Save Space & Stop Hoarding Office Supplies

Throw Away The Yellowed Index Cards & Donate Those 300 Pencils

When we were downsizing and preparing to reside in our travel trailer full time, the amount of accumulated sicky notes was quite surprising.  Look, we all have our things we love.  And I really, really, really love sticky notes.  I never met a sticky note I didn’t love.  In fact, every room in our house had at least two stacks of sticky notes in some color, shape or size.  Yup, they are my thing.  And it was time to let some of them go.  I admit, here was some eye twitching and body shakes involved. With some time, very proud that I am well on the road to recovery from Sticky Notes Syndrome.

The original task at hand was to consolidate three rubbermaid totes of office supplies.  Fortunately, with kids taking classes, moving into new spaces and Goodwill, every extra supply, found new homes.  I even let go of some of my sticky notes, too!

The dilemma was to re-inventory what was saved. Then honestly ask if we needed to keep a full suitcase of supplies on hand.  Of course there is no need for a full suitcase of office supplies.  Guess it was time to face reality.

With 15 minutes, some baggies: snack, sandwich, quart and gallon, and a box – I am very proud of how I have been able to let go of even more stuff.

I also learned that I am well into my recovery phase of Sticky Notes Hoarding.

QUESTION: What do I do with my amount of supplies now that I no longer need a suitcase?  How do you keep your supplies together and organized?  Post your comments and pictures…

5 Recipes For Leftover Hot Dogs To Devour

Recipes that use leftover hot dogs

When unpacking the cooler after a weekend away camping, there usually is an assortment of various foods – some you save, some you toss in the garbage. With grocery prices high, we really can’t afford to toss edibles in the landfill or in the dog’s food bowl. Here is a collection of recipes that are sure to be a hit with any leftover hot dogs your crew does not finish. Oh, by the way, get rid of the ketchup and mustard garnish for these dishes – there are some really creative cooks that can gourmet leftover hot dogs with all sorts of basic ingredients I bet you have in the house already. Enjoy!

1. “Hot Dog Wontons” by MANtitlement

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Photo credit to mantitlement.com

Right out of the gate, I find a recipe that blows me away.  As if the pictures were not enough, Dan raves about bacon. And raves more and more about bacon.  Yup, I am a bacon junkie as well.  Now imagine having some friends over and serving these fussy little appetisers – from leftover hot dogs!  I can’t help but giggle a bit.  One more thing.  I do have a liking for wontons and fine motor skills.  When my kids were growing up, I would teach them how to use the chopper, read a recipe, and patience while they practice their fine motor skills by seaming together wontons.

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2. “Pigs in a Poncho” by BS’ in the Kitchen

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Photo Credit to bsinthekitchen.com

The tagline for this dynamic duo is “Because everyone needs a little BS.”  Yeah, true, and we get more BS by making this recipe.  BS is actually a brother and sister duo with a love for photography and food.  Their blog is super cute because it includes pics from their younger days.  Be prepared for their piggy noses greeting you when you load their site.  Again, just by looking at this picture you probably have these ingredients already.

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3. “Hot Dog Soup” by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

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Photo credit to frugalanticsrecipes.com

I was not hungry until looking at this picture.  Yummy!  I bet you have everything in your house too.  The only ingredient you may need to buy would be cabbage.  Rest of the list is simply staple ingredients.  Quick, easy and delish.

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4. “Hot Dog Curry” by Sangeetha Subhash Menon

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Photo credit to kothiyavunu.com

I have always loved Indian food, especially curries.  The taste is great and the health benefits of turmeric are superb.  It should not be a surprise that a tasty curry can be prepared from you leftover hot dogs.  For those who have been adventurous in the kitchen, you probably have all the spices for this dish in your cabinet.  If you are new to Indian cuisine, a little goes a long way.  Think of your purchase of these additional spices as an investment in your future health and tasty meals.

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5. “Hot Dog Casserole” by Rock_Lobster

Photo credit to Rock_Lobster

Every list of recipes needs to include a casserole.  My go to site is Allrecipes.com.  There were about 20 hot dog casseroles to choose from and this one looks great and has super reviews.  This is another find that uses ingredients you most likely have on hand.  I looking up Rock_Lobster’s profile, she also maintains Rectangle Foods that is “one hungry gal’s quest to try as many protein, fiber, granola, energy, and meal-replacement bars as possible!”

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 Question: What other recipes would work with leftover hot dogs?

 

Did You Ever Meet A Difficult Camper?

8 Tools For Your Toolbox

Weekends bring lots of people – and action. Holiday weekends are even more special. Occasionally, you may need to reach into your “People Skills Toolbox” for some strategies for dealing with difficult campers. Take a look at this video and see if there are any ideas you can use.

8 Tools for your “Difficult People” Toolbox, Include:

  1. Check-In Process
  2. Visibility
  3. Direct Talk
  4. Listening
  5. Body Language
  6. SHOE Moment
  7. People Watch – Influencers
  8. Don’t Resist

You can find the video on our YouTube page.  Just Click HERE.

QUESTION: What other strategies do you use if a camper is challenging you or co-workers? Answer below…

Bright Lantern uses Solar, Batteries, Rechargeables + USB

Looking for an extra bright lantern for camper or for your ‘living off the grid’ kit?  This bright lantern that uses solar, batteries, rechargeables + has USB Port, does the trick.  Right out of the box, you get a bright light.  Want more light?  Just let it sunbathe for a spell.  Not patient?  You can add 3 AAA batteries – the regular or rechargeables work just fine.  Head to Amazon and grab one of these deals today.  Currently under $10!  Plus, take note of the feature to put the icing on the cake:  it has a USB charging part as well.  Not to bad if you need to charge while working on your laptop.  Happy Deals!