Free Shred Day – September 16, 2017

Mark your calendar for FREE paper shredding by Secure Document Destruction

Details are:

Where:  South County Central Bank, 12224 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO  63128

Time:  11 am – 2 pm

Date:  Saturday, September 16, 2017

For more information, call Amanda at 314-746-4662

This is a Community Appreciation and Shred Day Event.  Note:  Up to 5 bags or boxes per vehicle, paper-clips and staples are OK, and no dimension restrictions or reservations required.

Electronic Recycling – September 21, 2017

The City of Sunset Hills Parks & Recreation Department has teamed up with Adonis Recycling for an afternoon of collecting unwanted or broken down electronics that are taking up space in your home.

Where:  Watson Trail Park parking lot, 12450 West Watson Road

Time:  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information on what is accepted or associated fees, contact Adonis Recycling @ 636-638-1017 or www.adonisrecycling.com

From Sheri & Bruce R of Lee’s Summit, MO

Thanks so much for your help.  Your time was invaluable and organizational help was a lifesaver for us.  Thanks for keeping me moving and on task throughout our sessions.  I couldn’t have done it without you.  Your help made our home so much more ready to live in.  You truly have a gift!

from Sandy F of Glen Carbon, IL

I enjoy my cleaned up closet every day.  Thanks again for helping me get it in shape.

from Georgia V of Chesterfield, MO

Thank you SO much!  I am now on a roll….I’ve delivered all the Goodwill piles.  I actually went through a couple of my Mom’s boxes.  I made an appointment for next Thursday at Second Sitting.  And…I cleaned out my refrigerator, freezer, and pantry…both upstairs.  Thank you for pushing me just enough to just get it done.  It feels great.  Now I want to have a party in my storage room.  You are awesome!

Resources

DONATIONS:  Clients often have unneeded items. Here are some worthy organizations for your donations:

Salvation Army:  www.salvationarmyusa.org

St. Vincent DePaul:  www.svdpstlouis.org

The Scholarshop:  www.scholarshopstl.org

Ditto St. Louis Upscale Resale:  dittostl.com

Habitat for Humanity:  www.habitatstcharles.org

Humane Society of Missouri:  hsmo.convio.net

Savers Thrift Superstore:  www.savers.com

Epilepsy Foundation:  www.donate4epilepsy.org

Disabled American Veterans:  www.redracksthriftstores.com

 

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING:  Have old computers, phones, radios and much more that you cannot wait to get out of your house?

WITS Inc:  witsinc.org

MRC (Midwest Recycling Center):  www.midwrc.net

 

CARS, TRUCKS, RVs, SUVs & BOATS:  Donate yours!

Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make A Wish Missouri:  www.wheelsforwishes.org

Support Our Troops:  CarsHelpingVeterans.org

 

from Amy M and Gary B of St. Louis, MO

Terry is amazing in the many ways she helped us.  Not only did she completely organize our 4 bedroom house in several months, but she also suggested excellent people to go to for home repairs, donations, sale of silver and antiques, junk hauling, etc.  She is so nice and is always very professional.  She goes the extra mile to sort papers, kitchen items, garages, linens, donate clothes, get used furniture picked up, taking items to be shredded for us, and getting our whole house looking absolutely wonderful!  We give her our highest recommendation and she is also very reasonable.  She is the best!!  In addition, Terry’s organizing allowed us to get the maximum charitable donation on our tax returns, over $5,000 in tax refunds!

Several Area Police Stations Now Accept Old Medicines

The Missouri Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal (P2D2), a non-profit organization, has expanded its prescription drug take-back program from four (4) to nine (9) local police stations.

Permanent collection boxes across St. Louis County include:

City of Webster Groves Police Department
4 S. Elm
Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm

City of Sunset Hills Police Department
3905 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Open 24 hours every day

St. Louis County Police, Affton Southwest Precinct
9928 Gravois Road
Open 24 hours every day

St. Louis County Police, South County Precinct
3031 Telegraph Road
Open 24 hours every day

St. Louis County Police, West County Precinct
232 Vance Road
Open 24 hours every day

This service is free, anonymous and provides an environmentally-responsible way to dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

 

Hazardous Household Waste Center Now Open

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility in Lemay is now open for residents from St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and Jefferson County.

