Cleanup & Greenup: Use Earth Day as your Motivation to Get Organized
We all need to do our part to help keep the earth clean and green now and for the future. Each and every one of us can do our share to help the environment. Something as simple as having good organizational systems in place can help sprout eco-friendliness. Here are some ways you can get organized and do your part to help mother earth:
- Reduce consumption. Good organization allows you to know what you have and keep a mental inventory. This will help you avoid unnecessary purchases and duplicates.
- Helping others AND the earth. Rather than having perfectly good things that you no longer want taking up storage space, donate or sell them online. Here is a list of Chicago area organizations accepting donations.
- Recycle with ease. When your space is organized, you can be more diligent about recycling and re-use. Check out this post on earth911 for local information on recycling anything. But beware of letting your home turn into a recycling center. Pending recyclables constitute clutter, so get them out quickly!
- Save paper. When your office space is orderly and efficient, you print less, duplicate less, use fewer supplies and reduce paper waste.
So if you want to make some headway in your green initiative and do your part to keep planet earth sustainable, start by getting organized today!