Helpful links in regards to home maintenance:
- Look around the house for things that can be repaired. Repair is considered the fourth “R” in reduce, reuse & recycle. Items around the house such as shoes, electrical items, appliances and clothes could be repairable. This is much cheaper than buying new replacement items & keeps items out of landfills.
- Remove your name from catalog mailing lists. A whopping 8 million tons of trees are used yearly in the production of paper and catalogs. You can keep unwanted mail from piling up by going to www.catalogchoice.org and unsubscribing from mailing lists. It’s a free service that has huge environmental impact. You can continue receiving catalogs from your favorite retailers; just be sure to recycle them when you’re finished with them.
- Contact the post office to stop the mail before you go on holidays.
The US Postal Service delivers 212 billion pieces of mail every year. The cost of transporting all of those letters adds up. You can help the post office cut down on transportation costs by stopping mail delivery while you’re away.