If you have some old prescription medications lying around the house, and unsure of what to do with them? Expired medications are dangerous for human consumption, and also dangerous for placing them in the trash, so this Saturday, September 26th, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration is providing individuals with the opportunity to drop off expired or un-needed prescription medications anonymously from 10a.m.-2p.m. at several locations. They cannot accept any liquid medications, needles or sharps. They can only accept pills or patches. Medications that are expired or un-needed that stay within the home are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Please consider dropping your old prescription medications off at one of the following locations this Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Boulder County Sheriff (5600 Flatiron Pkwy, Boulder, CO), Erie Police Department (1000 Telleen Ave, Erie, CO), Lafayette/Erie Police Department (745 N. U.S. Hwy 287, Lafayette, CO), Longmont Police Department (1950 Mountain View, Longmont, CO), or Nederland Police Department (20 Lakeview Dr. #104, Nederland, CO).
It is back to school for many families throughout our community, and pretty soon we will be headed into the dreaded flu season. One of the biggest ways to help eliminate and fight off the flu is to have a healthy and clean environment. One of our customers, Mapleton Montessori utilizes our professional cleaning service to help keep a healthy environment for their students. We do have other suggestions for keeping yourself and your loved ones safeguarded from catching the flu this season. One of the helpful hints is to implement a hand-washing program. Whether this is at school, the work place or at home, we should all try and implement a more stringent hand washing program, and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of germs, and reduces the likelihood of illness. Another great suggestion is to clean and disinfect all “hot spots,” these are areas that are touched more often than others, such as door handles, light fixtures, keyboards, supplies, toys, and other common shared areas of school, work place, or at home. Do you find that you don’t have the time to do a good cleaning at your place of work, or at home? If so, let Clean Conscience help you today! We provide a variety of services; one-time cleanings, move-in or move-out cleanings, and repeat service. Give Clean Conscience a call today and let us help you fight off flu season.
With the summer nearing its end, it may be time to start changing over your closets from summer clothes to autumn clothes. In an effort to help make this change as easy as possible for you, the good people over at Seventh Generation, have compiled 5 simple steps to help you clean out and switch over your summer closet for an autumn one.
Changing Over Closets for a New Season
As seasons change, so do your clothing needs. Now’s the time to clean, sort, store and organize so your clothes, shoes & accessories are ready to go as new weather rolls in. It’s also a great time to give your closet space a deep clean before you fill it back up! Tackle closet changes in 5 easy steps:
- Separate into 2 piles – ‘keep’ & ‘donate’: Go through all of your drawers, shelves, shoes and hanging space and separate items into two piles – those you’ll want to keep and those you no longer have use for. Bag up anything that can be donated and bring to your local donation center.
- Store seasonal items in bins: For the clothes and shoes you plan on keeping but won’t wear this season, store them in air-tight containers or bags – clearly marked so you know what’s what when they’re ready to join your closet again. Make sure items are clean before packing!
- Clean your closet: Now’s a great time to give your closet space a deep clean. Vacuum the floor, wipe off shelves to remove dust & grime, and toss any broken hangers.
- Unpack and wash: Last year’s stored items will likely need a refresh before being added back to your closet. Unpack containers and wash those that do need it with a gentle detergent. Iron out wrinkles from time spent in storage.
- Try it on: Before putting everything away, try on the seasonal clothes you’ve just brought out. Make sure things fit well and are free of any damage. Hang or fold and you’re good to go!
Why not stay close to home and celebrate Labor Day locally at the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival? This festival started in 1998, and it features hundreds of art & craft exhibitors in Central Park and on the Boulder Public Library front lawn, alongside the creek. There will be awesome live performances at the Bandshell. There will be plenty for the whole family including an interactive Sports & Kids Expo, this will be the 6th Annual Hometown Festival 5K, and there will be delicious choices of food and beer, in the food court and beer garden. Enjoy this beautiful Colorado weather and bring your family down to the Boulder Creek Hometown Festival this weekend. Festivities are happening starting Friday, September 4th and go through Monday, September 7th. For more information on this event, check out their website at www.bceproductions.com/boulder-creek-hometown-festival/