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Tricks for Transitioning from Work to Retiree Wardrobe

Dear Kathi,

Women go through many changes in their lives. Making the transition from work clothing to retirement is my most difficult challenge. My eyes still wander to classic clothing when shopping instead of cute, fun, playful, retirement appropriate styles.

Thanks for all your help with what works after 60.

 

Pat


 

Dear Pat,

I am a strong believer in classic timeless wardrobes. That being said, it is really fun to play with trends throughout your life and this should not stop as you get older. I love seeing retirees (more…)

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Jewelry Organizing Ideas – What Are Yours?

There are so many creative ways to organize jewelry that I thought I would show you a few of my favorites! Do you have a favorite way to keep your jewelry organized? Please let us know and send in your photos or suggestions.

Decorative tacks and hooks make an easy way to keep your necklaces in plain sight. Obviously we were in the process of this organizing project when I shot this quick photo! The bottom photo shows the ‘after’ success.

This a nice way to use the back of your closet door and keep all of your earrings organized. The organizer below does the same for necklaces.

More cool hooks with necklaces and bracelets nicely organized.

Do you have a favorite jewelry organizing trick? Please send me your photo or post a comment below and let us know what you do to keep your jewelry in order!

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A Busy Home Office Overwhelmed with Paperwork Gets Freedom Filed!

A client recently contacted me because she was unclear about what paperwork she needed to keep and what she could shred. She had papers spread throughout her office. With information pertaining to numerous investment properties and multiple (more…)

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Learn How Maximize Your Efficiency by Creating an Umbrella for Each Day on KUSI News

Time is a finite resource. Everyone has the same amount of hours in the day and the same amount of days in the week. When your schedule is overbooked, the result is often subtle. Minutes and hours evaporate each day from your life. (more…)

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Expediting Your Morning Routine When You Have Children

Expediting Your Morning Routine When You Have Children

One of the most difficult aspects of raising children that parents often struggle with is the morning routine of getting kids up and ready for the day. If you have kids that are of school-age then you are aware of how hectic and maddening the morning routine can be. Things become even more stressful when you work outside the home and must get ready yourself and make it to work on time as well.

However, there are a number of ways to simplify your morning routine to reduce stress and preserve your sanity. Getting everyone up and out the door successfully can be made easier by following some of these helpful tips:

  • Stagger kids’ wake-up times
  • Organize clothes and outfits the night before
  • Pack children’s lunches the previous night
  • Provide a grab-and-go style breakfast
  • Offer weekend rewards

Let’s look at each one individually.

Stagger Kids’ Wake-Up Times

First, you should consider staggering your children’s wake-up times.

If you have more than one kid, staggering wake-up times can be a great way to expedite your morning routine. Start by waking up the child who requires the most assistance first as they will take the longest to get up. As you continue to help them, you can start to wake up other children who don’t take as long or need as much help to get up.

You can further speed up this process by providing kids with their own alarm clocks. Often, children will view having their own alarm clock as a privilege and you can remove that privilege if they continuously ignore their alarm clock. Either way, if you do give your kids alarm clocks it is still a good idea to still check on them and provide yourself as a backup alarm.

Also, keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to get up and get ready yourself before waking up any of your kids. This way you are already prepared in case anything falls behind schedule and you can give yourself some extra time if everything runs smoothly!

Organize Clothes and Outfits the Night Before

Another way to reduce some of the madness during the morning is to organize clothes and outfits the night before.

One option is to put a hanging hook on your child’s bedroom or closet door where they can hang up their clothes for the next day. This makes it easy for each kid to wake up, grab the clothes already hanging on their door and get dressed quickly.

You can include your kids in the decision process so they feel like they get to wear what they want, but just enforce a rule that outfits must be finalized before bedtime. It’s possible to plan outfits for the entire week, but due to weather and other fluctuating circumstances it is typically best to just plan day-by-day.

Pack Children’s Lunches the Previous Night

Another way to save some time in the morning is by packing lunches the previous night.

Just like with outfits, lunches can be planned ahead of time and packed the night before. However, unlike outfit decisions, lunch plans can be made for the entire week quite easily. Again, you can include your kids in the decision process and have them help pick out what they want to eat throughout the week. However, make sure to guide them towards more healthy choices and offset any snack food with nutritious options.

