Tag Archives: Recycle

Video: See how one office celebrates being paperless

ScanSnap is one of my favorite products to reduce paper clutter. See how this office uses ScanSnap to maximize fun and minimize paper.

The connection between clutter and guilt

Have you ever received a gift that you don’t need or want? Maybe it’s something you already have or just don’t like – regardless of the item, you may feel bad or disrespectful by getting rid of it. When you accept a present, it’s about thanking the giver for the gesture. It doesn’t mean you […]

Help a charity by donating your old electronics

Get Hitched Give Hope is a local non-profit group started by businesses in the Seattle area who specialize in the wedding and bridal industry. They host an annual event to raise funds to grant wishes for breast cancer patients. This year, they are partnering with BuyMyTronics to help reduce and recycle electronic clutter and raise money! I’ve talked about […]

Shred-a-thon Events in your area

Clearing paper clutter is important, but shredding sensitive papers is also critical to ensure against identity theft. Bookmark this page from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office web site that outlines local shredding events throughout the state in 2010.  Most of the free events let you bring up to two file boxes of documents. Get shredding! […]

Interesting new book about hoarding

This is an insightful new book written by two college professors who have studied hoarding for 20 years. They share stories about real people and try to explain the reasons behind this behavior. You can read an excerpt from the book here.

Quick Organizing Tip – Repurposed Rolodex

Now that most contact information is stored electronically, you may have a Rolodex sitting on a shelf gathering dust. But don’t write it off just yet! There are many useful and innovative ways to repurpose that “old” organizer: Store recipes and pictures of dishes – use the transparent sleeves to keep it clean from spills in […]

An Eco-friendly Way to Cut Clutter

I just came across another useful tool to reduce your paper clutter and help you PRINT LESS!  You’ll also lower spending on ink toner and help save a lot of trees.  GreenPrint is a simple-to-use software that eliminates unwanted pages and reduces printing by 17 percent or more.  The application lets you preview documents and has […]

Reduce paper clutter with Earth Class Mail

Sometimes checking your mailbox every day is not an option – maybe you’re on the road, on vacation or just plain busy with work and family. Sorting through postal mail can be a huge burden on your productivity, not to mention that the physical mail we receive is mostly unwanted, unsolicited and unwieldy. Earth Class Mail is an […]

Regifting during the holidays

Regifting is a topic I blogged about last year, and it’s still a great idea, especially since many of us are focused on being frugal and green this year. What is my definition of regifting? It’s breathing new life and purpose into something that you’ve received in the past by wrapping it and giving it […]

4 Purging Tips You Can Use

There’s a saying, “The more things you own, the more they own you.”  This is so true!  Don’t be a prisoner to things.  Learn to let go and achieve more freedom and space.  Here are a few things to remember: If you’re not using it, you don’t know what to do with it, or if […]