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Is your small kitchen making you fat?

Peter Walsh
Peter Walsh, author of Does This Clutter Make My Butt look Fat was on the Oprah show a few days ago inspiring a family to lose weight by de-cluttering their home. Through his work with this family, he drew the connection between a kitchen that supports the healthy lifestyle you want and a kitchen that sabotages your efforts.
So, this week's de-clutter challenge for the small-space kitchen is to get rid of any food items in your cupboards that aren't good for you. You know, the junk food, the sweets, the sugared beverages. And no, we don't declutter by eating them no, no, no. Unopened food can be donated to your local food bank and opened foods can be passed on to a skinny friend.
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But, as in all our steps this far, remember to replace the things you don't need/use (or in this case shouldn't have) with things that are best for you. Using your favorite healthy eating cookbook or website recipes, choose meals and snacks that make your mouth water. Choose quick and easy recipes too so that you won't get discouraged by spending all your time preparing them. With these principles in mind, create a healthy menu for the week. Finally, once you have your menu written, create a grocery list for the items you'll need and go shopping for that healthier lifestyle!!

posted on: 2/12/2008 8:00:00 AM by Joan Kosmachuk
category: Clutter

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Organizing Small Spaces

by Joan Kosmachuk

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About Joan:

Joan Kosmachuk is a professional organizer and personal life coach. Born in Toronto, Canada, Joan moved to Boston in 2005 and lives in a less than 800 square foot apartment in an old brownstone with her husband, Jerry, and their papillon dog, Duke. In addition to organizing, Joan loves to read, write, garden, travel and spend quality time with her family and friends. Check out her website for additional articles and tips on making room in your home, head and heart for the things you value most.

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TV Shows I enjoy

  • Small Space, Big Style on HGTV
    This show makes me dream of living in an even smaller apartment just to see how creative I could be.
  • Mission Organization, HGTV
    We all know it doesn't happen in a half-hour, but this show does do a great job of showing just what can happen when a professional organizer works with a willing client. Magic!!
    Sadly you can only catch repeats of this one, but Helen was my first on-camera organizing coach and as I told her when I met her at the POC in Toronto last year, she was an inspiration!!

Books and Authors I recommend

  • Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    timeless inspiration
  • Freedom of Simplicity by Richard J. Foster
    one of the best books I've read on finding harmony in our complex world
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
    Finally a time/task management system for those of us without "regularly scheduled" lives
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
    a beautiful novel on every level
  • Leaven of Malice by Robertson Davies
    because it makes me laugh everytime I read it (and he was a fellow Canadian)
  • 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    if you love books and you love reading other people's correspondence, you'll love this book
  • Lewis, Tolkien and MacDonald
    three fantasy writers who make life magical for me
  • John Piper, Oswald Chambers, Richard Foster
    for spiritual exhortation


  • Home Goods OpenHouse
    Such personable interior designers with affordable ideas!
  • Small Space Style
    wonderful ideas for decorating small spaces
  • organizing LA
    nothing like seeing the world of organization through the eyes of Hollywood -- John does a great job of keeping us East-coasters up-to-date on the West Coasters.

Poets who speak to me

  • Jane Kenyon
  • Anne Lindbergh
  • Jeanne Murray Walker

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