How would you describe your decorating style: Wash and wear. We're in the raising-a-kid stage of our lives and so we have what could generously be described as eclectic tastes. We have stuff everywhere. I love books, so there are stacks of books on every available surface. My son's artwork is also on every surface. I also share my home with enough sports equipment to outfit an entire baseball team, as my son is currently on two teams and lives and breathes baseball.
I do like order, but we're just not excelling in that department. I'd give us a C minus.
Where do you keep your recycling: I'm an extreme recycler. We have a cabinet in our kitchen filled with recycling. Also in our offices we have baskets for paper. I keep a list posted on the refrigerator which is updated whenever new items are deemed collectible, but I still have to dig through the trash to separate items. Just today I was at Ezra's best friend's house, and I dug my hands in their garbage and started separating items for recycling.
If you could invent something for your home, what would it be: A smaller and more portable ceiling fan. My office is really small and if I have a huge fan, it's like a wind tunnel. You know how in your college dorm room everyone had lights that clipped on to things? Well what if you had one of those for a big fan. You could clip it onto your molding — and instant ceiling fan. It would be great for people in an apartment who can't afford a real one or aren't allowed to change the fixtures.
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