I use a filing system and really like it - but sometime you want to pull things off the shelf and have them in a book or binder format. For example :: recipes. I have a huge ungainly recipe binder full of all kinds of recipes I never use. So I started over with a new binder only filled with the recipes I make over and over again. I put all the recipes into clear plastic sheets so I can read them but keep them clean and I marked the side of the binder so to make things even easier. I also have a notebook with all kinds of cleaning, organizing and decorating ideas. Once you have a place to put things it makes it so much easier to fill those places up with good accessible ideas!