clothes hangers

photo by priscilla du pree

Most of have extra hangers rattling around and taking up space in our closets. You don’t have to throw them away or toss them in the recycling- drop off old hangers to your local dry cleaner so they can use them again!

borrow or rent

Photo by Alexandru G. Stavrica

Why buy and store that chainsaw/steam cleaner/rototiller you use once a year? I know, it is nice to be prepared. That’s what I tell myself when I look at the 15-year old generator that’s still wrapped in plastic in my garage. On the other hand, if you borrow a neighbor’s power washer and accidentally set it on fire, you should replace it. Just saying.

And if you’re the one with the garage full of tools and stuff, thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

greener shopping

Use your wallet to change the world in little steps. Buy organic food, especially in season. Look for recycled or undyed paper goods like paper towels, writing paper, and wrapping paper. Recycled clothing items, like jeans and shoes are becoming easier to find. You might pay more at times, but prices should even out as demand increases.

For starters, I’m going to buy more organic fruit this season, and look for undyed tissues, which we use all the time. What changes can you make to your buying habits?