Go Green Easily & Effortlessly
I share some apps to help you organize your life and declutter your life. Remember, apps can be clutter, too, so make sure you’re culling on a regular basis!
Take actions Go Green:
- Decide what apps you’d like to try.
- Consider other areas you’d like to be more green,
- Research to see if there are other apps that might be able to support you.
- Download and try new apps.
- Delete the apps that aren’t a good fit.
Certified life coach, author & award-winning professional life organizer Julie Coraccio shares steps and tips to support you in creating the life you choose, deserve and desire through decluttering your life, mindfulness and how to organize your life.
TRANSCRIPT Go Green
Julie Coraccio 0:01
Hey, I’m clear your clutter inside and out. We’re talking about eco friendly apps to make your life easier. Would you like to recycle more, but not sure what you can and can’t recycle? Are you interested in how to save on utility bills? Have you wondered about ways you can be green, but weren’t sure where to start? Learn about green app as we end our month focusing on being more eco friendly. Do you control your clutter? Or does your clutter control you? unclear your clutter inside and out. We’ll teach you awareness as well as action steps to create change in your life. Come on. Let’s get started. I haven’t done an episode on apps I think for a while. Can’t remember I think I did one in 2019 try not to do more than two of these a year. I feel like where you are using technology so much more and more. It’s it can help keep you decluttered organized and I always like to share those. It was today’s episode was inspired by my clients mainly because I’m always trying to come up with ways to make life easier for them and apps and do the research and kind of see if I can test drive a couple things and then pass that along as apps for you to check out. If they can make your life easier, they’re worth it. But remember, they too can become clutter. I have shared Evernote in the past. I’m just going to share it again. Because this is a great app I can definitely help cut down the paper. I know I use it for recipes. What I love most about everything Evernote and it can do a ton of different things. And if you get the pro version, lots lots you can do with it. I love it simply for the search capability. I feel it’s so easy to use, I just tag it really well and I will use a bunch of different tags. So if I put something in the search magnifying glass, I will find it. So I just offer that as a reminder that if you’re trying to cut down on paper and looking for something with that can help you organize your notes, check out Evernote, go karma and that’s geo CRM. Go karma helps you find nearby people to share your commute with so that you can reduce traffic emissions and even cut the cost of your trip. Riders pay the driver to share the cost the commute and karmas website claims that carpooling with this platform is often cheaper than catching the bus. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather drive in a car than a bus. I know where I live in Raleigh, the bus system is not probably just had so much growth that just didn’t plan well for the bus system is not that good. With good karma users can add credit to their accounts by making a secure payment with a credit card 85% of what riders pay goes directly to the driver. And drivers can opt to give free trips by adding people to their favorites in their app. Karma communities have been established so far in the cities around the world and across the United States, including Austin, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. And the app is available for both Android and iOS. And I know that there are other apps out there that you aren’t in their cities. I know that those cities especially traffic, I lived in Los Angeles for 10 years. But if you are in one of those areas, check it out. Drop counter. And that’s Dr. O p co un tr.
Drop counter. And that’s Dr. Opie co u n tr connects up to your utilities, informing you of how you’re consuming water. The app keeps track of how many gallons you use on a yearly, monthly, weekly or even daily basis. It then lets you know how this relates to other households near you, and encourages you to live more frugally. You can even check out exclusive rebates savings through the app. I know I think I’ve shared that our utility company I believe it’s every quarter sends a how’re you doing sheet and what it does is it compares you with other households in the area and shares how you’re doing now. I don’t think I did that when I lived in Wake County. I don’t think I have to check. I don’t think they’ve done it since I moved to Johnson County. It was really interesting. Even though we were older home. We our usage was less and when we first moved here and again, you know, life is just so fascinating because we’re literally 40 minutes from our old home and in a different County. And we moved in early May. And within I want to say a week or two, they had the robo call from the government saying conserve your water. You know, levels are at a low because we haven’t gotten much right. So this drop thing like drop counter can help you keep track of that. farm Stan allows you to discover and share farmers market and even better you can get imperfect produce here. You might have seen I know I’ve been seeing a lot of Facebook ads recently for the companies that sell imperfect produce I think it’s a wonderful idea and one of them in addition to the imperfect produce, for instance, they were selling something and it was old packaging. So the product was so good I think it was a spice or something or grain but because the company had changed the packaging, they didn’t you know, this was removed from the shelf or something wasn’t gonna go bad. And then in the other little clip, it said, you know, okay, this is avocado oil, but it’s going to go bad