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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 5/29/2016

More and more people today are recycling. In fact, about three-quarters of people in the U.S. recycle but most don't know how to properly recycle. Here are some great tips on how to be a smart recycler: 1. Remove the twist-off cap and ring from plastic bottles. The twist of off cap and ring are not recyclable. Bottles that arrive at recycling centers with the caps still on often are trashed. 2. Remove all food residues. Food waste adds impurities to products made from recycled materials, rendering them useless. So instead either clean out that pizza box or tear off the lid and any part of the box that’s clean, and recycle those. This also goes for paper towels and paper plates. 3. Rinse and repeat. Rinse out jars, bottles and other containers to remove food residue. It is also easier for the recycling center if you peel off any labels, along with as much of the sticky residue as you can. 4. Not all plastic is recyclable. There are many different types of plastics, look for the number inside the recycling symbol; the three arrows that form a triangle.  




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Posted by Duarte/Downey Real Estate Agency, Inc on 3/25/2012

Is clutter taking over your life? There is a way to take your life back from the piles of junk collecting in your home and it doesn't involve all of your things ending up in the landfill. Here are just a few smart and frugal ideas for repurposing old stuff...   For Decorating Use old hardware from dresser drawers to hang curtains. Use junk CDs and DVDs as drink coasters. For Organizing Use oatmeal containers and coffee tins to store flour, sugar and mixes. Use old doorknobs to make a coat rack. For Outside Use egg cartons, old jars, tins and yogurt cartons to make functional seed starters. Use old wooden ladders as part of your landscaping, allowing ivy and other vine plants to climb them. Use CDs to scare birds away from your berry garden. Hang CDs from a tree near your berry bushes. The shiny, moving objects will frighten birds, keeping them away from your sun-ripened berries. Use Cooking Spray as an ice repellent. Spray both sides of a plastic or metal shovel with cooking spray and the ice will slide right off. Repurposing items is easy if you start by changing the way you look at things. Next time you think something is trash, stop and think “how can I repurpose this?”