April 13, 2012
Happy Earth Day (soon)!
Through my business, I continue my conscious effort to combine decluttering and green thinking and you can join in on this excellent pairing. “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle” isn’t just a catch phrase, it’s a great rule of thumb when it comes to organizing. My favorite is “Reuse”. An example: Forgo fancy new Tupperware and instead use To-Go containers from a restaurant to pack lunch at home. Easy and free!
Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day and I am excited! I’ve signed up to volunteer on Saturday, April 21st with New York Cares to help clean up a park in Harlem. We’ll be weeding, planting, picking up trash and enjoying the sunshine (hopefully).
Also this Spring, NYC Department of Sanitation has coordinated their awesome SAFE Disposal Event. This is a chance for you to finally get rid of all of those paint cans that are clogging up your hall closets, the broken cell phones collecting dust and the random other household items who’s disposal has caused you confusion. Check out the site to see what you can bring down to drop off. All 5 NYC boroughs have a location and a date, the first one is April 22nd in Union Square.
Hope to see you there!
What can you do this Earth Day to celebrate the environment both globally and at home?
With love, light and less clutter!
April 6, 2012
How many pairs of sneakers do you own? I’ll go first. I own six pairs. How many pairs of sneakers do you USE? I’ll go. I use two pairs. I really am not great at math but I’m going to push through this and figure it out. Okay – I’m chucking four pairs of sneakers right now.
Alright, I’m back.
Listen, my mother instilled in me the value of quality, long-lasting items like tailored jackets, hearty leather totes and anything the opposite of Reece’s Peanut Butter cups. But when it comes to athletic gear, functionality comes into play (pun intended).
In this link about sneakers, Dr. Tim Church (who has a very winning smile), answers the question about when is the right time to buy new sneakers. If you’re too worn out to click on the link, Dr. Tim basically tells us that irregular discomfort in the knees is a sure sign that you could use a new pair of kicks.
On a more female-centric athletic note…Here’s a link about sports bras. We have to support our ladies when we’re bouncing around at the gym! According to the article, 60-80% of women wear the wrong size sports bra. Ouch!
Now that we know what’s what, take a couple of minutes to inspect and discard these two specific items from your inventory. Since you’re already on track with your fitness routine, go one step further and treat yourself to new and improved gear. You deserve it!
What other gym garments of yours have overstayed their welcome?
With light, love and less clutter