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Recycle Your Old Greeting Cards

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I needed some “safe” ornaments for my tree this year. (I have two pet ferrets and three cats.) So, I gathered up some old greeting cards, mail envelopes, and wrapping paper scraps. I also used toilet paper tube rolls for this project to add strength. I was very happy with the results. My goal was to make them as simply as possible. I just don’t have all of the time in the world and wanted something cute that the animals wouldn’t eat or break. The two minute video tutorial can be found here. Thanks for visiting and have a great holiday season!

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MINIMALIST TASK OF THE DAY:

image: livestrong.com

image: livestrong.com

If you are looking to scale down on your number of possessions, these daily tasks should be a great help to you. Get started now:

  • Set your timer for 30 minutes. Sort through a section of your house deciding what to keep and what to part with. Place unwanted items in the appropriate box – donate, yard sale, eBay, or recycle. Trash goes in the trash can.
  • Photograph any non-consumable items that you intend to keep and file the snapshots in a folder on your computer. Because it takes a bit of time to photograph and file an item, you might choose to keep less items. Keeping an item means more work in your daily life as well. Ridding of an item means less to clean and less to take care of.
  • Today is the day to recycle. Do you have enough metal to fill your vehicle that would warrant a trip to the recycling yard? If not, you are done for the day. Keep it up and feel free to share your thoughts!

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