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Lunch Bags, Lunch Gear for Kids and Adults: A Made in USA Ultimate Source List

Whether you are on the hunt for Made in the USA lunch bags and lunch gear for the new school year, or you are looking for some reusable container (and possibly lunch packing) inspiration, we have this ultimate source list just for you. Don't miss my tips on how to pack an Eco friendly  lunch! Lunch Bags, Lunch Gear for Kids and Adults: Made in the USA Lunch Bags & Boxes Organic Lunch Bags: Enchanted Slumber Enchanted Slumber is a mom owned & run company based in California that focuses on products for kids that are of high quality, and that leave...

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How to Keep Clutter Under Control; Get Organized & Buy American

Out of control clutter can take over your life, resulting in more stress and more mess. The trick to clutter management is to limit the amount of stuff in your home while developing better organization strategies for the things that remain. Here are some tips and a source for Made in USA labels to help you get organized. Label Everything Labels make everything easier to organize, especially if you share your home with more than one person. Here are just a few ways labels can help you: Label your food. Labeling everything in both the freezer and fridge with...

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American Made Lighting: The Ultimate Source List

Confession: I honestly thought it was going to be hard to find enough American made lighting companies to fill a source guide. Wow, was I wrong! This list is a long one, and I am sure it will get longer as more Made in the USA lighting companies are discovered.  Since some components required to make lighting are not sourced in the USA, be aware that most of the lighting on this list is not 100% American made. Lighting needs to be manufactured, handcrafted, or fabricated in the USA to make this source guide. American Made Lighting AMERICAN MADE Indoor...

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Made in the USA Backpacks & School Bags; Our Top Picks for Students of All Ages

This is the perfect time of year to make sure your school and work bags are working for you. No matter what they say, there ARE made in the USA backpacks and school bags! These are worth special ordering. Kids to adults, check 'em out. If you need a new one, this is a good opportunity to buy American and get a bag that will last. I searched the web for made in the USA backpacks and school bags then put together a list of my favorites. These are my top picks.  What made these eight selections my favorites? I...

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Pack an Eco Friendly Lunch With These Four Tips

A typical bagged school lunch contains a sandwich (in a plastic baggie or  wrapped in plastic wrap),  and usually 2 or more store bought, individual serving, pre-packaged items like a yogurt, a bag of apple slices and a package of crackers or cookies . Also included is a juice box (with a plastic wrapped straw) or a bottle of water, a spoon that is thrown away, and a paper napkin. At the end of the lunch, nothing is left for the student to take home- everything goes into the trash, EVERY DAY!  Multiply this by the number of students...

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