Donate old games (resource rooms for special ed), arts & crafts (crayons, construction paper, jars washed and cleaned, yarn, and such), old magazines and newspapers for Art classes at Schools. Donate sewing machines, pasta makers, etc to Home Ec ( to teach kids how to sew and cook). Donate instruments to band/orchestra for kids who can't afford to buy but want to learn.
With Schools getting cut backs, this is a great way to declutter your home and help out your schools and students. Collect from neighborhood drives to help schools and link a community.
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Go to a cosmetology school for services by students at less than half of the cost in a regular salon. A haircut with hair color is only $40 compared to $100 with my former stylist. Students are closely supervised, eager to please, and as a bonus is you get to help someone learn a new job skill
I have a daily flip calendar on my desk. At the end of the year when I replace the old pages with the new, I clip the old ones together and use them as a note pad on my desk for miscellaneous notes, calls, numbers, whatever. It saves me from using new note pads!
Recycling is good - recycling before recycling is even better 224
Organizing Temporary Storage Of Recyclables During the Day...
I recycle as you probably do ,too! A method I found helpful for organizing the recyclables during the day without having to go out near the recyclable container CONSTANTLY is to have a plastic bag HANGING IN THE PANTRY CLOSET out of the way ,but across from the trash can so a person can clean up the kitchen and recycle at the same time! I then take the bag out each night to the large recyclable container and dump the contents and throw the plastic bag in the trash...
cutting the ends of the handles and tying the bag in a tight knot so as to not catch any animal that might go snooping in the city dump and get caught in the plastic bag.
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