Receptacles of Trash

August 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

One culprit of a messy space is not having a wastebasket in it.


Papers no longer needed are left in a pile eating up space… Torn, left-over packaging of items are nestled with everything else… Of course, there is a trash bin somewhere, it’s just too far from where you are at. (-:

Tip: Place an open wastebasket in every room in your home and see a lot of the mess disappear. No lid litter bins are better for quick dumping (no lifting of lid necessary nor stepping on a pedal to open). Place this bin nearby where you usually park in a space. Choose a good sized one to accommodate more trash.

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Design your own like this Acadia Gray and Cream custom hand-painted wastebasket from

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Check this DIY Basketball Stand Wastebasket from

Lidded bins are best for kitchen use.

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Love this sensor trash bin from simplehuman. The lid automatically lifts with just a wave of your hand.

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Homestyle Mesh Wastebaskets available at ACE Hardware. These can also be found at SM and Landmark Dept. Stores in silver and black shades.

I like the triangle one, you can cozy it up in a corner which I like to think makes it easier to score when you try to shoot in trash. Try spray painting these metal wastebaskets from Ace if you prefer more fun colors.

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For sorting recyclables – Stainless Steel 2 Compartment Metal Bin from Howard’s Storage World.

*Photo Credits: All photos are from mentioned websites.

A Few Good Pens

July 16, 2013 § Leave a comment

Most of us have a favorite pen. A good pen can help with inspired thoughts while a not so great one can be quite frustrating.

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Pilot Frixion

I like this Pilot FriXion pen because you can write and erase notes without needing a correction tape or fluid. What makes this pen unique is its mess-free eraser. I use it for sketching or planning spaces, sequencing my to-do list, doing Math etc… It also comes in as a click-pen so you won’t need to worry about keeping track of the cap. Just a note, remember to not use this pen when you’re signing checks or contracts or any other important documents. The ink also tends to disappear when used on a xerox machine or left in direct sunlight. Other than that, well… it’s great for everything else. (-:




Another click-pen I love is the Faber-Castell Grip X5. Nice smooth ink, light-weight and also comes with a rubber grip that helps spare fingers from callouses (though no eraser).


What’s yours?

*Both available at National Bookstores.

Purge Tip: Check your pens and chuck the ones with dried-up ink. Assess what you have, do you really need 30 pens? Share some! (-:

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