Well here is a great post by The Peaceful Mom on starting a recipe binder. I have been using a recipe binder for years! In fact . . . I don't own even one cookbook. There were probably a few gasps there but nope not even one cookbook . . . just me and my recipe binder.
In the front of my recipe binder I have a list of breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas to help me start menu planning each week. Then I also have copies of my grocery list. The rest is similar to the Peaceful Mom's. Hope this helps you get your recipe's in order!