Provide a Grab-and-Go Style Breakfast

Another great way to increase your efficiency in the morning is to provide a grab-and-go style breakfast for everyone.

Breakfast can often be one of the most stressful and time-consuming portions of the whole morning routine. Take some of the stress out of breakfast by setting creating a grab-and-go style setting.

Offer various options such as – yogurt, oatmeal cups, cold cereals, etc. so people can simply help themselves. You can even try out a more DIY type of breakfast where kids can make their own breakfasts by using the various options you provide. Of course, the DIY option certainly works better for older children that are more independent.

Offer weekend Rewards

Finally, consider offering some sort of weekend rewards.

Offer some incentives to your kids for successfully following your morning routine during the week. For example, they can have more TV time on the weekend if they effectively follow your routine and are on-time throughout the week.

Not only will this encourage your children to stick to the routine during the week, it will also further impart in them the values of establishing an efficient morning routine.

The mornings before school and work can often be the most hectic and stressful times for parents. Getting yourself up and ready can be hard enough, let alone with multiple kids. However, by following the tips and techniques outlined within this article you can relieve some of the stress and reduce the madness of the morning routine.

 

Bio: Roxy Barnes is a budding professional organizer with a knack for organizing other’s lives stemming from an ongoing battle in coordinating her own. She has a weakness for the latest fashion trends that manifests itself in a closet containing far too many shoes. Oh, by the way, has anyone seen her keys?

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Recycling and Donation Centers in San Diego County

