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Organizing my life.

First I learned to plan meals for the next few days and track them. I would just turn on the computer the next day and my meal plans for that day came up. All I had to do was click, click, click- saves time, Next I found exercises I could do, fit them into my daily schedule and tracked them. Now I ...

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Plan Ahead

I find printing out the menu plans for the week from my Nutrition plan SparkPeople and using that to plan my shopping list helps me eat healthy throughout the week.

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Don't Dither Move On

If packing up a house, don't dither over items you're not sure if you want them packed or are unsure how to pack them. Keep moving and working on the sure things. You'll find while you're showering or doing other tasks, your mind will be working behind the scenes to help you decide.

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A place for everything

I now use the example of knowing exactly where my toothbrush goes to keep me on track for having a place for each item as defined as that.

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How Spring Cleaning Helps!

One doesn't have to spring clean all the time ........ in fact LESS if you are vigilant about picking up after yourself and having a place for everything. I find I can clean as I go on a daily basis, minutes here and there ........ and find extra time for workouts, and fun in general! (wrote blog:...

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How Spring Cleaning Helps!

One doesn't have to spring clean all the time ........ in fact LESS if you are vigilant about picking up after yourself and having a place for everything. I find I can clean as I go on a daily basis, minutes here and there ........ and find extra time for workouts, and fun in general! (wrote blog:...

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Sticky Tack

Sticky Tack (also called Museum Putty) is great for holding things in place. I've just used it to fix some desk organizers in place (they were sliding all over whenever the drawer was opened & closed; now they stay put)!

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Organize by Category: Plastic

Oh those nagging, messy cabinets that have mis-matched plastic ware (maybe never used jars, too) piled high because they are assorted sizes.

Throw out/recycle all the ones that are not PBA free. Toss the ones without lids or bottoms for that matter. If possible, replace them with PBA free o...

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Organize by Category

One room at a time, one category at a time.

Today's focus: anything made of cloth. Pillows, linens, clothing, curtains, dish towels, etc. Even rugs!

Save, throw away or donate? Taking care of this one area will make a big difference in how you feel.

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outfit

I put a shirt and pair of jeans one size smaller to encourage me to stay on track

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