I don’t love this stuff anymore, how do I find good homes for unwanted stuff? When you fall out of love with objects, it does not mean they won’t organise, inspire and nurture someone else.
Whether you live in Australia, U.S.A, UK or beyond we have over 130 Useful Links to make it easy to find a charity or recycling facility that will turn your clutter into opportunities. Continue reading
With decluttering the hot topic; Marie Kondo’s advising us to ask our stuff “does it spark joy” if not throw it out. RESPONSIBLE disposal and consumption is critical to slow down if not stop this throw away mindset, and start by taking responsibility for unwanted stuff.
Australian homes hold approximately 6 cubic meters per household of clutter or 52,527,886 m³, if we placed a box of clutter along every inch of the Australian coastline, we will go around Australia about 6 time or 210,112km. Source Choosi: Clutter Report
Throw away the decluttering mindset not the stuff Continue reading
Having our shoes and handbags organised can make a world of difference. Shoes and handbags are something some of us take for granted, for others owning a pair of shoes is something they dream about. Shoes are there to protect our feet, make us feel good, get us to work, school or on the running track, but have you ever thought about the environmental impact they have on the planet?
Results from a pilot project CO2Shoes revealed that the phase which most contributes to the shoe’s carbon footprint is the manufacture of footwear components with a share of 58%, followed by packaging manufacture with 16%, assembling and finishing with 11%, end of life with 9%, and finally, the distribution of footwear to consumers with 6%.
The results also showed significant differences in the carbon footprint values of the shoes models (sandals, safety, etc.), ranging from 1.3 to 25.3 kg of C02 equivalents, with an average of 10 kg C02 equivalents per pair of shoes, including its packaging. Source CO2Shoes Continue reading
$6623 is the total financial value of clutter respondents from a recent study, estimated is cluttering homes, this translates to $59 361 949 000 worth of clutter Australia wide.
Source: Core Data
What would you do with an extra $6623?
- Top up the mortgage, pay rent, save towards a deposit
- Pay off credit card bill, car payments
When we know what we have we are less likely to buy more of the same, thus saving money and reducing clutter. Sorting, organising and decluttering works like a stocktake it highlights what we have, need and use.
Six Top Tips to Declutter and Save Serious Money Continue reading
Our waste should no longer be considered rubbish or trash to be throw into landfill. A great number of nations including the USA, UK and Australia cannot keep up with volume of their waste, so what do you do; we ship to places like China and 3rd world countries to deal with our problem.
China has recently informed the world
“By the end of 2017, imports of mixed paper, scrap plastics, including PVC, PET, polyethylene and polystyrene, basically a lot of packaging material, will be banned from entering China. Industry bodies have called the measure “devastating”. Source:-Raconteur
On a recent research trip to the UK I heard lots of talk around reduce, reuse and recycling. One major supermarket; Iceland is vowing to eliminate plastic on all own-branded products and Prime Minster Theresa May pledging to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as part of the government’s environmental strategy.
All positive but how can we make our waste a valuable commodity? Continue reading
With holiday season only days away, does your STUFF does not need a holiday or you?
In 4 simple steps you will declutter your car and reduce your carbon footprint
In our western society most people aspire to own and drive a car. The freedom of the open road, adventure, holidays, excitement…it sounds great.
For most the reality is this comes only a few times a year.
With our growing passion for fashion so to does our growing carbon footprint, leaving a mess for the next generation to clean up.
With the global apparel market valued at 3 trillion dollars and accounts for 2 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) we are not talking about loose change. Source Fashion United
Australians are the world’s second largest consumers of textiles, buying an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing and other textiles each year. With more than 500,000 tonnes of textiles and leather end up in landfill each year.
Clutter has a way of affecting relationship and how to let others know how it is affecting you can be a little tricky.
My No 1. Tip Cuppa Tea
Sit down with a cuppa and talk about how the clutter is affecting you.
I met first Debbie at one of my workshop where she told me
“My daughter Kate left home 10 years ago, she still has boxes of stuff that are talking up space I would like to use for my craft work supplies”
After attending my workshop Debbie applied No 2 R Responsible, and invited her daughter around for a cup of tea and a chat. Debbie explained how she felt about the boxes and what she would do with the space once it was cleared, she suggested they open the boxes together….. you are never going to guess the outcome Continue reading
Do you struggle to find ways to reduce the plastics in your home? You are not alone, here’s something we have been doing for years because, refilling and reusing containers reduces clutter around the house and the amount of waste we produce.
At Eco Organiser® we are always on the lookout for ways to refill containers, and here is one such place is The Soap Shop and the South Melbourne Market for more sites visit The Source Bulk Food Waste Free Living