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    FunnyValentine, we're the same. I have a couple of black uniforms I call them. They aren't uniforms, but very servicable. Black shell, black skirt. Jackets w/black in them make for quick Sunday dressing.

    Winter: Black leggings, same black shell - sweater or jacket w/black in them, black boots.

    Summer: Black shorts, a couple of black tees of varying sleeve length, tanks, shells, black flipflops- viola = dressed in a jiffy all year long!

    Saving time? I put the teens on the job - whatever needs doing...they're in a hurry to quit doing it so, zip zam zowy, done...and I've hardly sweated at all! !


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      i am trying to go down to 3 pairs of sneakers, and one pair of black dress shoes, a pair of boots and house sandals... i owned over 40 pairs of shoes, and all in great shape.... my wardrobe is shaping up, since i have been trying on clothes and matching them to my comfort zone.... i gave probably over a thousand dollars worth of clothes and shoes to my sister and one friend... my spouse is gonna clean out his walk in closet soon... i have too much bedding... i will go thru the linen closet this week????? somehow, we have too much stuff in the kitchen too, cookbooks, recipes, tableware, etc... but, i love the clutter free areas, so, i will take care of all of this stuff this week.


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        I agree that having less clutter anywhere means less time; I was glad to read the post about the roomba! I want one!!!!! I bet it would drive the cats insane....


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          I have a roomba and LOVE it. We have all hard woods and 2 hairy cats and 1 hairy dog. It really helpsme keep up w/ the floors. If only it did stairs!
          I want a scuba, too. I really hate cleaning floors. And, it's a never ending battle.

          I keep all of my cleaning supplies together on the 1st floor in the 1/2 bath. I also keep rags and cloths and paper towels w/ them. I do the same upstairs. I ahve 2 of everything so I don't have to run up and down the stairs like a mad woman. I do the trash bag trick, too! I put a bunch of extra's in the bottom so that there are no excuses when it comes to replacing the bag!

          I keep everyonme coat's in our front closet too. No wated time while caots and jackets are located.

          great thread!


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