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CLEANING THE KITCHEN FLOOR

My kitchen floor got ahead of me, and I spent some time cleaning it and thought there must be a better way. A-ha!
Silly as it sounds, now, most mornings, as I enter the am kitchen to get ready for work, I dampen two paper towels in warm water, and I drop them to the floor. Then my right foot goe...

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Subway lunch? Do your own

The next time that you eat a Subway sandwich or salad, look at how they cut the green peppers, cheese, tomato, black olives or whatever they put on what you order.....steal the idea.

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Think like a bowler when placing water bottles in the refrig

Think of that empty hand as where the bowling ball should be. Place the other hand on the refrig door and open it. now with the bowling ball less hand, swing down and touch the shelf that is most natural for you, your movements and the refrig. That is the shelf and the spot where your water bottles

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Rag Bag

Some of my clothes are too worn to take to Goodwill so I recycle them in another way. From my mom's generation, we have a rag bag which I use for cleaning. If an article of clothing or towel or whatever is too worn to give away, I cut it into perfect squares or if I'm in a hurry, I just cut it

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no room for an outside garden, use a container

I have basil growing in a container, and this can be done with other plants as well

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Call a buddy, do the chore, and then call the buddy again

Bookend your tough chore by phoning a buddy before and after. Makes the job go better.

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Start now

Instead of waiting til the following morning when I fall off the wagon....I start at the next meal, eating a well balanced one.

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roll the dice to help make decisions

To get me past thinking of what should I do--exercise at home or go to the gym, stay home and do the laundry or exercise, i've started to roll the dice. If I have two choices then even numbers are the first choice and odd numbers are the second. No more head games and guilt trips,

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Put my clothes out the night before

Something that my mom taught me to do.....finally doing it, put the clothes out the night before

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