Forget Google! Professional Organizers have a plethora of resources to share with you ranging from recycling centers to special events happening in your area. Here are my favorites:
~The Attic, Manayunk
“Here at The Attic we aim to provide a fun and engaging environment while also offering advice on modern and vintage trends.”
4335 Main St., Manayunk, PA 19127
~Greene Street, Manayunk
“Since Greene Street opened its doors in 1997, we have been working to offer affordable fashion in a clean, organized, and modern setting.”
4313 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127
This is a huge store which earned the nickname the “Pechin Street Boutique.”
4555 Pechin St., Philadelphia, PA 19128
~Colonial Neighborhood Council
“Colonial Neighborhood Council operates “The Well,” a thrift store offering a household items and clothing for adults and children.”
107 E. 4th Ave., Conshohocken, PA 19428
“Recycling Kiosks — Every U.S. Best Buy store has kiosks, just inside the front doors, to drop off ink and toner cartridges, rechargeable batteries, and wires, cords and cables, plastic bags and gift cards.”
~Whole Foods Market, Plymouth Meeting (the biggest & nicest store I have ever seen)
Recycle batteries, cork, plastic bags, Brita filters, yogurt cups & plastics #5
500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
~Household Hazardous Waste Collection
~Finally, did you know about MedReturn Drug Collection Units? There is one at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
2 E Airy St., Norristown, PA 19401
What a fantastic idea. The Norristown Police Departments lobby is now designated a "Safe Zone" for Craigs List transactions. So if you are selling or purchasing on Craigs List you are welcome to go to the lobby instead of having strangers in your home.
montcopa.org (610) 278-3000
Forgo the straw!
Did you know that the Philadelphia zoo does not allow straws?
Did you know that Disney's Animal Kingdom also doesn't allow straws?
Read this short article:
Be very careful about what you put on your lawn & driveway.
"Concentrated development in urbanized areas substantially increases impervious surfaces, such as streets, driveways and parking lots. These surfaces are the primary collector of pollutants until a rain washes them into nearby storm drains. Common pollutants include pesticides, fertilizers, oils, salt, litter, and sediment. Storm drains do not run to treatment plants. They empty directly into waterways. When left uncontrolled, these discharges can result in fish kills, destruction of wildlife habitats, and contamination of drinking water and recreational waterways. Sediment from yard debris and construction sites can cause stream bank erosion, vegetation destruction, and flooding. It is therefore extremely important to recognize that individual actions can multiply the effect on water quality."
Individual actions= that means us!
Read more: http://www.conshohockenpa.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130
What a great idea! It's a laundry detergent refilling station at Whole Foods. No more heavy plastic containers in our land fills.
In 1988, Sun & Earth began its quest for a better way to clean. We wanted to rid toxic chemicals with harsh smells and mysterious names from our living rooms, kitchens and baths! We set out to prove that cleaning products made from harmless ingredients could perform as well as the leading brand.
Learn more here Sun & Earth
My neighbor used paper bags for her organic lawn debris instead of plastic bags. So happy to see this!