Green Points

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Guest Blogger SaraHi there, Sara here again. It has been so long since I’ve sat down at a computer to write, that I almost don’t remember how. My life in a nutshell has grown so astronomically time consuming that I haven’t been able to sit down and enjoy any crafting or inventing pleasures for a long while.

Why you might ask?

Well, because my oldest just started school, so there’s homeschooling. And what do I do with middlest and youngest during homeschool? Whatever they want is pretty much the answer. I can’t seem to get a handle on this added bunch of activities, but it is slowly improving. So my house is a little messier, but everyone is fed and cared for, so asking for anything more… that just might be pushing my luck.

So what am I going to talk to you about today? What cool concoction have I concocted for you? Uh sorry, but that part about no time, that was for real! However I did stumble upon the most awesome discovery. As I was cleaning the craft/school room, I noticed my almost two year old putting those crappy packing peanuts in one of my P.O.D. bullet bottles. Oh no! How on earth am I going to get those crappy peanuts out of there? I knew I should have stopped saving those (I save everything.)

Biodegradable Packing Peanuts

One call to my rep at P.O.D. and I was reassured that I can keep on keeping those crappy peanuts, which aren’t so crappy after all. In fact, they’re a green product, completely biodegradable. Super awesome in my book!! So I filled the bottle with water and shook it all up. Viola’ the magical packing peanuts disappeared and I was able to pour them out of the bottle and rinse it out. Unfortunately my P.O.D. rep was unable to help me remove the lucky charms from my euro bottles. I’m still looking into that one.

Any company that is putting forth the effort to reduce, reuse, recycle, and help rather than hinder, always earns extra points in my book. With P.O.D. I have never found that their number one concern is money. While I understand that business is business, I also understand that creating quality relationships with your customers is equally as important as quality product and making money. Kudos to Packing Options Direct for their extra efforts.

*** Just an added note. When working with an almost two year old, I highly recommend watching what you say. I may or may not have said the word describing the structure that stops up water, and she may or may not be repeating it nonstop. ***

Next week I’ll have something crafty for you all to read about! See you then!

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