Reuse in the Workshop

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet

Reuse inrepparttar Workshop (476 words)

The workshop is a great place for reusing items formally destined forrepparttar 105344 landfill. Even if you do not have a shop or craft area you can always donaterepparttar 105345 items mentioned inrepparttar 105346 following paragraphs to friends, schools, shops, youth centers… The concept of reusing is as limitless as your imagination.

Screws, bolts, picture hooks, plant hangers, curtain hooks, and hinges are common hardware items used in most homes. Although not overly costly when purchased a few pieces at a time, they can add up overrepparttar 105347 years. Salvage any reusable hardware and parts from old cabinets, furniture or mechanical items before discarding. These can easily be organized and stored in plastic containers of different sizes. Shop with this in mind and purchase items like peanut butter or mayonnaise in clear plastic containers. These are our favorite as they are recyclable, sturdy and you can easily determinerepparttar 105348 jar’s contents at a glance. When buying screws and bolts avoidrepparttar 105349 small plastic packages and try to find a store that sells these items out of bulk bins. You save money and packaging too.

Strong plastic jugs from juice, milk, or detergents make excellent storage containers for tools, rags or parts inrepparttar 105350 workshop. At a section nearrepparttar 105351 top ofrepparttar 105352 jug remove all but a flap of plastic to attach it to a wall or post. Any rough spots can be filed off or covered with tape. Drill a few holes inrepparttar 105353 bottom for drainage and use inrepparttar 105354 same way outside inrepparttar 105355 garden and for storing clothespins.

Efficiency in the Office

Written by Lillian & Dave Brummet

Efficiency inrepparttar Office (435 words)

Nearly every office, be it commercial or home-based, may have areas of inefficiency that can be improved upon. We are not talking sales figures or profit margins or budgets, but inefficient waste and resource management. For instance, let us look at some common aspects and consider how consumption can be reduced and how to make better use of resources.

Not all paper work and receipts need to be shredded, but sometimes, forrepparttar 105342 sake of security, it is necessary. This shredded paper is recyclable or it can be contributed in layers to a compost or worm bin. It can also be donated to animal shelters or pet stores where it is used inrepparttar 105343 bottom of cages to help keep them clean. This will ease workloads on staff, keep operational costs down, andrepparttar 105344 animals are more comfortable in their cages. The animal waste along withrepparttar 105345 bedding is easily composted.

Technology now makes it possible to save paper on a daily basis by sending emails. Worth mentioning, isrepparttar 105346 time saved as compared to communicating viarepparttar 105347 postal system. When sending a fax, if possible, refrain from using a cover sheet. For efficient paper use atrepparttar 105348 photocopy machine, set it to automatically print pages on both sides. When making draft copies withrepparttar 105349 photocopier or printer, userepparttar 105350 reverse side of any suitable scrap paper. We keep a box of this paper handy for visiting children to color and draw upon. The blank side of any scrap paper can be used for shopping lists, reminder notes, game scoring, orrepparttar 105351 perpetual to do list(s) that we all have.

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