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How to Recycle Fabrics

By |2021-07-12T15:10:32-05:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Recycle|Tags: , , , |

When I’m working with clients to downsize their belongings, the subject of how to recycle fabrics almost always comes up. Most clients want their unwanted things to go to a good home. There are always instances when we do have to trash items that are broken and can’t be recycled. Then the subject of what can be recycled comes up. Most are surprised when they learn that fabrics can be recycled, not in their curbside pickup bins, but in other places. According to the EPA’s 2017 Data tables on Advancing Sustainable Materials Management, in 2017, 16,890 tons of textiles were generated—only [...]

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Fold T Shirts & File in Drawers

By |2020-11-17T13:41:29-06:00August 16th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Everyone has t shirts. Not everyone stores their t shirts the same way. Unless you hang them on hangers, you probably fold t shirts.  Some store them on a closet shelf, while others store them in drawers. When you store folded t shirts on shelves, you can easily see the colors which makes it easy to choose the t shirt you want to wear.  That’s not usually the case when they are stored in a drawer.  Since they’re stacked, you can’t easily see the t shirts on the bottom of the stack.  This may be one reason why we wear [...]

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Clutter Weight – Shed Clothes to Shed Weight

By |2023-04-14T12:13:29-05:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , , |

As I look out my window at about a foot of snow, it’s hard to believe that spring began just a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure if Punxsutawney Phil actually saw his shadow or not, but we certainly didn’t see an early spring here in the Midwest. I’m glad I didn’t put away the snow blower just yet. At this time of year, we start preparing for the coming of spring in terms of spring cleaning, and that can mean to shed weight…clutter weight. Changing our wardrobes from cold winter weather to warmer spring weather can jump start us [...]

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