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Environmental Messaging

Companies the world over are becoming increasingly serious about their environmental footprints. Reducing them can be a colossal task. I know because I’ve been privy to conversations around our Leadership Team table on this very subject. But of all the discussions about sprucing up a company’s environmental image, one has stuck. I recall a former…

Spring into Summer Clean!

What are the 6 top reasons to de-clutter the home and garden during the summer? How about you procrastinated in January, February, March, April, May and June? Well, now that the summer solstice has officially been checked, the holidays are about to begin, and the weather is fair, let’s get to it! Here’s your simple,…

Why is e-Waste Different?

So – we now have the iPad in Canada, and the iPhone 4G is coming. I’m sure all the gadget geeks among us are frolicking with joy – I’m a geek, I get it. But nowadays, when there’s a shiny new model rolling out every year or so…what happens to last year’s model? E-waste is…

The Junk Inside

The majority of times we engage in conversation about getting rid of junk, we are referring to the excess stuff we have neglected, hoarded, abused, or otherwise not needed, in our homes and businesses. Recently, I’ve begun to view organizing the junk in our minds as a precursor to successfully dealing with the other junk…

Taking Control

Earlier this week I flicked through my saved searches on Twitter and came across a brilliant piece on NPR, “For Hoarders, the Mess Begins in the Mind”.

It’s a moving 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

The discussions between psychologist Catherine Ayers and one of her patients, Cheryl Sherrell, hit on something very important: control.

The Story of Stuff

In our never-ending pursuit of helping people to live cleaner, healthier lives, I wanted to take a moment to talk about stuff. Several months ago, I stumbled on Annie Leonard’s “The Story of Stuff“. For those of you who have never heard of this before, on the surface it’s just a 20 minute video that looks at the…

Is Clutter Cramping Your Relationship?

I’m no relationship expert but I do know a thing or two about furniture that needs to be tossed for the betterment of a relationship. I’m talking about the ‘I’ve-had-this-since-college’ items and the ‘black-never-goes-out-of-style’ stuff. They are the pieces of furniture your boyfriend doesn’t want to get rid of because ‘they’re so practical and comfortable’…

Holiday Waste Guilt?

Now that the holidays are over it’s not uncommon for people to feel a little guilty about all the waste those gifts and entertaining events generate. Piles of ripped up packaging:  brightly-colored wrap, those frustratingly hard to open cardboard housings, plastic shards of all shapes and sizes. Where are they now? Stuffed in the bin…