Thanks for all of the interest in my Food Storage Binder! There are a lot of ways to organize a binder like this, so customize your own binder once you’ve got a feel for how you’ll use it. Here is how I organize mine:
First I bought a cute 2” binder online (it even has my name on it), chose some divider tabs, and got started. Here are the tabs that I chose to include:
This section I divided by type, i.e. Appetizers, Pasta Dishes, Breads, etc. I keep all of my recipes in vinyl sheet protectors. These protect them from splashes and spills. I use full page ones for recipes I printed from my computer and divided ones for recipe cards. (I still have recipe cards that my grandmother wrote!)
|Keep favorite food storage recipes in your binder.
Food Storage Inventory
I always keep a hard-copy inventory of my food storage. If the power goes out I can still plan meals without going through all of my storage. I can also keep track of what might need to be added. This section is divided by food type: Fruits, Dairy, Grains, Meats, and so on.
I try to plan menus using recipes with some of the same ingredients. This way I won’t have too many different cans open at the same time. This one is divided by Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Holidays.
|Plan menus, shopping lists, and recipes to try.
Recipes to Try
When I Replace a new recipe or I want to convert a current recipe I put it in this section for my next recipe test day.
When I Replace an item that has worked well in recipes, or something that my family really likes, I add it to my shopping list along with any other items that I may have used with it in a specific recipe. I also keep my current Emergency Essentials catalog here. If something that I need to replace is on sale I will buy it in bulk.
This little binder has been a big help in keeping my food storage organized. Everything that I need is always in one place.
When you are making your Food Storage Binder, remember to be creative and have fun! Good luck!