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Monday, November 18, 2013

Create Your Family Cookbook with Samsill Binders & Sheet Protectors - Review & Giveaway - ends 12/02 US

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With the Holidays fast approaching, I have been putting together the recipes that I have printed off the internet in a folder.  I love finding new recipes from bloggers and recipe websites that are just not in traditional cookbooks.  Everyone has been looking through them to find what recipe that he or she wanted to make or to have made for them.  I realized what I mess I had ended up with.  There were papers everywhere with no organization. 

I did, at one point, have my recipes in traditional binders.  I used a hole puncher, and tried to store them in there, but those old O-ring binders just eventually tore the papers up and all my recipes just started falling out.  Ever have that happen to you?

Here's how I solved my printed recipes frustrations - I got a 3" and a 4" D-Ring Binders from Samsill - a Clean Touch 4" D-Ring Binder and the Speedy Spine 3" D-Ring Binder, and a pack of sheet protectors for my recipes.  I was quite fortunate that I was contacted by Samsill to review a few of their binders and sheet protectors.  I was about to throw in the towel with the annoyance of everyone putting the recipes hither and thither.  Also, with these D-Ring binders, I don't have to worry about the pages tearing out.  Are you wondering what makes the difference with the D-Ring binder to the old-fashioned O-Ring binder?

Here is my son's lab manual from college (he got the other binder that I mentioned from Samsill).  With an old O-ring binder the papers have a tendency to get shoved down towards the middle and start to rip at the holes.  The pages of his lab manual were starting to rip and curl.  This is what happened when I tried putting together a binder for my recipes.  

Here is a picture of my son's lab manual with the Samsill D-Ring Speedy Spine Binder.  The papers stay flat with no pinching into the spine.  It's called the Speedy Spine Binder because it was designed to have a channel construction that allows for easy drop-in of spine inserts for custom graphics in seconds.  You don't have to wiggle or force your labels into the spine.  He does like the pockets on the inside of the binder to add extra work and notes.

Because I want my recipe book with me in the kitchen, I have the 4" Clean Touch Antimicrobial Binder from Samsill.  This binder is protected with all natural Agion silver based antimicrobial additive.  Agion's silver antimicrobial will fight against - for the life of the binder - the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, and mildew.  Along with the antimicrobial, this binder contains 51% recycled material and 47% of that is post consumer recycled! That really makes me feel good!  I, too, have the pockets to store extra little recipe pamphlets and books.

Samsill really wanted to make my recipe binder a success for me, as they included a box of 50 Non-Glare Sheet Protectors.  This really made my recipe book complete since I don't ever have to worry about my recipes ripping at all.  These sheet protectors are made of standard weight polypropylene, are acid-free, have a reinforced edge, and will not let ink stain them.  With the 50 sheets, I was able to store 100 recipes.  I loved this, and did go out and buy more sheet protectors for my recipes.  

As with my son's Speedy Spine Binder, the Clean Touch Antimicrobial Binder also has the customizable feature of a clear overlay on the front, back, and spine.  Doesn't my "Mom's Recipe Book" look splendid!  Here's how it looks on the shelf with the more of our well-used cookbooks.

I did add a nice graphic to the spine later.
No more old folders for me!  Now I have a great recipe binder from Samsill complete with sheet protectors to keep my recipes from tearing or getting accidental spills on them.  My son's lab manual's papers are still in peak condition.  Thank you, Samsill, for giving us the opportunity to review just a few of your great office products!

Did you know that Samsill has been giving us excellent products for 60 years?  I remember using their binders in jr. high and high school.  The binders that I reviewed from Samsill come with a Lifetime Product Guarantee.  See the Binders for Life Guarantee.

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How would you like to have a Samsill Clean Touch 3" Antimicrobial Binder and a box of 100 sheet protectors to get your own Recipe Binder started - a $30 Value?  With many thanks to Samsill, 3 Winners will receive just that!

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