Resources

 

 Organizing Tools

anything at The Container Store
any container under the sun; photo archival storage

storage at Target
inexpensive storage solutions

The Daily System at Pottery Barn
calendar/organizing system for the wall

the clearance items at stacksandstacks.com
miscellaneous storage containers at clearance prices

food storage at Ikea
food storage containers that are very inexpensive

 

Blogs, websites
The Joyful Organizer Blog

 

Books:
Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern

 

Some of our favorite Green Products

You want non-toxic, environmentally friendly products from companies with good social and safety records.
GoodGuide.com rates over 65,000 products based on these factors.

This list will be updated regularly. We’ll add to the list a green product that you have liked.

 

Click here on how to make your own nontoxic, grease-cutting cleaner.

 

All Purpose Cleaner
Mrs. Myers Counter Top Spray ($5, 12.5 oz; mrsmeyers.com)mrsm
Biokleen All Purpose Cleaner (($4.89, 32 oz; biokleenhome.com)

Glass Cleaner
Ecodiscoveries Glass Cleaner ($6.50, 32 oz; ecodiscoveries.com)
Biokleen Glass Cleaner (($4.89, 32 oz; biokleenhome.com)

Tub, Toilet, Sink and Tile
Bon Ami ($1.50, 14 oz; bonami.com)
Mrs. Myer’s Toilet Bowl Cleaner ($5, 32 oz; mrsmeyers.com)
LifeTree Bathroom Cleaner ($3.50, 16 oz; goturle.com)bath
Earth Choice OdoBan Shower Control Organic Acid Cleaner ($4.50, 32 oz; odoban.com)
Naturally Clean Tub and Tile (($5.50, 16 oz; chemfreesolutions.com)

Floor Cleaner
BabyGanics Floor Cleaner Concentrate ($9, 16 oz; babyganics.com)

Dishwasher Detergent
Ecover Automatic Dishwasher Powder ($8, 48 oz; ecover.com)

Dishwashing Liquid
Mrs. Myer’s Dish Soap ($5, 12.5 oz; mrsmeyers.com)

Air Fresheners
Earth Friendly Products Eco Breeze Fabric Refreshener ($5, 22 oz; ecos.com)
Ecodiscoveries AirZyme ($11, 32 oz; ecodiscoveries.com)

Laundry Detergents, “Bleach” and Fabric Softenersoxybl
Shaklee “Get Clean Fresh Laundry”($15, shaklee.com)
Biokleen Oxygen Bleach Plus (($5.99, 32 oz; biokleenhome.com)
Ecover Natural Fabric Softener ($3.65, 32 oz; ecover.com)
Seventh Generation Fabric Softener ($4.89, 32 oz; biokleenhome.com)

Furniture Polish
Timothy Corrigan Home “Restore” Furniture Polish ($12.50; timothy-corrigan.com)

Miscellaneous Cleanersvegwash
Environne Fruit and Vegetable Wash ($4; environne.com)
Eucalyptus Essential Oil to kill dust mites in the washing machine ($5; natural health stores)

 

Donations:

More Than Words

Used book (CDs and DVDs) store run by teens at risk. They will come and pick up your books or look for their book-drop around the area.

 

Donating Gently Used Toys and Clothes

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Consider letting go of some old items, such as: your kids’ unused books, toys and clothing. Check out the charitable organization, Cradles to Crayons to see what you can donate. Or check out your local area charities online to see where you can donate unused items.