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    How to organize your home: Take out menu binder

    Posted by  ·  January 7, 2012

    Hello everyone!  My name is Kim and I recently started Tales and Tips from a Real-Life Housewife where I share household tips-like how to clean your shower head and when the best time to buy linens is.  I also write about my adventures as a new mom.  I love being a stay at home mom and enjoy dressing my cute baby girl up.  I invite you to stop by on Wednesdays for my Trendy Tots Linky Party!

    A big thanks to Cindy here at Skip to My Lou for having me!  I have a great organizing project for you as we head into 2012 : The Take-Out Menu Binder.

    This is simply a binder for the menus of all the local eateries and restaurants, along with coupons and restaurant info.  What a great resource for those nights you don’t feel like cooking, huh!  All you need is a 1/2″ binder, a couple of page dividers, and a few sheet protectors – oh, and those menus!  Don’t worry if you don’t have any menus yet, just collect them as you go out.

    So let’s get started!  As you can see above I made a cover page for the front of the binder.  Open it up and behind the first tab I have Restaurant Info.



    The first page is for jotting down your favorite restaurants and their phone numbers.  This will save you time as you won’t have to look them up.  Then there are order forms.  Print as many of these as you would like! The last page is for ratings.  Come back to this one after you try something new and record whether or not you enjoyed it.  This is especially useful if you have company and want to recommend something.  A quick look at this and you can tell them your favorites as well as what not to order!

    Download and print these pages here.  (via

    Behind the second tab are the menus.  Like I mentioned before, collect them as you dine out.  Or check online, some restaurants such as Chili’s and Wingers have printable menus.  I’ve put them in sheet protectors to ensure a long life.

    Lastly, I’ve included a section for coupons.  You know, the kind that come in the mail-2 Six Dollar Burgers for $6.00 or a Free Beef ‘N Chedder with the Purchase of 1!  I love me a good deal!  These are also snugly placed inside a sheet protector.

    And that’s all there is to organizing a Take-Out Menu!  I hope you’ll go download the restaurant info and start your own Menu Organizer!!


    1. Saturday, January 7th, 2012
      What a wonderful idea and I love the printables. Thank you!
    2. chelsey
      Saturday, January 7th, 2012
      Wow- great idea! Will have to get that going here!
    3. Saturday, January 7th, 2012
      This is a great idea - thank you! I currently have all of our menus in a drawer and it is a mess!!
    4. Saturday, January 7th, 2012
      Really nice idea. I have menus here and there through the house. I need to be organize.
    5. Saturday, January 7th, 2012
      I use a restaurant binder and I love it! These pages will fit in perfectly with my binder. Thank you!