More Green Tips

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Real Estate Agent with The Abrams Group/ Re/Max Realty Services

            

  More Green Tips

1. Recycle with Style: Instead of buying new furniture and accessories, look for vintage, restorable pieces or those made from recycled materials.

2. Switch your Bulbs: Replace incandescent with compact fluorescents. They may cost more now, but they'll save you money in the long run.

3. Does your water bill seem high? Wasted water hurts the environment and your checkbook. Always fix leaky faucets, a five minute project, can save you gallons of water.

**tip: place a large rock in a toilet tank to save water when flushing.

4. Moving? Get free recycled boxes. There's a way for you to get free recycled boxes sent straight to your door! Register at www.usedcardboardboxes.com

5. Skip the bottled water! Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste. Bring reusable water bottles preferably aluminum, when traveling.

6. Make your own cleaning supplies: All you need are a few simple ingredients: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Lemon, Soap. Making your own cleaning supplies saves money, time and your indoor air quality.

7. Donate: Donate instead of trashing usable or fixable items also falls in the reuse category. Some else might be able to get a few more years of use from them.

8. Turn it off! 75% of electricity is used when appliances are not turned on, meaning appliances suck up the majority of electricity just by being plugged into the wall.

9. Reuse grocery bags: Instead of using plastic bags at the grocery store, bring your own reusable bag, plastic bags are not biodegradable and takes years to be recycled, plus a lot of stores give you a discount off your purchases for bring your own bags.

 

Recycling Batteries

Batteries can and should be recycled when no longer in use. Many batteries carry toxic properties and must be disposed of correctly.

Local Businesses that accept old batteries to be recycled:

Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, MOM's Market, Batteries Plus, Home Depot, Sprint PCS, Advanced Auto parts, Radio Shack

 Lisa Abrams

The Abrams Group

Re/Max Realty Services

301-437-6742 Direct

240-766-0625 fax

TheAbramsGroup@Gmail.com

Your Green Realtor!

 

Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, The District of Columbia and Florida

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Lisa Abrams               

The Abrams Group

Re/Max Realty Services

301-437-6742 Direct

240-766-0625 fax

TheAbramsGroup@Gmail.com

 

Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, The District of Columbia and Florida

 

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Bob

Great suggestion on <a href = http://www.usedcardboardboxes.com>UsedCardboardBoxes.com</a>!  I bought a moving kit from them for my last move, and I couldn't be happier.  I got everything I needed for my move, from boxes that were in great shape, to markers and tape.  Everything was delivered to my door, so there was no need to go scouring for boxes that were in good enough shape to survive a move.  I suggest them to everyone I know now.  Great company, and doing something very positive by helping the environment and keeping these boxes out of landfills.  Definitely worth a look for any home or business that needs boxes!

Nov 18, 2008 11:19 AM #1
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Bob

It is always good to hear positive feedback on companies that I recommend.    Businesses change their practices and policies, so it is good to stay on top of the latest critiques.

It is a shame to see perfectly good, practically brand new boxes in the trash after 1 move. 

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