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Old 08-05-2004, 03:28 AM
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Daily Tip: CLEANING OUT: As you clean out, separate out items that need to be repaired or returned -- or are missing a vital piece to be operable again.

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Old 08-05-2004, 10:23 AM
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YES! That is a great tip! I am going to make a "to be repaired" box in my basement today, because I just keep putting the "broken but fixable" things away
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Old 08-05-2004, 03:11 PM
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Exactly Barbszy, that is what I do...now when I find anything I ask my hubby, repair or not...usually it is not..

Wish I could do that with my washer today...it is not spinning and I hope it is a cheap part...I am not in the mood to buy a washer & Dryer now...lol

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Old 08-10-2004, 06:39 PM
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Aug. 10. Organizing Tip:


If you keep your shoes in their boxes, keep them organized by taking a photo of each pair and taping it to the box.
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:25 PM
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Tip: CLOSET CLUTTER:

To keep your shoes from losing their shape, stuff the toes with blank newsprint or tissue paper.

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Old 08-25-2004, 03:54 PM
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Hmmmm....I'm starting to notice a "shoe" theme here....
Janet, is your REAL name "Imelda"
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Old 08-25-2004, 04:27 PM
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Barbszy, no not a shoe thing like that...lol

I only own about 8 pairs of shoes...I only buy good shoes, and I treasure each pair.

My favorites are my Birkenstocks, had them resoled 1 time already..they are 10 yrs old.

Next are my Born shoes..like cushions on your feet.

Next 2 pairs of athletic shoes..Brooks, & Reebok...

1 pair of Black Earth shoes..with laces (they make you walk with great posture!)

1 pair of Woolrich thongs..another set of cushions on your feet.

2 pairs of dress shoes, with princess heels...a black pair, and a navy pair..

The best advice I have for shoes is not to wear them everyday, wear a different pair each time.

If your feet hurt, you are miserable, and I need this feet to last and carry me far into the future...lol

What about you? What kind of shoes do you have?

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Old 08-25-2004, 04:52 PM
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Janet, I agree with you....I have had a series of jobs before my #1 job became "Mommy" and most of them required me to be on my feet (just like my "Mommy" job does!)....if your feet aren't happy, the rest of you isn't either!!!

I own quite a few shoes but only wear a few pairs.
Actually I bought 2 pair at once of my very favorite shoes just a couple of weeks ago:
Lands End Summer Mocs. So now I have 3 pair of those, 1 pair of the Winter Mocs. I will save the 2 new pairs until my old ones wear out, but I got them for 75% off so I wasn't passing it by!

I have a pair of jogging shoes for when I go walking.

I have a pair of Lands End summer mules in light blue.

Also dress flats in black and brown, and dress sandals in black.

2 pairs of slippers

Then there's the ones I don't wear much:
my "cheap birkenstocks" for wearing to the pool
2 other cheap sandals that I have but never wear
a couple of pairs of dress shoes that didn't "work" for me
2 old pairs of sneakers that I keep around for doing especially messy jobs
1 old pair of Lands End summer clogs that double as "outside slippers"
My hiking boots that I use in winter when it's icy. I've had them since 1984 and they still work! And they're still waterproof!
My s***-kickin' cowboy boots as my BIL calls them
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Gee, You have nice selection of shoes too....

I am hoping I get a new pair of slippers for Christmas...I love Acorn slippers..I hope to get some that have a sole on them so I can step outside and put the dog on her trolley...

My old pair I had to finally throw away..I could not mend the toes anymore...lol

So now I wear my socks as slippers and they are warm enough, but I have had a dog hair work its way into the sock and it sunk into my skin...ouch! nothing like acupunture with a dog hair..it happen 2 times this week already! lol

So I hope Santa can bring me a pair. lol

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5 Kitchen Cabinet Organizing Tips


Clean Your Cabinets

One great way to keep your kitchen cabinets organized is to clean them out every couple of months. That allows you to keep stock of what's in there and get rid of anything that is past its prime or has damaged packaging. Food with damaged packaging can leak and attract pest like ants and ****roaches.

Organizing Your Cabinet

After cleaning out your cabinets, put everything back in a well organized way. Items that you don't use very often, put towards the back, while having frequently used items within reach. Try to group "like-items" together. If you know where to reach for specific ingredients you will save more time in the kitchen. Then just be sure to put items back where you got them.

Remembering Where Stuff Is

If you tend to have a hard time finding things stored away in the back of your cabinets, place an inventory list on the inside of the cabinet door. You can even draw a square and diagram where items are likely to be located. A diagram may also help other family remember where to put things away which will save you headaches down the road.

Grocery List

Attach a page to the inside of the cabinet door for you to write down when you run out of something. Then you can reference it when you put together your grocery list. This is very useful if other people use the kitchen as well, you will know that you have ran out of something and won't spend a half hour looking for it.

Access More of Your Cabinet Space with Lazy Susans

I always keep my eyes open for inexpensive Lazy Susans at garage sales and discount stores. They are basically a turntable that you can install in a kitchen or pantry cabinet that rotates so you can easily get to everything on the cabinet shelf. This is especially useful for high cabinet shelves.
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