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Easy Peasy Organize

SAVE clear plastic jars... esp the big ones from BJ's and other warehouse stores. Use for storage. We have various size jars with adhesive tape, pet supplies, pens, small toys, xtra spices, batteries, play jewelry in EVERY room of the house. Dust free, water & pest resistant, easy to find and look nice when lined up together on a shelf. Eliminate furniture, gain floor space. Win Win. Ask friends who work at day care, church etc to save containers. Easy peasy when its time to move or declutter.

- Submitted by JACEYLEE 7/2/2012 in Organization | 2 Comments
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freezer

use a plastic dish pan in the freezer . It helps keep food easier to get to and easier to empty and clean the freezer. Its easier to take 4 containers out instead of 100 . Its also easier to rotate and keep meat fresher longer by placing meat in baggies and have a date on each bag yu put in the dish pan. Showing dates. Then Layer meat with new meat on the botton, & inside each baggie have each meat labeled as well as dated.

- Submitted by NOLAZYBUTT110 11/30/2011 in Organization | 4 Comments
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Take a cooler for Grocery Shopping

I grocery shop every week and I almost always visit two different grocery stores to get the best sales at each one. During the hot summer months, I keep a fairly good size cooler in my car for the perishables, such as frozen veggies, coffee creamer, etc. that I buy at the first store It does a good job keeping everything cold and fresh while I am shopping at the second store.

- Submitted by LIVINHEALTHY9 7/27/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Protecting Your Digital Food Scale

Having to whipe down your scale after each use can be a pain. I find that placing saran (plastic) wrap over the scale, including the key pad does the trick.

With clean hands, simply place a large enough piece of plastic wrap over the scale and keypad.

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- Submitted by SOOKIE 7/11/2011 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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Storage Containers Help with Portion Control

I invested a small amount of money in several sets of inexpensive plastic storage containers, especially the smaller ones that are equal to single serving sizes of 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup. When I am storing food, I fill the smaller containers to know automatically how much food is available for future portions.

- Submitted by STRONGFORLIFE 2/25/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Storing Christmas decorations, etc

Use storage boxes that are easily identifiable as Christmas storage. The plastic storage containers come in all colors now. If you already have plain boxes, tape some wrapping paper to the outside where you can easily see it. Or if the boxes are plain enough have the kids draw or paint some Christmas pictures on the outside.

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 12/27/2010 in Organization | 0 Comments
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Crispier Lettuce

Keep lettuce crispier by removing the heart, then storing in a zip-lock bag with a wet paper towel. This works with any type of lettuce.

- Submitted by JIFFMOM 10/24/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Reynolds Handi-Vac

This tool is great for keeping leftovers, and the bags help prevent freezer burn too. It definitely helps to eliminate wasted food. Use it to divide up your meats, fruits, veggies. Store them in the freezer or fridge for later use.
Also great to extend the life of your ground coffee. Place your food in the bag, seal, place the vac on the designated spot, press and voila - it removes excess air in the bag.

- Submitted by SOOKIE 9/1/2010 in Product Reviews | 1 Comment
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Free storage!

I find Douwe Egberts coffee jars make great storage containers. I use them for everything, from pasta and rice to my sons pencil crayons. emoticon

- Submitted by MRSFOSTER2 8/26/2010 in Organization | 2 Comments
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Bins

I looooove to use the plastic storage bins, drawer carts, etc. to help me organize. I use the drawer carts for my lil one's diapers/wipes, clothes. I have smaller ones on my desk for my pens, paper clips, calculator, etc. I also have a laundry basket in each room (3 kids' rooms, our room, and the

- Submitted by CALITANI 7/25/2010 in Organization | 1 Comment
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Healthy Eating and Storage at Work

While I like to take leftovers to eat for lunch at work, sometimes it just doesn't work out. On those days, I'll open a can of soup that I keep in my desk along with a plastic storage container. That way I have a bowl in which to heat up my food and a lid for storage if there are leftovers afterward

- Submitted by STORMTMB 5/20/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Keep Bagged Lettuce Mix Fresher

If you buy the pre-washed lettuce mixes in the bag, take it out of the bag and store it in a plastic container with a lid - it will stay fresh for longer. I guess it keeps more moisture out.

- Submitted by DALAI_LALA 4/12/2010 in Cooking | 7 Comments
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