Waste Not, Want Not

April 19, 2012 § 5 Comments

I’ve got some wonderful new followers that have inspired the following post!

There are two issues I wanted to discuss regarding the subject of running a business while be environmentally conscience  — especially when my products and designs are all about PAPER.

I would ask that we all be aware of what and how many copies of printables we make and what kind of paper we print on. If at all possible, try to choose a recycled paper so that precious resources are not being wasted. I would also ask that when you are done with the printouts, please place them in a recycle bin. (unless you love my designs so much you decide to frame them, ha!) That way we our doing our best while also staying organized.

The other issue that has come up is the amount of ink my House Cleaning Worksheet uses on a home printer. If you print these at a print shop you will have no problem, but at home I know we would all like to stop buying those ridiculously overpriced little print cartridges so often. Hence, the easy solution: A less-ink version of my most popular design! Download the hi-resolution version here.

Enjoy! And thank you so much for your thoughtful input and encouraging notes. I love reading all of them!

§ 5 Responses to Waste Not, Want Not

  • Ms Oh Waily says:

    I’ve just found your blog and designs. Your work is really nice.
    But I agree about the paper *wastage* issue. My solution (not completely eco-friendly I know) is to print one copy of a printable and laminate it for reuse. When it eventually dies from overuse I do the same again. 🙂

    Oh, and do you have any designs for A4 paper (for those of us outside of the US)? Thanks.

  • Leah says:

    I love this printable and the idea to laminate it, from Ms Oh Waily, is great! Or you could slip it into a page protector. Or frame it. (It is so pretty it could be framed!)

    Thank you so much. This is so much nicer than a list and I love how it is organized.

    I found this through StumbleUpon.

  • Rebecca says:

    I love the fact that you commit your designs to paper…so much more permanent! I think another great tip (although you joked about this in the post) is to frame the paper! If you print out a copy of Clean House then stick it in a frame…hang it on the wall…and use a wipeable marker on the glass of the frame to check everything off! Not only do you get to admire the fabulous design of your chart…you are also able to extend the life of one printed copy.
    Thank you for the download!

  • Dana says:

    I just wanted to share the idea I had, why don’t people get these laminated that way they can check it off with a dry erase marker

  • Maiken says:

    Thank you!

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