…the way the whole thing goes together to make life just easier…that’s what I love about this binder!!
I’m trying really hard to become more organized. Thank you for your help!
I have been looking for something to put all my recipes in!!! Exciting!!!
What a great way to keep recipes organized! This binder is amazing!
Lisa Marjama says
recipes to try tab is genius!!!!
I love all the organizational ideas!
I do daycare in my home so it is important to me to serve healthy meals and a variety of meals. This binder would help me organize my home business and my personal life. What a great idea it is. Thanks
I have a recipe collection that could use some organization. This would be great to have!
I love that it’s a binder and a folder all in one. Thanks!
I love the idea of using the Duo for recipes you want to try and having the option to quickly toss or file in the binder section if it’s a keeper! This would definitely save me from having stacks of papers and printed recipes jammed in my cabinet!
Robin Rand says
I love having the accordion files for untested recipes.
I love how it is divided up and so well organized.
It is a great combination, 3-ring binder with so many pockets!
Rebecca Kennedy says
I love how colorful the planner is!
debbie bellamy says
Love the versatility of this binder. .. easy to add and remove
Love the color coding and organization!
Karen Knight says
I know having the accordion-like files would be perfect for all my recipes used, favorites and ones to try someday. I’d love to win this!!!
Linda G. says
I love the dividers, the accordion and the way that you have menus on one page and a place for take outs.
Pat Frank says
Oh, this looks like the best binder! I love all the sections and ways to organize so many things! This would help me in getting my recipes organized which are in one big pile and in no order, so when I need something, I have to search, search and search! I love the way you have organized your recipes and your organization gives me so many ideas and inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these wonderful binders!
Jen Sonnier says
I am so unorganized with my recipes. I love that this is a folder to hold full size pages and the pockets to hold cards and smaller papers taken from magazines.
I love that it’s used for organizing recipes– making meal times easier
I love that the Duo is both a binder and an accordion file holder! so much organization in one little thing!
I love the idea of having recipes organized for nights I feel like cooking and all of those menus for nights I don’t, all in one place!
Alyssa B says
It has everything that I’ve been looking for!!!!
Greta Q says
I had never seen one until today. I absolutely LOVE it!!! Kudos to the person or people who came up with the idea! An accordion file and a 3-ring binder all in one! Two of my favorite organizational tools combined into one. I like the bold colors, I like the tabs in the accordion file part, and I like the fact that it seems easy to use.
suzy gray says
I have my recipes in a big bag right now. When I need a recipe I sit down and go through the whole bag. Sometimes it takes me an hour. Lol. I need an incentive to finally get these recipes under control. Would love to use this system. It looks like the answer to my prayers!!!!
Rose Wilson says
This would be such a great way to keep my recipes all in ONE place! I have some in a recipe box some in a folder some magazine clippings on my desk and take out menus in a kitchen drawer! It would be sooo nice to put all of that in one easy place! And I would love to start planning meals! This organizer is so cool it would make me start!lol
Kamie Feagle says
Love how the binder does double duty! Wish I had know about them way before! I have four boys and with each of their births I bought a binder to hold all their hospital information as well as papers from their doctor to have in one place, this binder would of done such a better job!
It looks easy to organize with.
I love that the binder keeps everything in one place! A BIG asset to someone like me who’s constantly misplacing things!
Jane T says
I like the binder because you have done all of the organizational work for us. Especially helps people like me with few of these skills.
I love that I can put “to try” recipes in the file and then have a permanent place to keep them in the binder. Awesome idea!
I would love to have this accordion file to corral all my loose recipes.
Right now my recipe binder is quite outdated and the “loose” papers that aren’t in the binder are falling out of the binder pockets. Once I trim them down, the accordion portion would do a much better job keeping things organized AND useable. Love the mulitasking features of the DuoBinder — I could really use a few of these for different areas of my life, actually.
Sybil Harlow says
I like that the duo binder combines the accordion system with a regular binder, I have a stack of recipes that I haven’t tried along with favorites and a regular binder has not worked out for me previously.
I love this binder!!! What a wonderful idea having the accordion file and the binder all in one product. I’m ordering several but I would still love to win one with the Recipe Planner Pages too!!
Rita Baker says
I would love to get all my recipes and all of my mother’s recipes to get organizes. It would be great to have them in one place.
Melissa L. says
I love that everything is so organized!
Patty Minger says
Enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for all your great tips and information.
Ceil Sheehan says
I’m a function person and love to organize. This is a great product and process I would like to use.
I only wish I could be as organized as you!
What a time saver!
This would be such a help to me!
I couldn’t figure out how to get the tabs past the page protectors, and I found your instructions at this link: http://220.127.116.11/~organiz/archives/4758
That is a great idea that might be helpful for others putting their binders together. Thanks for the great printables and ideas. I’m gonna go update my binder now! 🙂
Elizabeth curtis says
I would love to win a doal binder to organize my life.
Lisa Nagle says
I would love to win this, it is just a couple of days before my birthday and this would make a great gift to myself!