First and foremost, find true friends whose values are consistent with your own. Focus on health-giving essentials and a sense of community that fit with your commitment to a simpler, more meaningful life.
If you have been exercising and losing weight, purge the 'Fat Clothes'! Every week you lose weight, be it inches or pounds, or body fat-remove a item of old fat clothes from your closet. It keeps your closet organized, and gives you a great sense of accomplishment, not to mention lessens the clutter in your closet!
Nothing worse than dishes piling up in the sink, and the awful smell they produce. As you unload dishes from the dishwasher (if you are lucky enough to have one), set the table for whatever meal is next. Place a cloth napkin on top of the plate and silverware so everything is ready to go for family mealtime. This will save you time putting the dishes away, and you will be organized for the next meal as well.
If you have school-age children, put your husband in charge of getting them ready for school even it it's only one day a week. Also have your husband help with the laundry one day a week, this will lessen the burden of having to do everything yourself.
The most used kitchen item in our home is the 'Slow-Cooker' (aka- Crock Pot). A Crock-Pot simplify's your life! It's so easy to place a frozen beef roast or chicken in the Crock-Pot on low in the morning and simply add a veggie side dish, salad, and fruit for a healthy meal upon arriving home in the late afternoon. Perfect delicious meal for the family, with less fuss of preparation for a large meal.
Keep an empty basket or tote in every room. Toss toys, sewing, books, or whatever has been left lying around into the baskets and or totes every evening. The rooms in your home will look tidy, and everything that needs to be restocked is in an easy-to-carry container when you have time to put it away.
Sit down with your family and draw up a list of what's important in your lives. And enjoy your life!
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