I have a friend who's "only lost 13 pounds." My suggestion to her was to put 13 pounds of groceries in one of the small grocery baskets you have to carry and then tote it around for awhile. It's so wonderful to realize that you're no longer carrying that around all the time!
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We put shelves in my laundry room. I bought 6 baskets & labeled w/our names. Every morn/eve I put a load of laundry in the washer. What's in the washer goes in the dryer. What's in the dryer comes out & gets sorted into the right basket. When someones basket is full, they have to put it away!
No more unsightly piles of laundry. Everyone takes care of their own. I very easily manage to do TWO loads of laundry a day instead of 10 loads on the weekend. If I pull out stuff that needs to be hung up, I just lay it on their bed and they get the hint! LOL ;)
Today instead of pushing the basket along the ground and bending over to pickup one item to hang, I left the basket at the beginning and had to walk back and forth for each individual item. Our line is not a pulley system...just one tied between trees. You probably won't break out in a sweat but you do get the extra steps in. I plan on doing the same when I go to take the load of dry clothes off!!
Start a load of laundry, then grab an empty laundry basket, set a timer, and go from room to room and pick up anything in each room that doesn't belong there. Make one circuit to pick-up and one circuit to deliver, emptying the basket. If you noticed trash while doing Pick-Up, set the timer again and empty and pick-up all the trash.
When you are done you'll have a feeling of accomplishment from picking up and rebooting the laundry.
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