The facility is located at 291 E. Hoffmeister.

Items accepted include:  Paints (latex is not hazardous), stains, varnishes, wood preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, solvents, and strippers, aerosols, motor oil and filters, gas cylinders (BBQ pit size or smaller), fluorescent tubes, batteries (rechargeable, car batteries), driveway sealant and mercury-containing devices (thermometers, thermostats, salts).

The first 50 pounds of waste may be dropped off at no charge.

To reserve a drop-off time, visit hhwstl.com/reservations

Savers Thrift Superstore opens in Crestwood!

Savers Thrift Superstore had their grand opening at their newest location in Crestwood on February 21, 2013.  At Savers you can find quality used clothing, jewelry, housewares, furniture, books, toys and more at amazing low prices!  They also offer a Super Savers Club and a Save Big program for seniors (55+).  You can donate reusable clothing and household items at their Community Donation Center.  Savers pays the Vietnam Veterans of America every time you donate.

Quote of the Month

Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.- Jim Rohn

I'm careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can strive for; perfection is God's business. -Michael J. Fox

Our greatest weariness comes from work not done. - Eric Hoffer

Being organized is the key to a simpler life, in which the things we own reflect who we are and everything has its place. -Peter Walsh

The things you own end up owning you. -Fight Club

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. -Epictetus

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service. -Martin Luther King Jr.

When people show you who they are, believe them. -Maya Angelou

The future is a flower that knowledge brings to blossom. -Hallmark Card, Nature’s Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. -Winston Churchill

Clutter is postponed decisions®. -Barbara Hemphill

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein

Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. -Edward de Bono

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these...give our lives power and vividness and joy. -Richard Holloway

Oh the things you can find if you don't stay behind! -Dr. Seuss

All the great things are simple...freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. -Winston Churchill

All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. -Norman Vincent Peale

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. -Storm Jameson

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. -Henry Ford

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome. -William James

The difference between a dream and a goal is a plan. -Unknown

Learning is the process of turning experience into knowledge, knowledge into understanding, understanding into wisdom, and wisdom into action. -Dave Meier

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent. -Barbara Bush

Ability is what you're capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Raymond Chandler

We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. -Tobias Wolff

May your walls know Joy, each room hold Laughter, and every window open to great Possibility. -Mary Anne Radmacher

Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. -Confucius

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. -Amelia E. Barr

I am an optimist. It does not seem much use to be anything else. -Winston Churchill

The moment passed is no longer; the future may never be; the present is all of which man is master. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. -William Morris

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. -Calvin Coolidge

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of travelling. -Margaret Lee Remick

The best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. -Theodore Roosevelt

Nothing is true but that which is simple. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. -Alan Watts

Goals are dreams with deadlines. -Diana Scharf Hunt

Not what we have BUT what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. -Epicurus

It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. -Hesiod

On the other side of fear lies freedom. -Author Unknown

Nothing else has the power to calm, comfort, and care for you better than home. -Richelle E. Goodrich

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead focus on what to do next. Spend your energy on moving forward toward finding the answer. -Denis Waitley

With friends, one is well; but at home, one is better. -Leo Tolstoy

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. -Gloria Steinem

A healthy attitude is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier. -Tom Stoppard

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. -A. A. Milne

When goals go, meaning goes. When meaning goes, purpose goes. When purpose goes, life goes dead in our hands. -Carl Jung

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. -Dr. Seuss

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

A goal without a plan is just a wish. -Antoine de Saint-Exuperey

For every minute spent organizing an hour is earned. -Benjamin Franklin

Freedom lies in being bold. -Robert Frost

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. -Johnny Carson

Life is a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only once. -Lillian Dickson

Saving this one until next time. -Al Gore

Professional organizers use tested principles and expertise to enhance the lives of clients. By designing custom organizing systems and teaching organizing skills, they help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper piles, their lives!