Recycling and Donation Centers in San Diego County

Recycling & Donations In San Diego County

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Automobiles
2 Batteries
3 Books / Greeting Cards / Magazines
4 Building Materials
5 CD’s / Cassettes / DVD’s / LP’s / Videos
6 Cellphones / Telephones
7 Clothing / Shoes (see also Thrift Stores)
8 Computers / Electronics / Televisions
9 Drugs & Medicines / Fireworks / Weapons & Ammunition
10 Food
11 Furniture / Housewares / Office Equipment (see also Thrift Stores)
12 Garden Containers / Living Plants / Trees
13 Hazardous Waste
14 Major Appliances
15 Paper / Ink Cartridges
16 Thrift Stores
17 Tires
18 Other
1. AUTOMOBILES Top
1.1 America’s Car Donation Charities Center
800/513-6560
Fax 916/631-4336
info@carprogram.com
www.donateacar.com
On this easy-to-use site you can research hundreds of respected charities , find answers to frequently asked questions and complete a simple online donation form .  Or, if you prefer to speak with a representative, then please feel free to call us toll-free seven days a week to start our no-hassle donation process.
1.2 Charity Car Donation www.givecars.com You can donate or recycle a car, RV, SUV, pickup truck, motor home, motorcycle, van, boat (large and small), truck, jet ski, snow mobile, fork lift, aircraft almost any type of vehicle.
1.3 Goodwill Industries of San Diego County, Inc.
619/428-8686
Donate your working car, truck, motorcycle, or other motor vehicle. Must have current CA registration.
1.4 Interfaith Community Services
550 West Washington Avenue
Escondido, CA
760/489-0837 www.interfaithservices.org
Call or go online for details
1.5 Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Main Office: Leichtag Family Building
3715 6th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
619/291-0473
Fax: 619/291-2419
Email: jfs@jfssd.org www.jewishfamilyservicesd.org
We pick up cars in most any condition, provided they are towable and have an engine. No smog certificate is required. We offer same day pick-up anywhere in San Diego. You get a tax receipt for your charitable contribution. You are entitled to take a deduction for the fair market value of your vehicle in its present condition. We cannot affix a value . Mon -Thu 8:30am- 5:00pm; Fri 8:30am- 4:00pm
1.6 Partners Mentorship Program
1984 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92107
619/523-2727
Help partners mentor at-risk youth of San Diego County. Accepts any car, running or not – no smog check. Free towing, handles DMV paperwork for tax purposes, provides copies of ownership and transfer documents, a picture of your vehicle and a copy of the Kelly Blue book page showing your car.
TIP: Many churches have car donations programs.
2. BATTERIES Top
2.1 Battery Solutions, Inc.
734/467-9110 www.batteryrecycling.com
Programs for larger volumes of different types of batteries. (Fee may apply.)
2.2 Rechargeable Battery Recycling, Corp.
800/8-BATTERY www.rbrc.org/consumer/
Recycle rechargeable batteries locally.
TIP: Contact your local recycler, or call local car battery retailers for collection program information.
3. BOOKS / GREETING CARDS / MAGAZINES Top
3.1 The Friends of the Library
4193 Park Boulevard (Main Office)
San Diego, CA
619/542-1724
The Friends of the Library will assess whether any of the books should go into the collection or be sold in the booksale. Proceeds from the booksale go to the Public Library and are matched 100% by the City of San Diego. Most all other branches receive contributions.
3.2 Read All Over
contact: Deborah Borza
858/566-7700
Created in memory of 20-year-old Deora Bodley, who died on United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. This program calls for students throughout the world to collect and share gently used books with others in their communities. Call for current book drive information.
3.3 St. Judes Ranch for Children
100 St . Jude’s Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
800/492-3562
www.stjudesranch.org
Mail used cards to the address listed. St. Judes collects holiday, birthday, or any occasion cards and transforms them into recycled greeting cards made with the love of a child. The residents of St. Jude’s Ranch turn used cards into “new” through their Born Again Card Recycling Program and then sell them to make money for savings, college, recreation and spending.
TIP: Check your local phone book for used bookstores in your area, or find out what your local schools can use for their libraries.
4. BUILDING MATERIALS Top
4.1 Battles Hardware
619/234-5118
Bathroom fixtures, faucets, siding glass and swing shower doors, etc.
4.2  Brea Green
858/756-7480
Lumber and wood waste.
4.3 Habitat for Humanity ReStore
10222 San Diego Mission Road
San Diego, CA 92108
619/283-4663
www.habitatsandiego.org
The ReStore is a building materials thrift store with a simple premise: by selling donated building materials, we can fund the construction of more Habitat homes in San Diego County.
4.4 IMS Recycling
619/231-2521 www.imsrecyclingservices.com
All types of metals, electronics.
4.5 The ReUSE People
619/427-0430
Used construction materials.
4.6 South Coast Materials 760/729-2010 Concrete and asphalts.
5. CD’S / CASSETTES / DVD’S / LP’S / VIDEOS Top
5.1 Aural Tech
888/454-3223 www.auraltech.com
