Happy Winter Solstice. Is it time for a purge?

Happy Winter Solstice! Around this time last year I went on my first winter float. Winter floats are different from summer floats because it’s cold, of course, and there’s an element of danger knowing if you flip, you better get out of that water quick! But there’s also something about how quiet and peaceful theContinue reading “Happy Winter Solstice. Is it time for a purge?”

Three Lifestyle Changes that will Reduce your Carbon Footprint

There are a lot of little changes we can make to reduce our carbon footprint, but what about the big changes? What contributes the most to climate change and what can the average person do to lower their impact on the environment? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, carbon emissions from heat production, industry, transportation,Continue reading “Three Lifestyle Changes that will Reduce your Carbon Footprint”

Dos and Don’ts of Donations

One of the challenges of decluttering is trying to figure out what to sell, what to donate, and what to throw away. My goal is to throw nothing away, but to turn discarded items into art or useful products. However, if it can be sold I plan on selling it. It’s easier now more thanContinue reading “Dos and Don’ts of Donations”

Living a Greener Life Step 1: R-E-M-O-V-E (embracing minimalism)

“Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.” – Douglas Horton  I believe the foundation of green living is minimalism. Before you can start recycling, reducing, and reusing, you should first remove unwanted items from your home. Purging your home of items you no longer want will not only give you peace ofContinue reading “Living a Greener Life Step 1: R-E-M-O-V-E (embracing minimalism)”

7 Tips to Prevent Food Waste

I’ve officially started my professional organizing side gig to assist people in decluttering their homes. In the process, I’ve encountered some pantries stocked full of food that will never be eaten. Sound familiar? I, too, am guilty of overbuying, forgetting to cook, tossing leftovers, and wasting food, but I’m determined to make this the yearContinue reading “7 Tips to Prevent Food Waste”

The 10 Rs of Green Living

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about how to start a business. The amount of information is overwhelming, and I’m not even close to executing the business aspect of my green living goals. Shopify offers a thorough guide to business start ups with 12 steps which include: Finding an idea Choosing a name ValidatingContinue reading “The 10 Rs of Green Living”

I wish climate change was a hoax.

I would love to believe climate change is overhyped and just a big hoax. It’s not. The data is pretty clear. We’re destroying our planet and doing little to stop it. This is one of many reasons why I’ve decided to get involved in the green movement. Even if climate change was a hoax, whyContinue reading “I wish climate change was a hoax.”

I want my own upcycling business. Where do I start?

It’s been a dream of mine for sometime now to own and operate my own upcycling business. And when I tell people this, the reactions range from a subtle scoff to raised eyebrows. What exactly is upcycling? Upcycling is the creative repurposing of waste and unwanted materials into something new and useful. I want toContinue reading “I want my own upcycling business. Where do I start?”