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Household Chart, Staying On Task

Sometimes I get sidetracked of what I need to do, or I don't feel like I accomplished much. So I made a chart from my Microsoft Office spreadsheet to organize my household chores and daily tasks.
First column: List every room of the house
One column for every day of the week

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- Submitted by JOYANN80 4/4/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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That Odor in Your Gym Clothes

If you add a half cup of white vinegar to your load of exercise clothes, it will take away that stubborn sweat smell that is so hard to get rid of with just detergent alone...the vinegar will leave your clothes smelling sweet and fresh with no more lingering odor!

- Submitted by VEGGIE-FITNESS 4/3/2010 in Around The House | 9 Comments

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FLYLADY. COM

I have followed flylady.com for quite a while. There are many good organizational tips on the web-site. It is a free site which is great for getting organized. I work full time plus so I cannot be as involved in her 'flyte plans' as much as I would like but I pick what I like and omit the rest.

- Submitted by MAAM0202 4/3/2010 in Around The House | 3 Comments

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Table Conversation "Game"

Print out and cut up the SP monthly calendar. Put into a small box on the table and use for your dinner conversation game. Draw a "card" and start the conversation going around the table. (These games sell for a price and yours is free and healthy.)

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 4/3/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment

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Dancing

When I am cooking I have my radio on and dance around on the spot and also do squats when I bend down to the bin. A good way to multitask.

- Submitted by GOANNA2 4/3/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment

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EASTER

HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER WITH YOUR FAMILY AND REMEMBER THE MEANING OF THE DAY.

- Submitted by CHATTIEGIRL 4/3/2010 in Around The House | 2 Comments

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PEROXIDE

Did you know that peroxide will take blood stains out of clothing before you was it? It really does work!

- Submitted by AYDAN@MADSMOM 4/2/2010 in Around The House | 0 Comments

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Salt + Ice Removes Stains from Coffee Pot

A trick learned from my days as a coffee house waitress. Sprinkle a tablespoon or so of salt into the bottom of your dry empty COOLED TO ROOM TEMPERATURE coffee pot. Add a couple of ice cubes and swirl them around. Rinse and admire your crystal-clean work!

- Submitted by KYMBERLI_M 4/2/2010 in Around The House | 5 Comments

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Shred / Vegetable Garden

Shred identity sensitive info & use as 1st mulch in veggie garden -- use grass clippings during summer. Great lawn & beautiful garden w/no weeds!!

- Submitted by BARBREBER 4/2/2010 in Around The House | 4 Comments

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Better diapers

To clean cloth baby diapers, use all natural laundry soap & white vinegar. Using vinegar can prolong the life of the diaper and is better for babies sensitive bottoms. Natural soap & vinegar are better for the environment too! emoticon

- Submitted by 1DANCINGMAMA 4/2/2010 in Around The House | 1 Comment
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