I want to make responsible decluttering as easy as possible for you.
That is why today I have resources to help you responsibly declutter your possessions...as well as a tasty Mojito recipe made with eco-conscious Don Q Rum.
Many times while working with clients that I see them struggling to get rid of things. Often it is emotional or sentimental items. But many times it is because they feel like the item still has life or they don't want to be wasteful.
That is why I pulled together a list of some of my favorite resources to help you declutter items in a responsible way. From batteries and light bulbs to clothing and plastics, I have resources to help you feel better about letting go.
Here are links to the recycling services I discuss in the podcast:
- Terracycle - plastics, hard to recycle items
- Gimme 5 - #5 plastics
- Batteries Plus Bulbs - lightbulbs and batteries
- H & M - clothing and textiles
- DEA Drug Take Back Day - expired prescription drugs and unwanted medications
And if all this talk of recycling has made you thirsty, you are in luck because here is that yummy Mojito recipe I promised:
Courtesy of Don Q Rum
- Sugar or simple syrup
- 1 1/2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 1/2 oz Rum
- 5 Mint Leaves
- Chilled Club Soda
Crush mint in shaker with sugar (or simple syrup). Add lime juice, rum and ice. Shake and pour out without strainer. Fill remaining glass with club soda. Enjoy!
Don't forget to join up in the Cocktails and Containers Facebook group. It is a great community for questions you are having about organizing your family. And I regularly have LIVE chats so you can ask me your questions directly.
And be sure to comment below. Let me know if there are any other items you are struggling to part with or could use a good recycling resource for.
If you have a question, chances are someone else does too. Maybe we can have "Responsible Decluttering Part Two".
New episodes of “Cocktails and Containers” are available every week.
You can find past episodes “Cocktails and Containers” here.