I tuck a few plastic grocery bags in my pocket when I go for a walk. Along the way I pick up any litter I see along the road and drop it off at the trash cans at the local beach. I not only get lots of exercise, but I am enjoying nature a lot more. Bring a glove to protect your hands!
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I recently started using soapnuts for my laundry, dishwasher & general cleaning. Great for people, the environment & eliminating several products for one.224
Soap Nuts are actually berries. They are also good for people with allergies & anti-microbial (good for the septic system). I make a liquid with mine for the laundry & scent it with lavender & orange essential oil
Being organized and living in a pleasant environment, your sanctuary, is important! Creative people tend to be able to "see things differently" and end up coping with unwanted clutter, a bad living environment, etc. because they can see it in another way, instead of seeing it for what it is. If you can be aware of this, you can prevent years of being sad, living with clutter, or even living in a substandard environment.
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I read in a Magazine that if you come home to an unorganized environment, you feel overwhelmed and no energy- just thinking of what is looming infront of you. I feel this! It just makes me want to go to bed, and it seems WAY too overwhelming to know even where to start! So what I found was: give yourself 5 min. Say, "I'm going to power-clean, just for 5, thats not too much" Sooner than you know it, you will be burning calories cleaning a mess!
This has given me so much energy that I felt I wanted to go for a run afterwards, or continue the cleaning. It also helped during down time- I could really relax, so I could get my energy back faster! Even just try the 'at commercials' cleaning.. that will get you further too!
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