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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: Spring Has Sprung" on 3-15-14) Hope you come read.

- Submitted by 2BDYNAMIC 3/17/2014 in Organization | 0 Comments

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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: Spring Has Sprung" on 3-15-14) Hope you come read.

- Submitted by 2BDYNAMIC 3/17/2014 in Organization | 0 Comments

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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)! emoticon

- Submitted by AZURELITE 3/16/2014 in Organization | 0 Comments

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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 or glass storage conttainers that nest and have interchangeable lids.

Mason jars also make excellent storage containers.

- Submitted by DUSTYPRAIRIE 2/28/2014 in Organization | 0 Comments

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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.

- Submitted by DUSTYPRAIRIE 2/20/2014 in Organization | 0 Comments

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outfit

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

- Submitted by PINKLADY251 1/6/2014 in Organization | 0 Comments

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Declutter and Help Others

Once a month I fill a plastic egg crate with items I don't need and donate it to the Salvation Army or another local thrift store. It's a good way to get rid of clothes that no longer fit (hopefully due to weight loss) and it helps those in need. Other items are also helpful - the towel with the bleach stain on it can help a shelter animal, the duplicate blanket or coat you got for Christmas can help a homeless person, etc.

If you keep track of it, you can even get a tax write off!

- Submitted by JULISKA09 1/5/2014 in Organization | 3 Comments

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For the Week: Sunday Snack Prep

Prep my snacks in portion sizes for the week. Freeze the first two as 'back up' snacks for when you are busy, craving, or starved.

1. Freeze portioned snack bags of dried fruit and nuts.

2. Portion frozen edamame and season with Mrs. Dash, garlic powder, freeze.

3. Bag up portions of fresh fruit/veg.

4. Roll up pieces cheese and sandwich meat with mustard and bag.

5. Portion out cottage cheese in plastic containers.

6. Boil eggs.


- Submitted by WIGGLINESSA 8/22/2013 in Organization | 4 Comments

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Pet Back Pack

We keep a backpack in the car filled with dog supplies. When we take our dogs hiking or on trips, or even on errands, everything they may need is in one place ready to go.

The back pack includes: Bottle of water, bowls for food and water, leashes, can opener and canned food (one dog only has a few teeth), dry food, towel and plastic bags for cleanup.

- Submitted by DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/15/2013 in Organization | 1 Comment

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help with grocery planning

I tape the grocery store receipt to the outside of the refrigerator and highlight all the perishable items. that way I have a list of all the items I bought and also reminds me to use up the perishable items within the week,

- Submitted by JAXRUNNER1 6/28/2013 in Organization | 1 Comment
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