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Think Responsibly Before You Donate Things

By |2024-01-12T13:21:08-06:00January 12th, 2024|Categories: Donation|Tags: , , , , |

We all have a basic understanding of what items that we can donate to charities; donate things that can be resold.  If an item is damaged, stained or has pet hair on it, it cannot be resold or reused, therefore it shouldn’t be donated. When you donate things that can’t be resold or reused, you create more work for the charity. Those items need to be disposed of at the effort and expense of the charity which has limited resources for disposal. When you donate things such as books, they need to be considered more carefully. The main principle of [...]

Storage and Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

By |2022-05-09T10:02:33-05:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , , |

Helping people downsize and/or organize their homes always includes managing household hazardous waste. This is something that most people don’t think about often, or maybe not at all. These common products used to maintain our homes, yards, and vehicles can cause damage to humans, pets, wildlife and the environment if not stored or disposed of properly. In and around St Louis, Missouri, we have 2 facilities where we can safely dispose of household hazardous waste. If you live elsewhere, I’m thinking there may be a facility near you. I encourage you to do some investigation to find one. If you’re [...]

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How to Manage Medications From Start to Finish

By |2021-06-14T19:17:54-05:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Home Organization|Tags: , , , , , , , |

No matter what your age, at some point in your life you will take medications in some form. Over the counter and prescription medications both fall into this category. Like anything else, they have a lifecycle; from the need, to the purchase, to storage, to use, to refill, to proper disposal. This article focuses on how to manage medications from start to finish as described in the title. Need This is the first step in the lifecycle to manage medications. Your body is signaling that you have an issue that needs attention. It may be something as simple as a [...]

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Medications Disposal & Medical Supplies Donation Options

By |2020-11-17T13:41:10-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , , |

There may be times when you end up with expired or unwanted medications for various reasons. Likewise, with medical supplies and equipment.  Perhaps someone you’re caring for no longer needs these items. Or maybe you are clearing out a loved one’s home after they have passed away. In any scenario, you need options for medications and medical supplies disposal. There are ongoing discussions about the environmentally safe way to dispose of items to keep them out of landfills.  The terms reuse, recycle & reduce pertains to disposal items. Obviously, we can’t reuse medications or supplies, but we can do that [...]

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