“Get Organized” is one of the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions people make. As you probably know, the secret to good organization is finding a system that works for you and sticking to it, so that everything STAYS organized.
Keeping your life organized is not only good for your peace of mind, it can actually help you live greener.
When you know where everything is and can access it quickly, you’re less likely to waste money or resources on those things you already have… but just can’t find. Meal planning not only equals eating healthier, but also less money spent going out to eat and less fuel wasted by making multiple trips to the grocery.
In keeping with our series of amazing finds from Abe’s Market, today we’re featuring everything we’ve found to keep you green and organized for the New Year.
Dry Erase Board With Two Wall Pockets
I keep a dry erase board in the kitchen for meal planning and can honestly say that when we create a plan, our week nights go so much more smoothly. A reusable board keeps you from wasting paper, and when it’s always in the same place, it’s easier to follow.
The Kroom “Lola” Memo Board is made from recycled materials, and for only $13.49, you may want one for your office too!
Who says storage containers HAVE to be plastic? These sturdy recycled cardboard storage boxes come in 4 sizes: Small, Medium, Large, and Super – to make storing everything from photographs to holiday decorations a cinch. Or use them to organize your gift wrapping supplies for next year.
Each box features a dry erase surface label that you can easily write on and wipe off as you please, making it easy to identify what you’ve stored.
Reusable Shopping Bags
If you haven’t started carrying your own bags to the market or grocery, now is the perfect time to start. I keep a random collection of bags in the trunk, but this set by Bag Sacks fits into the small carrying sleeve shown above.
Green Irene Enzymatic Clean Starter Kit
Healthy Child Healthy World reports that green cleaning is one of the biggest bang-for-your-buck steps you can take toward a safer home.
The Green Irene Cleaning Starter Kit contains plant-derived enzymes to clean, eliminate odors and maintain a healthy home. At just $35.98, this set makes is an affordable way to start the New Year off right. Includes:
- 1 Kitchen Cleaner Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill
- 1 Bathroom Cleaner Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill
- 1 Stainless and Glass Cleaner Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill
- 1 Mildew Stain Eraser Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill
- 1 Odor and Stain Eliminator Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill
- 1 16oz bottle of Rinse-Free Floor Concentrate
Core Resistance Toning Kit
And since “Get Fit” tops the list of New Year’s Resolutions, we’ve included an option to help you green your fitness routine.
The Core Resistance Toning Kit by Natural Fitness is a high quality and Eco-Friendly group of exercise tools that can be used for a total body workout. The $26.98 Resistance Toning Kit contains:
- Burst-resistant exercise ball made without toxic phthalates
- Natural rubber adjustable resistance tube set
- Natural rubber padded ankle cuff for versatile leg exercises
- Workout DVD featuring fitness expert Andrea Metcalf who inspires and teaches a level 1 and level 2 workout complete with warm up and cool down.
This set is made by Natural Fitness, an eco-friendly yoga and fitness company, that also plants a rainforest tree for every product sold.