Yes, there are ways to Go Paperless in the kitchen, Learn 3 paperless solutions you can start using today!
Last Updated: December 2020
You made it to the final week of Going Paper-less month in the Organize & Refine Your Home Challenge!
Way back in Week 1, you learned the basics of going paperless. Moving onto Week 2, you established a paperless workflow. Last week you explored several paperless home office solutions. That brings us to week 4, where we’ll explore ways to go paperless solutions to use in the kitchen.
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3 Paperless Solutions to Use in the Kitchen
1. A Digital Recipe Book
Have you ever had the frustrating experience of being unable to locate a favorite recipe, because you can’t remember whether it’s in one of your cookbooks, pinned to your Recipes board on Pinterest, or located on a page that’s been ripped out of a magazine and stuck in a folder somewhere?
Centralizing all of your recipes in a searchable digital recipe book saves you from this frustration. Not only do recipes become easy to locate, they become easily sharable AND portable (so you can access them anywhere). You’ll also be able to free yourself from another category of paper clutter
2. Digital Meal Planner
For those of us still using a meal planning printable, imagine how having access to a digital database of favorite family meals would streamline the weekly meal-planning process.
3. Digital Grocery List
How many times have you gone to the grocery store and banged your palm on your forehead as you realized that your paper grocery list is on the kitchen counter?
Using a digital grocery list means that you’ll always have your list with you since most of the digital solutions allow you to access your list from all your devices.
Best Apps for Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping, and Recipe Management
There’s a whole universe of ways that you can organize and manage your recipes, grocery list, and meal planning digitally. Conduct a basic Google search, and your head will begin to explode when you see the countless online services and apps that are available.
After doing a bit of research, you’ll begin to see particular services & apps that are super popular and highly rated. They are “all in one” digital food management solutions–you can store recipes, keep/share ongoing grocery lists, and plan your meals all within one app/service.
The “hot list” of digital food management apps/services include:
PAPERLESS SOLUTIONS IN THE KITCHEN ASSIGNMENT:
- Explore these 3 paperless solution options for kitchen-related tasks
- Investigate several of the digital food management apps listed above
- Choose your digital app(s) and commit to using it consistently for one month to determine if paperless recipe management, paperless grocery shopping/meal planning is for you.
- After completing the above four steps, you discover that paperless solutions in the kitchen are just NOT your cup of tea, you can download this free printable meal planning set and food inventories and read about how I recommend organizing a paper recipe collection 🙂
I’d love for you to share a photo (or screenshot!) of how you’re going paperless in the kitchen via Instagram (use the hashtag #OrganizeandRefineChallenge) and/or share it in the comments below!
This post is part of the Organize and Refine Your Home Challenge