Things to do this summer

Posted on 24. May, 2012 by in Create

Summertime! Make that list of things you want to get done this summer, along with those things you need to get done!

  1. Empty your book bag. Keep important papers, label by subject. Toss trash.
  2. Start any summer homework such as reading projects, writing projects (have a notepad & pencil ready for ideas). Be sure to add due dates to your calendar.
  3. Clean your room. Read More…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Posted on 19. Feb, 2012 by in Organize

recycling . going green . garden . reducing clutter . organizing paper
menu planning . teach kids . junk . spring cleaning . packing

tips on recycling

  • the good news is that in the U.S. we are recycling 32% of our waste, compared to 5% in 1970; it’s mostly plastic pop bottles, aluminum cans, and major appliances.
  • many schools have recycling containers for papers and magazines to raise money, and be a convenient way to proper dispose of household paper.
  • shop smart by purchasing products made with “post consumer recycled” materials.
  • for reuse you can donate clothes, household goods, toys, furniture and cars to AmVets, Kidney Foundation, and Volunteers of America.
  • passing along furniture (antiques or not) is a great way to keep large items out of our landfills.
  • find uses for handy storage items — such as glass baby food jars (for pins, buttons, etc) or glass baby bottles (for paintbrushes, pens, pencils).
  • e-waste, or electronic waste is becoming more of a problem but good news is that many manufactures are participating in a “take-back” program (earth911.org); Verizon collects used phones and batteries for Battered Women’s shelters.  read more …

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