within two months. Well, you get a lot of avocado oil, you can get that at a good price. It’s worth it. So find out where your farmers markets are and farmers markets, you’re going to have imperfect produce as well and that’s going to help you find Get and that’s something that is really important because I know I talked in one of the other episodes about the amount of food waste we have to check out farm stamp. We are very fortunate here in Raleigh the state farmers market is now it’s about a half an hour from my home but it’s phenomenal to have one of those big at not an open bar and like an open stall so it’s covered. And they have just a bunch of different farmers that come like I’m there’s something garlic ramps, I think it was that I had for the first time that they only come out I think it’s March or April, and they’re just really yummy. And that’s something I hadn’t tried. So if you haven’t gone to a farmers market in a while to consider checking it out. I recycle small I like the iPhone. capital R EC y le allows users to look up a myriad amount of process. products from categories of all types, ranging from automotive to household goods to see how to recycle them. The app makes it simple by choosing a category from the main menu page and then selecting a product from that category. There is also recycle nation, a location based app that enables users to search for recycling locations, find places to mail in items for cycling, share recycling tips with friends and family view and track their environmental impact. I know one of the things we moved so we have to now pay. Well, you don’t have to pay you had an option of the town dump, where you would just serve everything out. I’m like, I can’t do that. And, you know, that was of course the cheaper option. I think you pay $100 for a year for a permit. Or we hired a company to pick up our recycling every two weeks and I’m And now because we missed the one two weeks ago so we’ll go out we recycle everything so in just two days we can they can pick up the recycling and I can load it up again.
When we move my hometown doesn’t have I’m pretty sure still doesn’t have recycling which bums me out maybe that’s something I can get involved with the change. But recycle nation is gonna be something I’m going to use to what’s close by that we can do because it’s so ingrained in who I am. I’m just not going to be able to stop it. But you know where we are we we had we pay extra recycle worth it for every dime for me. Green kitchen is filled with tasty and inspiring vegetarian food with ingredients straight from nature, and a bare minimum of gluten, sugar and dairy products. So look into be more green but also be more healthy. Consider that out feel stuck, but have no clue what you need to do to move forward. Would you like to feel energized and excited every day? Are you ready to create the life you desire? Julie’s crotch to support you and finding the answers within and then taking action to make changes happen. Visit reawaken your brilliance calm to learn how Julie can support you with life coaching olio and that’s o Li O is in the UK, but I know I have listeners there. So I wanted to share that. I think this is so so smart. olio diverts food away from the landfill by connecting locals or businesses with leftovers to people in the US what’s available. Share a photo and note your location with other app users. It’s great if you’re about to go into it. keishon and you don’t want your food to spoil, or you have an overabundance in your garden. I love this. Here is a solution to a problem. You have a bunch of stuff in your garden and someone’s hungry. How does it get any better than that? eco VA and that’s EC o v ay ay ay ay ay ay t, is designed to spread social sustainability via newsfeed of environmentally friendly activities and post on eco friendly tips and products that help you save energy, conserve water, and in other ways reduce your impact on the environment. The app is gamified that’s my new favorite word, by the way, gamified with eco points and rewards, and you can see how you rank among your friends with the leaderboard. Again, that’s so genius especially kids play so many games these days, get them interested in the environment, and have fun too good to go and that’s to good to go. pairs restaurants with unsold food, like yo sushi and chopped in touch with hungry customers on a budget. All you have to do is download search for a business nearby and pay through the app before picking up your dish. Again, I love this What a great solution. My for years my great grandfather called Seibert restaurant in my hometown and ran a restaurant. You know, they talk about how paid during the Depression, they treat the miners and they just come in the back and he put all the leftovers in a pot kind of make a stew to help feed them so they didn’t go hungry and my grandfather became a lawyer and he joked he said I became a lawyer because I don’t want to I want to have some time to myself. I don’t want to work in I don’t want to work so hard. Like my Dad in the restaurant business and so my Uncle Albert stayed in the restaurant business. And so they moved down to Florida. And you know, he always said, managing your restaurant, your profit was always if you didn’t throw food away, that’s where you’re gonna make your profit. So this is a way that the restaurants can make some money. Some people who are on a budget can save some money. It’s a win win, win, win win. Or Tokyo or Oh, you go, like Oreo cookie or we go, oh, our CEO. This app helps you cut back your carbon footprint by tracking everything from driving to shopping and home energy efficiency to encourage little changes, right awareness plus action equals change. I love it. also wanted to share Earth 911 now this I don’t think they have an app. It’s just an all around site of awesomeness. I know they do have a podcast. You can find where and how to recycle.