For repair and refinishing of CDs, CD-ROMs and DVDs. AuralTech guarantees removal of all scratches from the playing surface of music, audio, game, software and reference compact discs.
5.2 Green Disk
800/305-DISk www.greendisk.com
GreenDisk’s Personal Electronics Program (PEP) is designed to meet the recycling needs of individuals, businesses and government agencies that have small amounts of electronic waste or a one-time need. Concerns about data security and environmental responsibility are met by our well-defined recycling procedures and comprehensive audit trail.
5.3 The Friends of the Library
4193 Park Boulevard (Main Office)
San Diego, CA
619/542-1724
Most all other branches receive contributions.
5.4  Lou’s Records & Tapes
434 North Coast Highway 101
Encinitas CA
92024 888/LOUS-REC www.lousrecords.com
Take your CD’s, old records, cassette tapes, video tapes, etc. and get cash or store credit.(Temporary trade-in policy change: Due to major overstock in the used dept, we are temporarily amending our trade-in policy. We are currently only accepting used items for STORE CREDIT ONLY. Until further notice, we will not be paying cash for used items. Sorry for any inconvenience.)
6. CELLPHONES / TELEPHONES Top
6.1 NAPO San Diego! Bring cell phones to Liz Corso at any chapter meeting.
6.2 CollectiveGood
770/856-9021 www.collectivegood.com
CollectiveGood is the mobile devices recycling resource. If you have spare mobile phones, pagers or PDAs sitting on a shelf or in a drawer, you can recycle them here in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. You can choose from almost 200 charities that will benefit from your old cell phone donation.
6.3 Donate-A-Phone
888/901-SAFE (7233) www.donateaphone.com
The CALL TO PROTECT campaign collects wireless phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. Proceeds from the sale of phones help fund agencies that fight domestic violence and are also used to support the educational efforts of the Wireless Foundation. Other phones are refurbished and become lifelines for domestic violence victims when faced with an emergency situation.
6.4 Reclamere
814/386-2927
www.reclamere.com
For single line phones.
6.5 Technology Training
8817 Production Avenue San Diego, CA
858/547-3992 www.computerstolearnby.org
Donations of fax machines, printers, telephones and cell phones are accepted – drop-off by appointment.
6.6 The Wireless Foundation www.wirelessfoundation.org/ Places your old phone into the hands of domestic violence victims.
6.7 WirelessRecycling www.wirelessrecycling.com If you’d prefer donating and recycling your phone locally.
6.8 Sell Your Old Cell Phone www.oldcellphone.com www.cashmyphone.com www.cellforcash.com If you want a few dollars for your old cell phone, you might try selling it. There are a few sites that’ll buy them, with prices all over the map. For instance, a Nokia 3520 fetches $20 while a 5120 gets you $3.
7. CLOTHING / SHOES (see also THRIFT STORES) Top
7.1 Thrift stores See page 18 for a listing of thrift stores, or check your local phone book for locations near you.
7.2 Becky’s House
619/239-0355 Ext. 250
Make all donations to the YWCA . . . they will distribute between several organizations.
7.3 Cold Weather Shelters Warm jackets and sweaters
7.4  Dress for Success
619/420-1488 sandiego@dressforsuccess.org
Our mission is to assist low-income San Diegan women transition into the workforce with confidence, pride, and dignity. Therefore, all donations must be in excellent condition (no obvious tears or missing buttons), clean, and on hangers to preserve the garments in ready-to-wear condition.Business suits (skirts or pants) Beautiful blouses (that will work under a suit jacket)
Nearly new shoes
Unopened hosiery
Day runners, portfolios and brief cases are also gladly accepted
7.5 Interfaith Community Services
550 West Washington Avenue Escondido, CA
760/489-6380 www.interfaithservices.org
Interfaith does not generally accept new clothing, except for the following programs. Veterans program can use donations of dress shirts, suits and ties, jeans, and new underwear & socks. Items must be in good condition. Confia hiring hall greatly appreciates donation of work boots. Babies and children’s clothing (socks and underwear).
8. COMPUTERS / ELECTRONICS / TELEVISONS Top
8.1 Allan Company
858/578-9300
www.allancompany.com
8.2 City of San Diego Recycling Hotline
858/467-0903
8.3 County of San Diego Recycling Hotline
877/R-1-EARTH
877/713-2784
8.4 Dell Donation & Trade-In Program
800/915-3355
www.dell.com
8.5 Electronics Industries Alliance Consumer Education Initiative
703/907-7500
www.eiae.org
8.6 Gateway Rebate Program www.gateway.com/
8.7 Hewlett-Packard
208/472-3494 https://warp1.external.hp.com/
Product take-back and recycling service.
8.8 IBM PC Recycling Service 800/SHOP-IBM
8.9 IMS Recycling Services
619/231-2521 www.imsrecyclingservices.com
8.10 The National Christina Foundation
http://www.cristina.org
8.11 Office Depot Accept just about any electronic device for recycling. (With thanks to Joseph Maddison.)
8.12 Phillips Services
800/714-1195
North county residents.
8.13 RMD Technologies
619/326-1345
8.14 Reclamere
814/386-2927
www.reclamere.com
