Making sustainable design accessible one home at a time
Monday, March 28, 2011
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK: Spring Cleaning!!!
Have you ever stopped to think how much stuff you have? Do you even remember exactly what you own, down to the last mismatched sock in your drawer or screwdriver in your toolbox? A big cleanup around the home, shed and yard can lighten your environmental impact and save money.
You might come across items that can be recycled, allowing resources tied up in something not being utilized to be reused. Perhaps you'll find things you can give away or sell; possibly stopping someone from having to buy that item new.
The other benefit of a big cleanup at home is to discover if your household has become a domestic toxic waste dump. Cans of paint, old glue, automotive chemicals; just about every suburban street has enough toxic waste stashed behind those picket fences to do some real damage to the environment.
I LOVE Spring cleaning and organizing. Sometimes I can get very carried away while doing this but it is always so rewarding when you are done! Happy cleaning everyone!