I recently had a breakthrough on my pie crusts, and thought I'd share. Don't know if I'm a genius for thinking of it, or an idiot for not thinking of it sooner.
I use the pie crust recipe my mother uses; it's called Fool-proof Pie crust, and it is delicious and flaky and tender. The recipe makes 5 single crusts, and we wrap each dough in plastic wrap (that's cling film for you Brit-type people) and freeze for later or chill for today. We've always then unwrapped the dough, place on a floured surface and roll out. Turns out okay, but then there's the mess on the counter. SO yesterday when I went to make my strawberry pie, I thought "Why not?" and straightened out the plastic wrap, put a little flour on it, and rolled the dough right on the plastic. Didn't stick at all; was a cinch to fold over for placing in the pie pan, and no mess to clean up! And it's not wasteful, because I was using the plastic wrap anyway.
Another little tip.
I'm in the process of transferring all my recipes to regular-size paper, so I can keep them in 3-ring binders. But in the meantime, I still have quite a few on 3x5 cards in a little box. I assume most people have something like it. As the box has been dumped out more than once, I recently got a better system. I put each category of recipe into a ziptop sandwich bag and wrote on the bag with a marker what its category is. So if I want chicken, I pull out the chicken bag and they are all there, instead of trying to hold my place in the box while I flip through cards. And if the box gets dumped again, all I have to do is put the baggies back in. :-)