Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Teach Your Children Well...Err...To Compost

As spring is upon us and we begin to think about preparing our gardens, it may be worth considering composting. If you are already accustomed to composting then how about teaching others, like children, about it?

These days children are becoming enthusiastically involved in caring for our earth. This is being driven by education, these days children are being taught the importance of composting and how the results affect the earth. While many are not composting at home they are learning composting habits at their school where composting and recycling are enforced in the classroom.

Children as young as 18 months, and up to 5 years, are being introduced to recycling from Peppa Pig, a pig tv star whose adventures with family and friends demonstrate how easy the basics of composting are, and how it affects the environment. With children learning from a young age the importance of composting from the media it stands to reason that they will continue these practices as they grow.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Getting Organized For Spring

The words "spring cleaning" are stress-inducing to many. If you are one of these people, don’t fret, there are steps you can take to simplify the process. Plan and follow a schedule to declutter, clean and organize. Organize your time, plan different tasks on different days and watch how easy spring cleaning becomes.

1. Make a schedule: select a different task for each day, including as vacuuming, organizing, sweeping, closets and kitchen.

2. Donate unused items: a great way to declutter is donating unused and unneeded items. Donation bins are found throughout most cities, many shelters also accept clean items in good condition.

3. Host a garage sale: Make some cash while you clean, and buy yourself a treat when all of your tasks are complete. Drive more traffic to your sale by getting your neighbors to host their sales on the same day.

CBC’s Steven and Chris demonstrate some inspiring ideas and tips for preparing your home for spring.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Lending a Helping Hand and a Truck

For those who know us and our work within the community, you know how proud we are to support the Furniture Bank and the work that they do. We were very upset to hear that the Furniture Bank’s fleet of trucks had been vandalized leaving many of them immobilized and the charity in a difficult situation.

Not to be defeated, the Furniture Bank had help from their community of supporters. We were happy to join others like Tallman Truck Centre, Elegant Kitchen GalleryLeon’s, CanadaHelps, 1800GotJunk, and YouMoveMe.

We all chipped in and those with trucks made pickups and deliveries. Our efforts paid off. Not a single household was affected and all of the Furniture Bank's commitments were met. The Furniture Bank still needs assistance and Canada Helps is leading the charge to keep them truckin'.

The Furniture Bank needs $20,000.00 to help deal with this situation. $13,730.00 has already been raised so please help if you can to raise the remaining $6,270.00. You can make a donation here. Please help us raise awareness about the Furniture Bank's situation by sharing their story.

Thank you on behalf of the Furniture Bank.