- On April 9, 2020
Spa & Wellness Director
Villa Grande, Porto Vita Property Owners Association
Florida Spa Association Committee Chair
Make Your Dollah’ Hollah!
In our current COVID-19 state of manic panic, I see a need to return to basics. A common nexus for tried and true ideas and a few doses of “Save-the-Planet dammit” sensibilities. Here are Mitch’s (Spa Director for what remains of Porto Vita’s Spa & Wellness Center), “Make Your Dollah’ Hollah” ideas for improving the flexibility of your Franklins at home and work (whether you still have one or are newly looking):
- ZO-LONG ZIPLOCK: Before you throw out that empty glass jar of spaghetti sauce or almond butter, wash that puppy off and peel off the label so you are now left with a clean glass jar & lid. Instead of reaching for a Ziplock bag to store your organic almonds or chia seeds in, fill up your re-purposed jar and now start helping the planet as well as your pocketbook. Cut out the label from the empty bag of whatever you poured inside with the batch number and expiration date on it so you will have this important info on your jar. Tape this label onto the jar (or just drop it inside the jar if tape escapes you), and everyone will know what is stored in the jar. Challenge yourself to use single-use things twice where possible (Kleenex and toilet paper excluded ;0).
- CHILD-PROOF MAGNETISM: I have a drawer in my storage room that has uniform shirts in it for emergencies. I noticed it was getting “relieved of its contents” faster than any emergencies I was aware of. Issue being it was not locked and my engineering department gave me a quote for $100 to get it drilled out and a lock installed. I’m like, “for a bunch of shirts?” Nah uh, not on my watch. Amazon take me away! SO I picked up a $12 box of childproof magnetic drawer latches and voila! My emergency shirt drawer only gets opened when I use my handy dandy magnet key to open it. This works beautifully on my community chocolate snack drawer as well!
Well, I’m wasting time if I’m wasting money so gotta get back to assisting my F & B department with to-go deliveries (since that is the only operation in my clubhouse still generating revenue)! Gotta stay relevant to stay employed! See ya at the next FSA Zoom Happy Hour!