Reclamere Inc. specializes in providing a variety of end-of-life services for electronic equipment, such as: computers, network infrastructure gear, telecommunications equipment, etc. Our team is focused on meeting your specific business needs. We will provide a secure, legal and environmentally sound solution for equipment removal and/or disposal as well as data destruction. We purchase and sell computer equipment on a regular basis.
8.15 Josh Tays
619/788-8138
Takes old computers and updates and fixes them up to donate to the Dress for Success organization. They give them to women that need a leg up to re-enter the working world. If it’s not too far, he’ll even come pick them up.
8.16 Technology Training
8817 Production Avenue San Diego, CA
858/547-3992 www.computerstolearnby.org
Computers Pentium 2 or higher are fixed and donated to schools. Under Pentium 2 are recycled at no charge! Donations of fax machines, printers, telephones and cell phones are accepted – drop-off by appt. Call ahead to confirm that your donation can be accepted.
TIP: For general information from the California Integrated Waste Management Board, visit www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Electronics/colle..
9. DRUGS & MEDICINES / FIREWORKS / WEAPONS & AMMUNITION Top
9.1 (Call your local police & sheriff’s department for appropriate disposal of these items.)
10. FOOD Top
10.1 Interfaith Community Services
550 West Washington Avenue
Escondido, CA
760/489-6380 www.interfaithservices.org
Food pantry open until 4:00 M-F Perishable and non-perishable food welcome. Fresh produce particularly appreciated. Catering leftovers, which have not been served, are accepted.
10.2 Mama’s Kitchen
1875 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
619/233-6262
www.mamaskitchen.org
Mama’s Kitchen prepares and delivers three meals a day for every day of the week to nearly 400 men, women, and children affected by AIDS in San Diego County.
10.3 San Diego Food Bank
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
858/527-1419 www.sandiegofoodbank.org
10.4 Senior Gleeners
619/582-2299
Contact Ann for program information.
TIP: Check your Yellow Pages under Social & Human Services for food banks or soup kitchens in your area.
11. FURNITURE / HOUSEWARES / OFFICE EQUIPMENT
(see also THRIFT STORES)
Top
11.1 Interfaith Community Services
550 West Washington Avenue Escondido, CA
760/489-0837 www.interfaithservices.org
Variety of furniture, housewares and household and office supplies accepted for transitional housing apartments. Call or email from website for details.
11.2 Technology Training
8817 Production Avenue
San Diego, CA
858/547-3992 www.computerstolearnby.org
Donations of fax machines, printers, telephones and cell phones are accepted – drop-off by appointment. Call ahead to confirm that your donation can be accepted.
12. GARDEN CONTAINERS / LIVING PLANTS / TREES Top
12.1 Armstrong’s (all locations) Accept all flower pots.
12.2 Green Oak Ranch Nursery
1237 Green Oak Road
Vista, CA 92083
760/727-0251
Growers of California natives, Herbs and Mediterranean perennials. Open M-F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, weekends by appointment. For thrift shop tax deductions donations.
13. HAZARDOUS WASTE Top
13.1
Carlsbad – 760/639-6118
Carmel Valley – 619/235-2111
Chula Vista – 800/237-2583 Coronado – 619/522-7382
Del Mar – 858/755-9313
El Cajon – 619/596-5100
Encinitas – 760/633-2837
Escondido – 760/741-4818
Imperial Beach – 800/237-2583
La Mesa – 619/287-5696
Lemon Grove – 800/499-7587
Mira Mesa – 619/235-2111
National City – 800/237-3583
Oceanside – 760/439-2824
Penasquitos – 619/235-2111
Poway – 858/649-5410
San Diego – 619/235-2111
San Diego County (Unincorporated) – 877/713-2784
San Marcos – 760/639-6116
San Ysidro – 619/223-5211
Santee – 619/596-5100
Solana Beach – 800/714-1195
Sorrento Valley – 619-235-2111
Valley Center – 800/714-1195
Vista – 760/639-6118
To find out about Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection in your area, choose from the numbers at left or call the Regional HHW program hotline at 800/714-1195.Before taking materials to a drop-off center, be sure to find out about volume limitations and proof of residence requirements.
13.2 HHW Drop Off Center
1145 East Taylor Street
Vista, CA
Open Saturdays, (except holidays) from 9:00 to 3:00. For Del Mar, Encinitas, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Escondido and Vista residents in unicorporated county. Before taking materials to a drop-off center, be sure to find out about volume limitations and proof of residence requirements.
13.3 Poway Materials Handling Yard
12325 Crosthwaite Circle
Poway, CA
Open Saturdays, (except holidays) from 9:00 to 3:00. For Poway and residents in the unincorporated county
14. MAJOR APPLIANCES Top
14.1 Habitat for Humanity
619/283-4663
www.habitatsandiego.org
Working appliances accepted. Call for program details.
14.2 IDEAL
800/599-5792
Working refrigerators $50 rebate.
14.3 Pacific Coast Recycling
3055 Commercial (corner of 30th Street)
San Diego, CA
619/238-6740
Appliances and Scrap Metal
Refrigerators and air conditioners must have CFC’s and HCFC’s (Freon) removed.
14.4 Pacific Steel
1700 Cleveland
National City, CA
619/474-7081
Appliances and Scrap Metal
Refrigerators and air conditioners must have CFC’s and HCFC’s (Freon) removed.
14.5 Paul Brown South Bay Recycling
120 Reed Court
Chula Vista, CA
619/425-7197
Appliances and Scrap Metal
Refrigerators and air conditioners must have CFC’s and HCFC’s (Freon) removed.
14.6 State Iron and Metal
