But What Do I Do With All The Caps?

recycle binI’m learning more about recycling everyday (thanks to my friends at BigGreenHead.com!).

Like many households, we have a giant blue recycling bin that we throw all our recyclables into. Like many people, I had some questions in my mind as I was tossing a plastic container or a pizza box; Can the lid be recycled? Is it OK if there is a little grease on the pizza box? Should I rinse out containers before recycling them? But when I’m in the kitchen, I’m usually doing five other things and I don’t have time to find the answer.

I kinda just figure the guys at the recycle place will figure it out. Read more

Clutter From Another Mother

rik-rak-sister KarenHere’s a post from my friend Karen over at www.BigGreenHead.com – enjoy!

Oh yes, you know what I’m talking about. All that stuff that has been “passed down” by family. This is a Rik Rak Sister’s worst nightmare! Not only does it add to your pile of stuff, for which you need to find storage, but there are unspoken rules and strings that come attached to these items. One misstep could result in being banished from the family gift exchange. So what is the protocol for dispensing with these unwelcomed items? Read more

Make Your Clutter Work for You!

saving moneyIf you’ve been taking steps to de-clutter your life – first of all – CONGRATULATIONS! You’re probably enjoying the peace of mind that comes from having everything in its proper place. But while de-cluttering brings ample mental and emotional rewards – it can also bring some more material awards as well!

Don’t you hate it when something that you use everyday finally wears out and breaks? Whether it’s your coffee maker, or your washing machine – there comes a time where you need to make a new purchase – but what if you’re short on cash? Read more

Kermit Was Wrong – It IS Easy Being Green!

ReduceReuseRecycleWe all want to do our share to help preserve our environment. Some of us just aren’t sure what we can do to help or where to start. Others of us feel that it takes too much time and effort to do anything significant. However, all it takes is a bit of planning and thought and you can recycle and reuse without much effort at all. Before you know it, it will be second nature.

Here’s a great project to help!

Find a sheltered are (garage or carport) to place some plastic boxes or bins. Make sure it’s a convenient location so you will be more likely to use them. Use bins or boxes that can easily be lifted and placed in your car, and that have a clear, visible place for a label. Divide and assign your bins as follows: Read more

Charity Profile: Books for Soldiers

If you love to read, I bet you’ve got a pretty nice stockpile of books. I’ll go even further and say that I bet you only read 2-5 of those books on a regular basis, and the rest are just “dust collectors.”

Am I right or am I right?

I just came across a wonderful charity that can help you downsize your library, opening up a little more space for something else! It’s called Books for Soldiers. Read more

Recycling Beauty Products

Are you really going to use that lotion that you got at the office gift-swap party 2 Christmases ago? Ummm…no.

Chances are, you’ve got some beauty products that are — but really shouldn’t be — taking up some valuable real estate in your bathroom.

This week, I encourage you to go through your bathroom storage, tossing anything you no longer need, want, or use.
But don’t just put the bottles and boxes into the trash! Opt to be environmentally responsible. Read more

Help Make a Dream Come True

childrens-dream-fundThe Children’s Dream Fund is an amazing organization that serves Florida’s west coast, with the single purpose of fulfilling dreams for children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. They get referrals from several hospitals in the area with a wide array of dream wishes – from trips to Disney World, meetings with celebrities, computers, play sets, cruises and shopping sprees. Read more

Turn Your Clutter Into Cash!

bookshelfMost Americans accumulate books, CDs, and DVDs, but many adults with ADD are plagued by the endless clutter that these items create.

Books on the shelves, in the closets and in the basement that were (maybe) read once and forgotten about. CDs in the rack, in the car and under the couch that make you cringe when you look at them because you can’t believe you actually listened to that music at one time. And DVDs that you forgot you even owned! Read more