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I have a 3 part system set up when I receive mail that consists of a 9" x 12" box, a reusable bag, and a crate of 9" x 12" yellow envelopes. When you open mail, for example those pesky credit card offers, separate what has no personal information and that which does. No personal info in the bag then later to my library which has a dumpster for recycling paper. If the personal info is only in one spot I tear it out and put it in the box to be shredded and recycle the rest.
I reuse containers like crazy. Old jelly jars are great for chapsticks. An old round cookie tin holds the chargers I use most often. I keep my smaller batteries in a bottle. A plastic tea bottle is great for cotton balls. An old jar, bottle, or large water container make a great place to put spare change. Old buttons in a baking powder tin. Screws, nails, nuts, bolts can be thrown into old baby food jars, coffee jars, etc. I look at a container before recycling to see if I need it for something.
I have a drawer with all of my jewelry that I had to untangle everything to get a necklace or bracelet to wear. After untangling everything I got cheap snack size ziploc bags from the dollar store and used one bag per item. I then put these small bags into a gallon size zipper bag, one for bracelets, another necklaces, etc. They also sell bags that are smaller and made for jewelry (I saw them at Walmart) but this is a cheaper way to go.
I have just started this but maybe it'll help someone else. I printed out some pics of things that will be easier to do or stuff I'll be able to wear with some weight loss and put it on my door. For me its stairs, airplane seats so I can fit into them easier, and some cute dresses. You can put these on the cabinets, the fridge, or anywhere you think you need motivation.
I figured out how much money I could use for groceries, fun, and gas per week. For example, $50 per week for gas. I put it in an envelope in my wallet and that is all I'm allowed to spend for that week. I also keep $3 worth of quarters in my change purse for emergencies. Any change above this from the week goes into a jar along with any bills leftover from gas etc. I didn't use that week. At the end of a month deposit any of the budget you didn't spend into your savings or towards credit cards.
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