Springtime is an inspirational time to clean, dust, and renew all the nooks and crannies and other crevices that have been neglected during the winter months. It’s also a good time to weed out those extraneous recipes and notes in your family recipe card box or recipe file box.
Spring cleaning your family recipe card box or recipe file box doesn’t have to be a big chore. It can be done while watching your favorite TV reality show (all you multi-taskers take note), waiting for your hair-color to reach maximum tint, or riding in a car during a lengthy trip. All you really need is a bag for discards, and a small surface for sorting.
Tidying out your family recipe box can be fun
You can make spring cleaning your family recipe card box or recipe file box into a fun activity – in a treasure-hunt kind of way. You’re bound to find a whole host of recipes you’ve forgotten about. And you might even find some long-forgotten to do list that disappeared one day absent-mindedley into the recipe card box along with some grocery store receipts!
You and your family can find real inspiration when you’re spring cleaning your recipe file box. Give sections of the recipe box collection to others in the family to sort. They might find some recipes they’d like to try as they sort through the old recipes and notes.
What to do with favorite old family recipes you’re not using
When you’re spring cleaning your family recipe card box, you don’t have to be totally relentless. If there are old family favorites that you don’t make any more but don’t want to lose sight of, you can transfer them into your family cookbook before discarding from your recipe card file.
Once you’ve finished thoroughly spring cleaning your family recipe card box, you can sit back with a sense of accomplishment, feeling satisfied that you have a new slate to work from. No doubt, you’ll have identified a bunch of forgotten recipes that you’d like to get reacquainted with so you can start planning some new menus.
And, just think, you can look forward to collecting new recipes and do it all over again next spring.