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Roll, don't fold fitted sheets -- also visually easy to find

I roll my fitted sheets rather than try to fold them neatly into a rectangle. That way when I need a flat sheet, I can see which ones are fitted easily and not unfold something I don't want to use.

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Make your own mother yogurt starter

If you make your own yogurt, you probably spend a pretty piece of change on a yogurt starter that has to be replenished pretty quickly. Well you can make your own yogurt starter that will last at least a year from chili pepper stems.

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Freshly ground peanuts won't separate for months.

I noticed when I bought freshly ground peanut butter at Whole Foods that it didn't separate at all. So I finally let a small bit sit and see how long it takes to separate -- 4 months. The moral of the story is to buy it freshly ground when possible. I've found cheaper places than Whole Foods. <...

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no junk

no junk around the house. only have things that have 1 or 2 grams of sugar in them ( like atkins treats) that way no temptations to eat cookies, cake, brownies. they aren't here.

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Get clean and Spark Points

Did you know you can track "Heavy cleaning" and "housework" in your fitness tracker? So you can get motivated to clean the house knowing you'll get extra fitness minutes!

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Do the little things when you think of them

As you go through the day and think of things you want to do later, or tomorrow, stop and do something that is part of the task so it is done and you don't have to remember it. Example: You need to take something to work tomorrow. Put it by your car keys so it is close when you pick up your keys t...

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Changing Habits

There are some things I love doing, others I'd rather not.

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Clean something to music

Find something in your house that you don't clean on a regular basis, like lampshades, cabinet tops or doors, washing walls, etc., and put on some music and clean and sing your way to remove your stress. Sing loud and clean hard, and you'll be stress free and will have accomplished something good a...

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Move around as you are Cooking

Today while fixing lunch for my kids, I danced around the kitchen. My son asked what I was doing and I told him I was exercising during the time I was making the lunch. When the timer goes off I would have been continuously moving around for 5 to 10 minutes or more and not even realize cause I was h...

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TV remote

When I find a very interesting show I put the remote next to the TV. I need to get up to change and cannot channell surf. I do my exercises in the commercials.

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