Green: Savvy (Food) Shopping

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Wouldn’t it be great to know when to  buy certain items at the best prices?  Thanks to Rosa Heyman with DailyWorth for breaking it down for us!  I put all of this useful information in an easy-to-refer-to-list of what to buy when!  Happy bargain shopping!

January: citrus like oranges and grapefruit

February: chocolate, snack foods

March: frozen foods, spaghetti, macaroni

April: snap peas, green beans, asparagus, beets, chives, lettuce, sweet onions

May: berries

June: corn, cherries, watermelon

July: peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots

August: tomatoes

September: figs, zucchini, squash

October: cauliflower, pumpkins, grapes

November: candy, turkey, sweet potatoes

December: apples, pears, champagne

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Well-Being/Green: Nourish Your Family With Nourishmat

Give the gift of gardening this year

Got a green thumb? No? Well, Earth Starter has a solution for you that makes planting a garden of yummy food for your family easy, affordable and fun! To get started: simply prepare a 4×6 area, roll out the Nourishmat, place the seed balls in the appropriate holes, connect the hose, and await the fruits (or veggies) of your labor!

Green/Contribute: Make Some Green While You Clean

Time for some Spring Cleaning…and honoring Earth Day! We all have clothes either of our own or our kids that we should really get out of our closets, drawers and ultimately our house! Wouldn’t it be nice to ship them all off in a bag or box never to be seen again and earn a few bucks? How about knowing that those threads will be adored by someone else and not end up in a landfill somewhere? Introducing Twice, an online consignment boutique for women that will pay for shipping  said items to them. If your items sell, voila,  money for you!  If they don’t, (sniff, sniff) it’s okay because they donate the “unsolds” to Goodwill.

Now what about all the kid stuff…you got kids then you’ve got more than your fair share of kid clothes clutter! ThredUp is a similar selling platform as Twice but for kids’ clothing. Duh! They pay to ship the clothing and whatever doesn’t sell is also donated. ThredUp is also a fabulous way to fundraise. They pay cash upfront that is put towards a cause of your choosing. No too shabby! Check out the video below to see how ThredUp works!

Oh and by the way, if for some strange reason you actually want the clothes back that Twice or ThredUp weren’t able to sell, you can pay a small fee to have them shipped back to you!