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Monday, January 24, 2011

Stay green even when moving, parts 2 and 3 and announcement

part 2: If you're moving across the country with a baby, your baby can fly for free if you just hold her on your lap, and you can take up less room on the plane, too!

part 3: Try selling or donating stuff you don't want to take but is still usable, instead of throwing it out. Our moving sale is on Saturday night, January 29, 6-11 pm at 60 Thayer St. Apt. 4B, New York, NY 10040.

Announcement: Part 3 is for next week; I don't think I'm going to get to my blogs until after we move at the earliest.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stay green even when moving- part 1

Next time you have to move, don't spend money on new boxes. Your local
supermarket will give you free boxes from deliveries they receive,
boxes that would otherwise be destroyed instead of reused.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Get leaks fixed ASAP!

Even a tiny leak can waste a lot of water! Recently our bathtub faucet
was leaking. Unfortunately we live in an apartment building in
Manhattan, where the super regularly skips his appointments to do
repairs, claiming he had an emergency. At one point before he showed
up to fix the leak, the drain got clogged because the baby had thrown
something into the tub that wasn't supposed to be there — and the
bathtub overflowed, flooding the entire bathroom floor, within a few
hours of the last time I'd checked on the leak! Moral of the story:
Even if you think it's just a tiny leak and it doesn't have to get
fixed, it does.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Say no to disposable water bottles!

Cross posted on Foodiscovery

These reusable water bottles by the FlyLady are expensive but worth
the price. Mine doesn't leak! Think about how much money you'll save
by not buying disposable bottles before you decide these are too
expensive. If you must buy a cheaper one, Bed Bath and Beyond is
ubiquitous and carries water bottles. If you're in New York,
Whole Foods has them, and I got two cheap plastic water bottles from
Modell's for about three or four bucks apiece (though plastic isn't
really the best choice for the environment or your health).
Don't want to drink tapwater? Try a Culligan water filtration system.
I don't own one but I once attempted to do door to door sales for the
company. Though many of their models are for businesses, they do have
smaller machines for use at home. Some other major brands have
similar systems; I recommend shopping around to get the features,
price, and service you want. Just fill your reusable bottle with your filtered
water, and you're good to go!

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