They have a guide for business as well. I learned that that’s where I found when I was doing this ages ago doing a presentation about where you could recycle Christmas trees. There were a couple people, I’m sorry, a couple places, like three maybe in the US where you could do that, but it was through Earth 911 that I found that so it’s just Earth 911 you Google it, you’ll find it. The good guide app has you searching and scanning for various consumer product goods. In return. It’ll give you a scientific writing for thousands of the products, giving you insight into their nutritional value and potential health hazards for personal care and household cleaning items. For those trying to avoid certain hazardous chemicals, and re listen to that podcast I did on green cleaning. It’s ideal for coming up with alternatives so you can live a healthier lifestyle. They also provide more environmental friendly alternatives. Again, I love that trying to help you come up with solutions. jool bug JLE bug is an app that helps you form green habits by giving you awards for doing good. The Apple encourage you to be more sustainable by awarding various badges and points every step of the way. So you get points for actions like biking to work instead of driving, or bringing a reusable shopping bag to a store. Awesome. Also, it’s an app that helps save you money. You can sync it up to your utility bill and see how much money you’re saving each month by going green. can also ask your friends join the app and add an element of a friendly competition. We’ll see what I would do with that is maybe something like we put in five bucks every month. So that’s six $2 a year and at the end of the year who’s ever saved money? Save the most wins the pot. So you did with 10 friend that’s $600. I don’t know about you, but I’d be excited for $600. Again, make it fun, make it something that isn’t like oh, I’m being green hashed hashtag climate offers up a selection of climate change actions from a curated list of organizations. In each case, you’ll be provided with the best actions to improve the world as a form of major campaigning tool. It will improve you on the importance of being anti fracking as well as how protecting jungles and rain forest is vital. Sharing tools means you can inform others of the things you’re most passionate about. Again, this is if you want to kind of take it a step further and become more of an activist. Just remember, everything makes a difference. You don’t have to follow Get the hashtag climate app, you can use your reusable straws, all little things we do make a difference. The only other thing I would change about this as I take the description row slice, you know I like to be, I don’t like anti, I like to be pro something because of the energy behind it. So instead of anti fracking, I would say, being pro solar pro wind power. thread up, thr add up, is an online thrift shop. Except you don’t have to spend hours shopping and searching through hundreds of items for the perfect piece. Think I might have shared my friend Kati is a thrift shop Queen and there is this place in Los Angeles where all the rich people donate stuff and I want to experience just she said, You know, they have these rules. everyone follows them. It sounds really fascinating. But it’s kind of cool that there’s an online option for that. Especially if You know you’re not near a big city. You can browse all you want without having to leave home. You can look at all the items or choose one of the special surprise boxes if you’re feeling adventurous. And the best part you can send the company the clothes you don’t wear anymore and receive store credit or cash in exchange. And then the last step for today is regain. Turn your unwanted clothes into discount coupons. Pack all of your unwanted items and they do require a minimum of 10. Selected select a drop off point and get a shipping label or a barcode. Send your parcel for free and get access to discount coupons. take actions from today’s podcast. Decide what apps you’d like to try. Consider other areas where you’d like to To be more green
research to see if there are other apps that might be able to support you. Download and try new apps. Delete the apps that aren’t a good fit. Next month, we’re focusing on time management. Go out, clear your clutter to create the life you choose deserve and desire. When you clear your clutter, you can share your gifts with the world. Sign up for our free newsletter at reawaken your brilliance calm. If you’ve enjoyed clear your clutter inside now, please rate review and share us
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Clutter is stuck stagnant energy and prevents you from creating the life you choose, desire and deserve. We discuss clutter in all its forms: energetic, spiritual, emotional, mental & physical, relationships, health, finances and more. We share tips and take action steps for clutter free living and how to organize your life and death with end of life planning. We’re thinking outside the box on areas where people might not realize where clutter is blocking them. When we remove clutter from our lives we can discover our passions, lead the extraordinary lives we are all meant to live and share our gifts with the world.
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