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How Our Sustainability Practices Define Us!

In today's world, where environmental concerns are at the forefront of many discussions, embracing sustainable practices isn't just a trend; it's a responsibility. At Felicia’s Best, we understand the importance of preserving our planet while improving the lives of our clients. As leaders in home organizing and personal assisting community in Tucson, we are committed to incorporating eco-friendly strategies. In honor of Earth Day, we're thrilled to highlight our sustainable practices that embody our dedication to green living!

Here's how we're making a difference:

Reusing: Many times, our clients already have great organizing products in their homes like bins, baskets and other containers. Even if they don't all match perfectly, we love getting creative with what they already have. Whether it's repurposing an item for use elsewhere in the home or rearranging furniture to maximize functionality, our goal is to bring new energy into each home by finding innovative uses for existing pieces. While we enjoy the chance to revamp a space with new products, we're also mindful of our client's budget and strive to find solutions that work within their means.

Donating: While some people may be tempted to just throw away their unwanted items, we're dedicated to a different approach. If an item is still in good condition and has the potential to benefit someone else, we go the extra mile to find it a deserving new home. We're proud to collaborate with numerous local organizations here in Tucson, facilitating donations of a wide range of items, ranging from clothing and hygiene products, to children’s toys, home goods, furniture, office supplies, pet supplies, food and more! We take pride in donating to organizations where these items will be genuinely valued by locals in need.

Recycling: Our commitment to sustainability is the guiding force behind our home organizing services. While assisting our clients in decluttering, organizing or unpacking their spaces, we actively identify which items can be recycled, such as cardboard, paper, plastics, glass and metals. We sort these items and make sure they get to the right places. Since the City of Tucson stopped offering curbside pickup for glass recyclables, our client's often request that we take their glass collections to neighborhood glass recycling dropoff facilities.

Beyond that, we also set aside any unwanted electronics to be taken to Suburban Minor, an incredible local e waste recycling center. Not only do they accept computers, TV's, cable boxes, wires, cell phones and printers... they have an entire list of items they can take! Many electronics have incredibly toxic parts that need to be disposed of correctly- and the landfill is NOT the answer. Electronics are not the only household items that must be disposed of properly.

Responsible Disposal Practices: While working in our client’s homes, we often encounter hazardous materials that are harmful to the environment and can contaminate water sources if not disposed of properly. The ones we see most often are old and expired batteries, prescription pills and paint. By participating in battery recycling programs, drug take-back initiatives, and partnering with local hazardous waste recycling centers, we minimize the environmental impact of these chemicals and contribute to a cleaner, safer community. Tucson Clean and Beautiful is a great resource that has a recycling/disposal directory that includes tons of links to places that accept a huge variety of household items- ranging from automobile parts and bicycles, to art and CD's, to eye glasses and hearing aids, among just a few. The list is impressive!

Education and Awareness: We believe that spreading awareness is key to fostering a culture of sustainability. Through our social media channels on facebook and instagram as well as our blog on our website, we strive to provide valuable insights, resources, and inspiration to help individuals make informed choices that benefit both the environment and their well-being. By educating our clients and community about the importance of sustainability, we aim to instill a sense of responsibility and empowerment, driving positive change for a greener future.

A Simple-Living Approach: At Felicia’s Best, instead of pushing for a strict minimalist lifestyle, we believe in encouraging a simple living approach that allows for personal expression and comfort. We hope to strike the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics ensuring that our clients can revel in their decor and personal treasures while still enjoying a clutter-free and organized living space.

By helping our clients downsize and de-clutter, we're not only tackling issues of over-consumption and overwhelm but also contributing to a more sustainable way of life. When people are organized and know exactly where their items are, they are less likely to make unnecessary purchases. This reduction in consumption means less demand for new products, resulting in a decreased environmental impact from manufacturing, transportation, and packaging. But that's not all!

Living a simpler lifestyle also means producing less waste. People who embrace a simpler lifestyle are less inclined to buy disposable or single-use items, instead prioritizing durable, long-lasting goods. This conscious decision-making process not only reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills but also helps minimize pollution, making a positive impact on our environment. So, by embracing a simple living approach with Felicia’s Best, you're not just decluttering your space—you're making a meaningful contribution to a greener, more sustainable future for us all.

In recognition of the profound impact our actions have on the planet, we hereby commit to a path of mindfulness and responsibility. Here at Felicia’s Best, we pledge to uphold the spirit of "Paying it Forward," and to continue to integrate these sustainable practices. We promise to act with intention, to make informed decisions and to inspire others to join us. By making this pledge, we acknowledge our role in shaping a sustainable future. By weaving these eco-friendly practices into our work, we're not just organizing homes or working as personal assistants—we're making life better for our clients and the planet. Ready to join us on this journey toward a more simple lifestyle? Let's chat today!

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