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Decluttering Is Like Taking A Diet Pill


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I made a promise to myself to de-clutter. I first began with my computer cabinet and discovered that I went hours without thinking of food! Everyday I look for something that I can get myself lost in while organizing, because when my hands are busy my head isn't thinking of food!

Pick one thing everyday to work on. Keep a big glass of ice water near by to drink often. Change shelf paper in all your cabinets. Organize your dressers and closets. Catalog your photos. When you clear the clutter and get organized everything around you feels so good.
- Submitted by REBECKY44 5/15/2010 in Organization | 13 Comments
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47CANDYMOM 5/31/2011 9:47:00 PM

    Thats why I quilt. I can go all day without thinking of food
if I have something that occupies my mind. Funny how we don't get hungry when we are not bored.
JEANNE229 4/12/2011 1:32:00 PM

    I know this is true, and now that it is verified, I need to implement it more often!
REBECKY44 8/2/2010 6:58:00 PM

    I'm still trying to do my de-cluttering monthly. In the heat of the summer it's a little harder than during the cooler days of winter.
TALITHABITA 6/30/2010 10:23:00 PM

    Very true for me too!
Today I cleaned out the pantry. Kind of a difficult job, since we had quite a bit of junk food in there. Pulled out a big of dum-dums, foreign candies, delicious looking jams, all sorts of good stuff. I did pretty good though and didn't eat anything besides 2 unsalted saltines :)
Definitely didn't keep my mind off food, but that was only because it was the pantry!
Got all that junk food out, though! Now we're left with only good food in the pantry :)
Tomorrow I'm tackling the freezer. Next day, the fridge.
KLC1925 5/25/2010 8:23:00 PM

    This was very helpful. I am going to start doing this. Thanks!!! emoticon
AKELAZ 5/24/2010 3:54:00 PM

    Oh yes - I can see that working really well - just need to establish the habit and both my home and body will change immeasurably.
JENNY888 5/16/2010 7:22:00 PM

    Great suggestion. You are right about not thinking of food when you do so.
ANDIROTH 5/16/2010 7:09:00 PM

    I do too! This way, I avoid consumption while shedding "pounds" of clutter!!
DYNAMICDEB53 5/16/2010 3:43:00 PM

    Oh yeah! keeping busy is a great way to take your mind off food and get things done too. :D
MKPRINCESS007 5/16/2010 11:06:00 AM

    I am doing this today.......boy, it is liberating!!
2ABETRLIFE 5/16/2010 11:01:00 AM

    What a great idea; this is something I will try, starting today!
ACBEACH 5/16/2010 2:44:00 AM

    T found this to be true for me emoticon
MAMABEARLICIOUS 5/15/2010 11:49:00 PM

    excellent suggestions !!!!

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