Thursday, October 29, 2020

Does plastic effect our environment?


Plastics are a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable to create different shapes. Because plastic is not a natural resource it can take several years to decompose.

The decomposition of plastic is said to take anywhere from 10 - 1,000 years to decompose and because only 23% of plastic is recycled in the United States it leaves a lot of room for plastic pollution. Plastic pollution causes harm to humans, animals and plants through toxic pollutants and the damage to our environment are long-lasting. This affects organisms in the food chain from tiny species like plankton to whales. Over 1 million marine animals (including mammals, fish, sharks, turtles and birds are killed each year due to plastic debris found in the ocean.

Currently there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world as well as micro plastics, including streams, rivers, lakes and oceans making it easier to find in the water we drink and the fish we eat. Not disposing the plastic like reusable plastic bags and other debris properly can also create blockages to our storm drains and culverts and impeding the flow of water and worsening bank erosion..

Check up with the triple R Check list to help keep our environment clean:  Can I REDUCE the use of this material and how? Is this item REUSABLE? Can I RECYCLE this item?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Tips on staying organized this Holiday season

It’s that time of year to start planning for the Holidays! We all have lived the most interesting year thus far with the pandemic of 2020. As time has passed families have become more comfortable with small gatherings at home. We’re already Mid October, before we know it Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be gone and we will be ringing in the New Year with lots and lots of cheer for 2021! We have tips on how to stay organized this holiday season!

First things first, focus on what the holidays mean to you and yours, what traditions are you typically looking forward to that the pandemic is not affecting. For example, our family has a pumpkin carving party every year before Halloween; we crank up the spooky tunes and carve away. For us the head count is about 12 this includes the kiddos and parents so we are moving forward with this event this year. Thanksgiving and Christmas are a bit more extravagant and we may have to make other arrangements this year to minimize the amount of people invited. Once you have an idea of what cheer to provide this Holiday season you can start making your arrangements.

You can tackle many small tasks before the month is over; pre-writing and stamping holiday cards is a great way to be ahead of the game, if you have free time get your cards and list together now to start his process and mail them out the last week of November to ensure the people they’re headed to can get them in time.

If you plan on having a small get together, look into ordering a port-a-potty or wash station for extra sanitary purpose. This will help at any type of gathering, we provide a hand sanitizer dispenser in all our units, now your guests will have another location to do the doo and they’ll be able to stay sanitary! If you don’t need a potty, the wash stations are great (this option will be perfect for our pumpkin carving party) If the gathering is outside, place them on both sides of the property to attract more people to utilize them, they’re equipped with paper towels, soap and water!

Gift giver? Set up a gift wrapping area. Clear off your coffee table and set yourself up with all the things you’ll need so you can wrap as you shop! If you have an old empty box you can fill it you’re your new or unused paper form years before get your bow, ribbon, tape and tags ready at your station and now you don’t have to worry about lugging your baby elf station back and forth.

Don’t forget to take care of yourself, having down time to spend with your local family and friends are such a great way to celebrate the Holidays. Try to ensure time for you this season as this pandemic has kept us away from each other most of this year. Don’t stress about extravagant gifts and parties, this year has been tough enough on us, time is free and it’s the perfect gift to give to someone you’ve been missing!  

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Halloween 2020 Block Party!

Let’s “creep” it real, 2020 has not been the year of all years! It has however, had us thinking outside the box when it comes to celebrations and holidays! Have you been to a drive-by baby shower or birthday party or maybe even hosted your own birthday parade this year?! Super fun and cute way to make sure no one feels left out because of these uncontrollable circumstances, also what a great story to tell when you’re older! Imagine hearing someone say “Well I had a parade for my Birthday in 2020!”  See what I mean? We’ll we’ve got a way to keep the distance and treat the kiddos to some outdoor fun this Halloween!


A block party is essentially a street party orchestrated by the residents of a city block or neighborhood. It’s early October, if you have an HOA call and inquire about a block party for Halloween! If they ask what you have in mind ensure that it is definitely within CDC guidelines and possible to stay 6 feet apart from each family and if your kiddos are anything like my Spider-Man loving 4 year old or my Fortnite loving 9 year old they'll be prepared with a mask already! To make things easy for the neighborhood, delegate tasks! This will ensure no mixture of germs from house to house. For example, to bring some fun to the party have a karaoke station where someone cleans the microphone off after each turn and have 5 dancers at a time do a dance off for a fun and spooky treat! Home owners can keep their distance in their front yards and BBQ in the front for dinner and pass out store bought drinks. You can also keep your candy bowl full and place them at the nearest side walk.

Potties on the corner of the streets along with wash stations are a wonderful idea to keep the block healthy and sanitary! Call to receive your free quote today or place your order! I can assure you there’s nothing spooky about our potties! 210-951-5151