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Keeping your life organized helps you stay on track w/ other things like exercise & eating healthy. Organize a room in your house or a cluttered garage. By doing this, you'll get a nice workout without realizing it & also get some things done around your house which will make you feel accomplished!

- Submitted by HOPE2BSKINNI 5/18/2010 in Exercise | 41 Comments
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WEGENERCS 1/15/2013 9:38:00 AM

    Downsizing room by room netted Salvation Army 34 carloads of unneeded possessions I had not used in years. Fitness minutes were a bonus
MYGOLDENBOYS3 1/5/2014 8:13:00 AM

    Sounds good to me. I have started cleaning things out. Slow process but each little bit makes me feel better. Lots more to go but I am up for the task!
SABLENESS 1/5/2014 7:49:00 AM

    You are so right. Over winter break, husband and I did intense cleaning every day but Christmas. The house is clean all over, Even the garage is clean. We filed the trash cans twice, took a carload to a thrift shop, gave some shelves to a neighbor, and donated books to the library. Who had time for the gym?? I lost 2 lbs!
DELLMEL 1/5/2014 12:09:00 AM

BANNERMAN 1/4/2014 10:15:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
RJNICHOLS 1/4/2014 6:44:00 PM

    this is so true.
CHRIS3874 1/4/2014 6:08:00 PM

    I really need to do this after making 2 messes in my work room and a cluttered computer room.
MARYHENNIG 1/4/2014 5:30:00 PM

MSGRANNYMAE 1/4/2014 2:27:00 PM

LOVINGKATE 1/4/2014 1:59:00 PM

MARAGRAM 1/4/2014 1:26:00 PM

    I so need to emoticon on this one!
MISSPATSYM 1/4/2014 11:31:00 AM

    I'm organizing today, yah! Husband and I have been staying for a month in our daughter's mountain vineyard in California. The room we have three months' worth (a true winter road trip!) of stuff in is cluttered in 15 seconds if I don't attend to it. Well, today is the day!! Clutter ... away!
GOLDENPOODLE 1/4/2014 10:19:00 AM

    So true! One of my goals is to be more organized this year.
SKYVALLEYGAL 1/4/2014 8:40:00 AM

    I have some areas at home that are cause for frustration over the organization. Those are minor. However, my desk and any flat surface at my office is my biggest problem. There is no organization and it is very stressful. Wish I could hire one of those professional organizers to come help me get it under control!
VAINVT 1/4/2014 8:16:00 AM

    I agree, and I have agreed for years. People are different, and some people function well with clutter, but for me, being organized is the basis for a sane and healthy life. Yikes! You really hit a chord, didn't you?
DIANESAV3 1/4/2014 7:59:00 AM

    I also need to do this. I have to stop thinking that someday I might need it be wise I would want new anyway or I won't even remember that I have it.
GLENMORRISGIRL 1/4/2014 7:44:00 AM

    Excellent advice - mentally liberating too!
MILMOM2000NEW 1/4/2014 7:18:00 AM

    My new years resolution is to organize room by room, closet by closet! :)
MRSRIGS1 12/4/2013 3:12:00 PM

    emoticon idea!
DRTOVAH 11/26/2013 4:48:00 PM

    im working on this too
BANNERMAN 11/25/2013 10:50:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
DELLMEL 11/25/2013 5:57:00 PM

    Great info. Thanks.
LOVINGKATE 11/25/2013 10:32:00 AM

    emoticon Thanks so much for sharing. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. emoticon emoticon
SJKENT1 11/25/2013 8:57:00 AM

    When we moved, I got rid of so much good stuff. It was tough, but I'm so glad now. There just wasn't room, so I didn't have much choice to keep everything. Although it does make me grimace when I have to now buy frames, because I unloaded all of my extra ones at Goodwill. Oh well, someone will be blessed.
HYATTI1 1/29/2013 9:43:00 PM

    I can so agree with this...and trust me can get a good workout once you get started.

LEANMEAN2 1/16/2013 8:09:00 AM

    Such good suggestions! Thanks to all.
AMANDACOETZER 1/16/2013 3:06:00 AM

J2740LOU 1/15/2013 7:45:00 PM

    I put a mile on my pedometer putting away Christmas decorations! emoticon
Great advice. Thanks for sharing.
DEBBYNATION 1/15/2013 6:07:00 PM

HEALTHYGAL8J 1/15/2013 10:44:00 AM

    This is a great reminder!! Thanks.
1GROVES2 1/15/2013 10:23:00 AM

    Christmas was quite a workout for me....I made 15 trips up and down basement steps carrying decorations....and the same in reverse after Christmas.
Plus my extra fridge is down there so had a lot of running up and down carrying food!
MARYHENNIG 1/15/2013 10:01:00 AM

    Good one
MOMOFBETH 1/15/2013 9:33:00 AM

    Excellent advice!
emoticon Cleaning is my major form of exercise. I've learned to embrace my inner obsessive and if moving the couch so I can vacuum and running things up and down the stairs counts, I'm all for it!
LOSIN2DAY 1/15/2013 9:05:00 AM

    So true! A friend helped me and w emoticon e got a few things accomplished around my house and it feels geat!!
PROUDGRAMMA 1/15/2013 8:47:00 AM

    I have been working on this, one room at a time.
PYNETREE 1/15/2013 8:39:00 AM

    Great Healthy Hint! And important reminder. emoticon Thanks!
LIBBYAI 1/15/2013 8:30:00 AM

    Ugh, I have a room that I have been meaning to clean out and organize since Thanksgiving! You may have just given me the motivation to actually do it!
OHIOSTAR58 1/15/2013 8:23:00 AM

    Start small but stay the course. You are right organization helps motivate us
CMORISAK 1/15/2013 6:55:00 AM

LADYJ6942 5/19/2010 9:54:00 AM

    So true, and so simple.
SHERLYN-WILL 5/18/2010 10:29:00 AM

    I have been doing this and it feels great... my 9 yr old asks me why do you keep moving so fast in and out of the garage. LOL BUsy as a beaver!

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