Monday, April 20, 2015
Change is a good thing and inevitable. Sometimes it's self- initiated and other times, things just happen. If you are feeling restless on a rainy day like today, maybe it's a good time to re-examine your space and see if a few minor changes could make you feel more grounded. Check out tips from our friends at Apartment Therapy.
Let me know the results.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
We all have them lying around and taking up valuable space in our homes and offices. Here is a solution from Unclutterer to get rid of those pesky unknown or unusable cables that is a green alternative to throwing them in the trash.
On a local level, I recommend using, the 4th Bin, a company that charges very reasonable fees to ethically recycle electronics and cables. And the great part about this group is, they come to you and the process takes about five minutes! Check out their site to make an appointment and find out more about their services: http://4thbin.com/
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 07:30 AM PDT
Technology improves at a rapid pace and the devices we love today are the outdated clunkers of tomorrow. Who’s got a VCR sitting around? I do. And although you may have a plan to replace, donate, or properly dispose of unwanted hardware, you still might have a pile of cables on hand. Fortunately, this often-overlooked pile of clutter is easy to handle.
I recently read an article on MacObserver that’s full of suggestions for managing unwanted cables. Writing for MacObserver, Kelly Guimont begins with practical advice:
Start by making sure your friends and family all have what they need too. Perhaps they need extras for car charging or computer bags or whatever.
The cable you don’t need might be exactly what a relative or friend wants. Gulmont continues, describing various options for recycling: Best Buy and Staples have free programs and “… 1-800-Recycling and the National Center for Electronics Recycling will hook you up with the appropriate local facilities.”
I will add schools and scouting groups to the list of possible cable donation recipients. Many have STEM programs that are always in need of donations, and the cables they need often aren’t the latest and greatest.
Other suggestions: Be sure you know your devices well to know exactly which cables you need for your devices. When you donate or recycle your equipment, include the appropriate cables with the device in your donation — especially duplicates. Also, check with your local municipal and/or county recycling centers to learn where to dispose of the cables so when it is appropriate to trash them (such as broken and unsafe cables) you know the location to drop them off and the process.
Cables are insidious things that love to congregate in homes and never leave. The good news is there are several options for finding them a new place to be. Happy organizing!
Post written by David Caolo