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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 | 5 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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Get ready for the next day before going to bed.

Each night before I go to bed, I fill my water bottle for the next day and stick it in the fridge. I also fill up sippy cups for my kids so they're ready in the AM, and pull out what we're having for breakfast (I'll put the Cheerios box on the counter, the PB jar, and my pkg of English muffins). Before crashing for the night, I lay out my workout clothes or pack my gym bag, depending on my plan. It takes the guess work out of weekday mornings!

- Submitted by EJENKINSB 6/6/2013 in Organization | 1 Comment

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Weight Loss Binder

I am creating a weight loss binder to keep my success in one convenient place. Every week I print off the weekly reports that are important to me and add them to the correct tab in my binder. I'm a visual person and it's very easy for me to compare one week to the next to see my successes and struggles. I also have a place for my monthly pictures of myself to compare before and afters.

- Submitted by NBLONDHEIM 4/23/2013 in Organization | 1 Comment

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You tube organization

Need to learn how to organize watch it on you tube. I'm not an organized person but by searching on yt I've learned a lot of tricks that keep me on track. It helps with my weight loss. Now I know what's in my pantry

- Submitted by IM-LUPE 3/12/2013 in Organization | 0 Comments

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Less Is More

I use the seasonal changes to assess whether or not I really need items. I think about whether I used an item in the previous season, and if not, then it goes. I've found several organizations that will take items from me. I try to keep this process as a continuous one. I'm not constantly clearing, but I keep they cycle going. I only need a certain amount of "stuff" to function. I feel better when I'm not surrounded by junk.

- Submitted by EXPOGIRL50 2/24/2013 in Organization | 1 Comment

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Put it back

You will fight cluter of anything and everything if only you will "put everything back in its place", it is my new watch word in the house. I hope to stick with it.

- Submitted by AEGISHOT 1/15/2013 in Organization | 5 Comments

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Meal Planning

I use organization to help with cooking dinner! I keep a box with cards, one for each recipe, near my fridge, and pull out a few of them each week. The ingredients I need are listed on the back of each card. I can hang the recipes on my fridge so I know what I will be eating, and making my grocery list is a breeze! Any time I try a new recipe and I like it, it goes into the box so my dinner rotation never gets old.

- Submitted by SYMPHMETALNERD 9/11/2012 in Organization | 2 Comments
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