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My very small kitchen needs help with recycling

Small spaces can sometimes be a challenge, but fortunately, there are things you can do to make these areas function the way you want  them to. One way to get the best use out of a small area is to use vertical space (stacking, adding hooks/shelves to walls and the  inside or backs of doors). That […]

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Donating specialty items

I always encourage people not to get to wrapped up in finding the perfect place to donate their items. I see that kind of perfectionism  standing in the way of people getting unwanted items out of their home. That said, I know it’s really a great feeling when you find the just right place to […]

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It’s…….Organization Day!!! Yea!!!

Our Organization University team recently hosted a stealth attack…..Organization Day.   Knowing that dedicating time to setting up systems and maintainence is key, we wanted to provide a time and all the tools our employees would need.  We put a company wide meeting on the calendar and once everyone showed up….surpise!!! We hired two local Professional Organization […]

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Ditch the Dumpster – Bravo ASU!

Do you remember how much trash there was when you moved in/out from college? How crazy, overflowingly full the dumpsters were? I follow a blog from the website Earth911, and I was happy to find this story about Arizona State University and a program they have in place as students start to move out for the […]

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Green Office : Recycling Our Materials

This guest post was written by Pauline Petrillo who works in our Research & Development group. When you think of being environmentally friendly in the office, you think about reducing paper usage, meal supplies & scrap, saving energy and commuting for employees.   At Rubbermaid, we also have to think about how to recycle different parts […]

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Green that works for me: My scrap paper stash

Being a graphic designer, I admittedly [and unfortunately] use a lot of paper. I try to only print when I need to and use both sides of pieces when I can. One thing that has helped me do this is my scrap paper stash. It started as a small pile under my monitor, but now […]

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Reusable cups save some bucks

One [simple] green thing that some places are doing that spreads their brand name and saves consumers money is offering incentives for reusable cups. Zoe's Kitchen is a case in point. They offer branded reusable/travel cups for purchase (= distributing brand material that communicates their value in green initiatives), and when you bring it back […]

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My incognito bag stash (a.k.a my footrest!)

As you might have seen, I have another stash at my desk – that post here. This bag stash is a little more incognito. When I moved to a new cube, I realized that I was using a step stool for my footrest that actually belonged to someone else who was letting me borrow it […]

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It might blow your mind! (Recycling that is…)

I don't know about you, but for some reason if/when I get a new blow dryer or new curling iron, I hold onto the old one. I think I'm going to use it as my "travel" curling iron or "backup" blow dryer…and I never touch it again. What I need to do is recycle them. […]

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Donate for a Happy Holiday Season

This post is written by Aleigh, @GoodwillSP, from Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. The holiday season is full of wonderful traditions—caroling, holiday parties, eggnog, shopping ‘til you drop—but there’s one holiday tradition you could start with your family that might add some extra holiday cheer: donating to Goodwill. However you choose to celebrate, chances […]

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