Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I just love the idea that I read recently in the newspaper about groups of people convening to "swap" stuff. What is one person's trash is another's treasure, as the saying goes. They're swapping toys, home goods and other items. Here's another idea: Why not swap garden plants and flowers when yours are getting overcrowded??

There's also a website called where in many locations, you can join a group and get rid of unwanted items. The items are free~~all you have to do is contact the person who has the item and if you are first on the list it's yours! You can also post items you don't want and know that they are going to someone who needs them. The group was formed with the idea that conscientious donators don't want to burden the landfills with items that could be used by others.


~~ Is your furniture making you sick? Some furniture contains hidden chemicals called Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) which are added to the polyurethane foam that is used to manufacture some upholstered furniture and other household goods.

In animal studies, these compounds can negatively affect the thyroid gland, the reproductive system, the immune system and can even interfere with learning and memory. The good news is that some companies have reduced or eliminated the use of PBDEs. A partial list of those companies include Apple, Canon, Dell and IBM.

Furniture companies are also paying closer attention to the environment and consumer's health. Some of these companies include Bob Timberlake, Rowe, and Bean Products. To view a hemp sofa from Bean Products, visit the "featured products" section of our website at

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