981 Heritage Road
San Diego, CA
619/661-1148
Appliances and Scrap Metal
Refrigerators and air conditioners must have CFC’s and HCFC’s (Freon) removed.
14.7 Universal Recycling
14494 Mast Boulevard (Corner of Hwy 52)
Santee, CA
619/448-4295
Appliances and Scrap Metal
Refrigerators and air conditioners must have CFC’s and HCFC’s (Freon) removed.
15. PAPER / INK CARTRIDGES Top
15.1 NAPO San Diego!
Bring used ink cartridges to Liz Corso at any chapter meeting.
15.2 Staples (all locations)
Take used ink cartridges to any location & receive $5 off your next ink cartridge purchase.
15.3 Office Depot (all locations) Take used ink cartridges to any location & receive a ream of paper.
16. THRIFT STORES Top
www.sandiegobizmart.com/ To find a thrift store near you, check your local phone book, or cut and paste the link on the right for an extensive directory of San Diego thrift stores.
16.1 Amvets
800/795-VETS
Call for store locations and pick-up information.
16.2 Baras Non-Profit Thrift Shops
Clairemont – 4792 Clairemont Mesa
College/City Heights – 54 th & El Cajon
Downtown – 1455 Market Street
El Cajon–1770 E. Main St. 8-Greenfield Exit
Hillcrest – 1455 University Avenue
Imperial Beach – 761 Palm Avenue
Pt. Loma/Sport Arena – 4030 Sports Arena
Tax deductible donations accepted at all stores during business hours. Open 7 days, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. For large pick-ups call: 619/291-5252.
16.3 Children’s Hospital Thrift Stores
800/574-KIDS
www.chsd.org
Children’s Hospital Thrift Stores accept donations for all kinds of items, including clothes, computers, toys, furniture – even cars and boats
16.4 The Elizabeth Hospice
Kathleen Horwath –Thrift Shoppe Manager
1005 South Escondido Boulevard
Escondido, CA 92025
760/747-33161845 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92027
Compassion in Services. Will pick up. (Many senior volunteers keep it humming.)
16.5 Goodwill Industries of San Diego County, Inc. – Donation Centers
For information on Goodwill’s programs and services:
San Diego 619/225-2200
North County 760/722-8582
www.sdgoodwill.org
Bonita – Park & Ride, 805 & Sweetwater
Del Mar – Park & Ride, Sorrento Valley Road (I-5 & Carmel Valley Road)
El Cajon – Park & Ride, Washington at Jamacha
El Cajon – Trolley Station, Main & Marshall
Escondido – Park & Ride, I-15 & Via Rancho Parkway (on Del Lago Boulevard)
La Costa – Park & Ride, I-5 & La Costa Ave.
Lakeside – Park & Ride, Mapleview & Route 67
La Mesa – EDCO 8184 Commercial
La Mesa – Trolley Station, Grossmont Center Fletcher Parkway
La Mesa – Trolley Station, Amaya Street
Mission Valley – Hotel Circle North, (Church Parking W. of Handlery Hotel)
Mira Mesa – Park & Ride, I-15 & Mira Mesa
Boulevard
Oceanside – Park & Ride, Route 78 &
College
Oceanside – Park & Ride, I-5 & 78
Point Loma – On sports Arena at Rosecrans
Sorrento Valley – Park & Ride, 805 & Vista Sorrento Parkway (North onramp to Route 805 at Mira Mesa Boulevard)
16 convenient locations in San Diego County. Staffed 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Some locations open later. Goodwill is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The resale of clean, reusable donations provides job training and paid work experience to San Diegans with disabilities and other barriers to employment that are working to become self-supporting, and to provide a brighter future for themselves and their families. Goodwill programs include: state-certified vocational training, free job search and employment services for the community, community employment for people with more severe disabilities, assembly and packing services for business, e-boutique and more! Good will is also an employer of almost 600 people in our community year-round.Organize a donation drive for your neighborhood, community, club, or church. We can help you with all the details.To protect your donation from vandalism or theft, we suggest that you donate during posted hours.
16.6 My Sister’s Closet
Gail J. Polk – Director of Retail Operations
3590 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
619-299-1474
Fax 619/299-7285
Proceeds from the store help the YWCA provide Domestic Violence and Self-Sufficiency programs for women in need. You can help by “opening up” your closet and your heart! Purchase items from the store. Donate your high quality clothing and accessories, furniture and collectibles to sell in the store. Volunteer your time and energy for YW programs.
16.7 Purple Heart Veterans
800/660-4859
Salvation Army
800/433-7453 www.salvationarmy.org
St. Vincent de Paul Village 619/687-1050 www.svdpv.org/thrift.html
17. TIRES Top
17.1 Big O Tires (Check your local white pages for location nearest you.)
17.2 Discount Tires (Check your local white pages for location nearest you.)
17.3 Reliable Tires (Check your local white pages for location nearest you.)
17.4 So Cal Tire Company (Check your local white pages for location nearest you.)
17.5 Winston Tires (Check your local white pages for location nearest you.)
18. OTHER Top
18.1 Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers
410/451-8340
www.epspackaging.org/info.html
The Alliance compiles a list of Styrofoam block collection sites across the country.
18.2 American Petroleum Institute (API)
202/682-8000
www.recycleoil.org
or
CA Integrated Waste Management Board

