Physical Clutter

The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling: Part 1

Recycling / 

At my clients’ homes – and even in my own home – there is much confusion about what needs to be recycled in New York City. The simple answer is: paper and cardboard. beverage cartons, bottles, cans, metal & foil. bulky metal and appliances with CFC gas. Let me explain what specifically that means. This week, I’ll cover paper and cardboard In coming weeks, I’ll cover the other types of recyclables.

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Recycle Your Old Sneakers

Wondering what to do with your old worn-out sneakers?  Let Nike turn them into an athletic field! Through their Reuse-A-Shoe program, Nike collects worn out athletic shoes, grinds them up, and ships them off to be used in surfacing athletic courts and playgrounds in under-served communities.  It takes about 2,500 pairs of shoes to build a tennis court or basketball court. You can read all about it at http://nikereuseashoe.com.

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Don’t Let Your Stuff Crowd You Out!

You’ve all heard of Parkinson’s law, which states that work expands to fill the time available for its completion. Here is the Organizing Goddess’s corollary: Stuff expands to fill the space available for its storage. So how can you limit the amount of stuff and thus reduce clutter?  By limiting the space you make available to it, of course!

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