From the Bay to Boise

Whether it’s that junk drawer in the kitchen or a basement full of stuff we’ve been collecting for years, we all have a space in our homes that could use a de-clutter.

Here are a few great tips to clear out that messy space, and be environmentally-friendly at the same time!

Be sure you dispose of harmful products and chemical properly. Whether it is leftover paint or dead batteries, making sure that they don’t end up in our landfills can make a huge difference. Taking them all in one trip to a disposal facility will also make the job easier.

Donate unwanted clothes and household items. This is a great way to reduce the number of items we add to our landfills, and is also an excellent way to contribute to a local charity.

Have a garage sale or sell items online. This is another great way to find a new home for your unwanted items, and will make you “greener” in more ways than one!

Fix broken items. Rather than replacing broken items such as tools or appliances by purchasing new ones, consider fixing them instead.

Find a new purpose for items. Whether it is craft supplies for the kids, or getting creative yourself, there are lots of ways you can find a use for most of your forgotten but once loved items.

Use green cleaning products. Once you have all the clutter out of the way, be sure that you use environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Also be sure to store your newly organized items in recycled storage containers.

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