www.ciwmb.ca.gov/usedoil/
API provides a listing of used motor oil hotlines. CIWMB site can be searched for a certified used oil-recycling center. Most service stations, repair facilities and oil change centers will accept used oil and filters. Try calling your local automotive supply store for program information.
Boomerang Cardboard Boxes
888/BOXES-88
www.boomerangboxes.com
To recycle cardboard boxes, or purchase used cardboard boxes for moving. They also rent Rubbermaid Storage Bins for moving.
Christmas Trees
800/237-2583
Green and flocked trees are accepted at a large number of drop off locations. The trees will be recycled into high quality mulch and compost.
Eyeglasses
www.lions.org
The Lion’s Club collects used eyeglasses for redistribution in developing countries throughout the world.Collection centers can be found in local libraries, and at Lenscrafters, For Eyes and Pearle Vision locations
18.6 Grocery Bags Plastic grocery bags are accepted at most grocery store chains including VONS, Albertsons, Major Market and Jimbos.(Better yet, bring your own cloth bags when you shop!)
18.7 IMS Cardboard Boxes
National City
619/231-2521
Small reimbursement for recycling of cardboard boxes.
18.8 Plastic Loose Fill Producers Council
800/828-2214
Call to find the business nearest you that reuses Styrofoam packing peanuts.
18.9 TUBFRIM
NO-3540 Nesbyen, Norway or to
Helga Moore – President, Sons of Norway
San Diego Chapter
2429 Marilouise Way
San Diego, CA 92103
hsmoore@cox.net www.tubfrim.no/
Please, never throw away canceled postage stamps and phonecards. Stamps and phonecards from any country in the world can be used. Tubfrim collects and sells used stamps and telephone cards, and uses the proceeds to aid the eradication of tuberculosis among Norwegian children.
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Cucumbers Provide Green Solutions for Almost Everything Including Cellulite!

Cucumbers Provide Green Solutions for Almost Everything Including Cellulite!

I have always been a big fan of cucumbers. Sliced thin with a little rice wine vinegar and dill, or chopped into squares with tomatoes and basil, yummy! Now I love them even more. From bad breath to cellulite to hangover (more…)

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Six Tips For Managing Your College Schedule

Six Tips For Managing Your College Schedule

Your first year away at college can be stressful. After a long time of anticipation, you are now on your own and responsible for creating (more…)

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Mastering Your Goals Through Thought, Speech and Action

Mastering Your Goals Through Thought, Speech and Action

This is an excerpt from my book~ How to Master Your Muck. If you are in the process of setting goals for your life, this chapter might help make the process a bit easier.

Think and Speak Specifics

Create a mission statement for your goal. Effective mission statements should include components such as values, vision and purpose. One of my clients created this mission, ”My mission is to help others to grow personally, professionally, emotionally, and (more…)

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Clean Out Your Refrigerator

November is National ‘Clean Out Your Refrigerator’ Month! Do you have any mysterious items lurking in your fridge? If so, email me your questions. By Thanksgiving you’ll have room to store the turkey and all the trimmings!

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