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Have you ever seen that woman or man in the grocery store with 15 worn, filmsy mismatched reusable shopping bags?
I was that woman. I purchased a set of bags from the commissary circa 2011. My sister-in-law sent me some from Whole Foods around the same time. Then my mother-in-law gave me some from IKEA the next year. But so frequently I left all of these bags at the house when I went to the store, so I ended up buying multiple plastic bags from both LIDL and ALDI.
I had a lot of shopping bags. But I didn’t really need them all. I needed some that I could keep with me, and I needed an insulated bag.
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A few years back, a friend’s family member died, leaving behind quite a mess for his family to deal with–mostly because he had gone paperless and had failed to leave a password list or log. His probate case was tedious and expensive because of his lack of attention to this detail.
The benefit of a password log is two-fold. First, you should have a password log for your loved ones just in case you were to become incapacitated or die. Second, if you’re like me, you occasionally forget your password to a certain site or service and need a reminder without the rigamarole of resetting a password–or the inconvenience of getting locked out of an account.
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My aunt used to go to the grocery store every day for the food she needed to make dinner that evening. I cannot imagine. I hate going to the grocery store once a week! In fact, I try to avoid going that often when I can. But there are people who do drop by the grocery store at least 2-3 times per week, even if 1-2 of those visits are to pick up only an item or two such as milk or bread.
Whether you visit the grocery store daily or just once per week, to save time and gas on needless visits, you should create a weekly menu plan. (And then you probably won’t need to go daily.)
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Do you have a never-ending to do list? Do you get distracted from one task in favor of working on another? A to do list can help you weed out some of those tasks and keep you on track.
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One of the documents you should have in your home is a calendar. Have you ever forgotten a birthday? Or to renew your car insurance or vehicle registration? A calendar helps–or it will if you look at it consistently as you should.
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