It’s World Environment Day!
Last year’s theme was Think.Eat.Save – a message about food wastage. This year’s event coincides with the Singapore International Water Week. We can take this opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint at the office. It’s also a good time to take stock:
1. Going Green
- Use canvas and cloth bags at the office and supermarket.
- Use double-printing and recycle the other side when you print single-sided.
- Stack a bunch of used A5 envelopes and use them like a notepad.
- Use shredded paper for fragile packaging.
- Switch to mugs and real cutlery. Or use biodegradable cornware. Or bring home and wash for a second cycling of non-biodegradable plastic cups and cutlery.
- Save the extra paper napkins you inadvertently took at Starbucks for a rainy day.
- Ask the auntie at the hawker centre to pack your food in your own tupperware.
- Bring your own flask to take away your favourite teh halia.
- Fill your own tumbler of boiled water instead of buying distilled or purified water!
- Encourage your office canteen to use paper boxes instead of plastic ones.
2. Staying on top of things at the office
- Here’s a checklist to help you get organized at the office.
- 20 useful tips from Real Simple to help you declutter efficiently.
- Pininterest illustrates the ways to stop things from straying from their place.
- A little thought goes a long way: 10 office decluttering tricks
- Having difficulty organizing your office space? Here are 21 tips.
3. Shortcuts to keeping things tidy at home
- Here’s a few useful tips to help you get organized at home.
- Real Simple offers some home decorating ideas to help you organize.
- HGTV has more ideas about how to keep things neat and tidy.
4. Self-help for would-be hoarders
- Need help with letting go of emotional clutter?
- Are you a compulsive hoarder?
- What are the symptoms of being a compulsive hoarder?
- Hoarding: What’s it really about?
- Understanding why people engage in hoarding
- The facts about HOARDING
- 10 things you might be interested to know about hoarding.
- Even if you’re not, it’s useful to know how to help someone who hoards.
- Knowing how to talk to someone who needs help is the first step.
It’s good time to reorganize, reflect, recycle!