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T shirts in your drawers

My husband has a lot of t shirts and I used to fold them up neatly and stack them on top of one another. My husband would mess up the drawer with each use. Now I fold the t shirts in half (length wise), fold in the sleeves and then finish by folding the shirt one more time. It gives me a perfect display of the logo and I stand them up so you can see all the shirts like cd covers in a box. And for his Guy Harvey shirts with the pictures on the back, I just fold them backwards so he see them.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 3/21/2011 in Organization | 2 Comments
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Focus on one day at a time

I do what I can do and whatever I cannot do gets put on the 'to do' list for tomorrow. Life is only as good as you allow it to be.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 3/11/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Labeling your frozen meats/poultry

When I come home from the supermarket, I wash and prepare the meats I want to freeze. Instead of buying prepackaged breaded fish or chicken, I do so myself and place them in freezer bags. I use a green marker to label fish and a black marker to label chicken. It helps me to identify my frozen chicken and fish easily.

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- Submitted by DORAL33178 2/13/2011 in Organization | 0 Comments
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Heading out the door....take your food with you

To stay within your calorie range for the day, pack your snacks and meals that can be eaten on the go before you leave the house. No need to guess your calories, and you do not have to spend extra money for fast food or sit down restaurants whose portions are usually two to three times the recommended portion.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 2/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Sit on the kitchen floor at least once a month

The cabinet doors and appliance doors may look clean from a distance, but if you sit on the kitchen floor and have another look you may be surprised. This is also a good time to pop off the grill to the refrigerator and clean underneath. This will help extend the life of your fridge.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 1/31/2011 in Around The House | 3 Comments
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I eat my frozen vanilla yogurt straight from the measuring cup.

I use the nutritional plan right now; I know the portions are right and I am meeting all my catergories of calories, fat, carbs, and protein. When I eat my yogurt, I just scoop it into the 1/2 cup measuring cup, grab a spoon and eat. No need to grab a bowl or mug.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 1/24/2011 in Healthy Eating | 5 Comments
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Put the date on your open food containers in the fridge

I use the nutritional tracker to plan my meals for the moment; I need the help because I usually overdo it in one of the categories (fat, carbs, protein, calories). So I make a batch of black beans or rice at one time because I eat a lot of portions throughout the week. So that I know how fresh the item is, I take a sharpie and date the container. Most kitchens use day dots so this is my inexpensive way of knowing what is fresh and what is not.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 1/21/2011 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Getting sick a lot

It is no fun to be sick and especially if you are getting sick at least once a month. If this is the case maybe a visit to your personal care physician (PCP) is the first step to getting you feeling better. If you are getting sick all the time, it could be allergies and if so getting tested for allergies could be beneficial to your wallet and coworkers (could help you to save on tissues and medication).

- Submitted by DORAL33178 12/12/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Organizing the kitchen pantry

I do not have a lot of money to buy the clear vacuum seal containers for the pantry so in the meantime I am using ziplock bags for pastas after I open the box. It takes up less space and I can see the pasta.
I transfer cereals into gallon storage bags and put them back in the box. The cereal stays fresher longer this way.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 12/6/2010 in Organization | 2 Comments
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Pillow Talk

Getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night is good for the body, but it may not be enjoyable if your pillow is old and needs to be replaced. If you can bend your pillow in half and it does not return to form, then it is time to buy a new one. Choose a pillow to suit your sleep position (side or back). I write the date on all my pillows so I always know when I purchased them. It is a good idea to use pillow protectors if you have allergies and to help protect from bed bugs.

- Submitted by DORAL33178 12/5/2010 in Staying Healthy | 4 Comments
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