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I shop frequently at Costco, so I buy in bulk. If I get anything that comes in a multi pack, I make all but the last item with a "HR" in marker. The "HR" means I have a replacement somewhere. Works for stuff like ketchup and canned goods that I buy multiples of on sale. emoticon

- Submitted by MARYELLEN301 6/7/2010 in Organization | 7 Comments
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HONEYDRIPPER 6/8/2010 7:23:00 PM

    I've recently embarked on a mission to declutter and simplify my life. I've made a rule: I can not bring anything else into the house unless something else, preferably a similar item is going out. I don't buy shoes unless I'm getting rid of a pair. I've found that I already have more than I need of most things and often buy other items for the wrong reasons.
KATYBUG48 10/24/2010 11:50:00 PM

    good idea
JRBASKIND 6/14/2010 10:57:00 AM

    Excellent idea! Now if only I had storage space...Oh well, no idea is perfect or for everyone.
VRACHAL 6/10/2010 7:58:00 AM

    GREAT IDEA. WILL BE VERY HELPFUL
MOXIE22 6/10/2010 1:17:00 AM

    Brilliant idea! I wish I had known about it before I bought the 9th jar of mayo for the cupboard!
I'm getting a marker tomorrow and labeling all those extras.
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LIZZIE13 6/9/2010 11:31:00 AM

    Maryellen thank you for the tip! I usually mark the date on that I bought something, but have never marked anything to indicate that "this is the last one" Thank you emoticon
RAHAFEEZ 6/8/2010 8:50:00 PM

    I also like to break down my meats in to portion control bags. This way i can grab and defrost and go.

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