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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Cleaning and Recycling Tips

Hello again! I figured since this is the time that most of us do our spring cleaning, I would share some friendly tips. Many of you may already know this so just bear with me ( yes I do like to repeat myself.)

1. Try to recycle as much as possible. Sounds simple but many of us throw out papers in the trash without thinking about it ( me included:) If it is something you do not want someone else to see then maybe recycling isn't such a good idea ( especially important documents-always shred !!!)

2. While I was cleaning out under my cabinets, I came across so many plastic bags "I had saved", that I was overwhelmed. Many places such as Acme and Shop Rite take the bags and recycle them ( as well as those plastic bags your morning paper is wrapped in.) Take them to your local grocery store. You will not only have a much cleaner home, but you will be helping the environment as well.

3. For future shopping trips-take a canvas bag. They can be fashionable and of course are reusable and will save you trips to the stores to get them recycled which in turns saves gas....see where this is headed?

4. Remove caps from all jars and plastic bottles or THEY WILL NOT BE RECYCLED!!! I found it interesting . It seems since the plastic is too different kinds, they must be separated. I found this out after years of putting the lids on the water bottles.....

5. Last, stuffed animals. I know many of you who read this are moms and clutter from toys is a big one! I volunteer for an organization called SAFE ( ) that collects gently used stuffed animals to give to children in need. Some of the animals go to help children in hospitals, some go as reading buddies to kids in area schools, some go to raise money to aid schools in need of funds or they will face closure. These are just some of the ways my animals have helped kids. If you want to donate to me and live in the Philadelphia area, email me for more info. If not in this area, then check out the website for the closest chapter. This is also a good way for kids to help in charity work!

I hope this helps many of you. As I come across anything else you will be the first... no make that second to know since a lot of this is news to me:) Remember, donate any amount ( even $1.00 or purchase an item from the wish list) for Free Arts For Abused Children (, leave a comment on my blog letting me know and get a chance to win a copy of my book!!! Drawing will be ending April 1st! My goal is to have 10 people enter. I have 3 so far. Thank you to those who have entered! Best of luck!


Dolores Lynn said...

Hi Tammy, Enter me in your drawing please. Love your recycling tips. How do I donate the dollar?

windy angels said...

great recycling tips. we are HUGE into "green". I'm doing a presentation at out local library about my little "Autumn Richness" book and the date available was earth day. I said I would also like to talk about recycling in art. folks around here are not really familiar with the altered art concept. you've given me some ideas to mention about extra craft supplies which might be around the house which could be donated.

thanks again for posting about this.

Mic said...

People must always organize their files by shredding the undesired one's. It is better that you keep your working environment clean and organized.

home cleaning said...

Your recycling tips are nice. I am cleaning freak. It feels me better when things around me are cleaned. So, I always try to keep environment around me clean and green too!

House cleaning Snoqualmie WA said...

Tammy you are doing a good job. It's great that nowadays people more and more go green and think not only about themselves, but about our planet as well. We all want to live long life, but unfortunately not all think about the environment we live in. I'm so happy that you have shared this nice tips with all us. Hope it will help someone to realize that there are more important things than fashion( I mean your canvas bags)), money, etc. I'm running a house cleaning business, and we also strive to preserve our planet, we use environmentally friendly products and care about recycling.

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