Spring is here! We're welcoming warming weather with open arms here in New York City. We're also taking this time to do some much needed spring cleaning. Here in the Crafts Department, we're purging our workspace and craft room by making bins for items that can be thrown away, donated or recycled.
If you're inspired to do the same, there are so many great resources you can turn to. We're serious fans of Materials for the Arts in Long Island - they collect a wide range of unwanted supplies and donate them to schools and nonprofit organizations in need.
In this month's issue of Living, Jodi introduces us to the Reuse Alliance, a remarkable company with chapters in several major cities. They take a surprising amount of items (most of which you'd think would go right in the garbage): tupperware lids, old trophies, items that are broken or beat-up, the list goes on.
If you have craft supplies that you no longer need or want, Silke discovered the Upcycle Exchange last year. If your materials are in relatively good shape you can donate them to the store, enabling you to take supplies that others have donated on a pay-as-you-wish pricing system. Pretty amazing.
Happy spring cleaning!