Author: Emily Schroer

Emily Schroer

 is a Digital Strategist and blogger for The Fill by Budget Dumpster. She enjoys writing about sustainable living, DIY home improvement, and home organization. Originally from Cincinnati, Emily earned her Marketing degree at Ohio State University, and is now loving life in Northeast Ohio. When she's not blogging or watching Mad Men, you can usually find her in a Cleveland Metropark, camera in hand.

What Not to Donate to Goodwill

Picture this: you’re in the thick of a big decluttering project. You’ve got your “keep” items nailed down, but now you’re stuck: do...

12 Last-Minute Fall Home Maintenance Tasks

As November comes to a close and autumn gives way to cooler (and sometimes bitter) temperatures, you may be looking to hurry up...

How to Reduce Waste for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

The Halloween season is a time for all things scary: goblins, ghosts, ghouls…and trash? That’s right – on average, a single trick-or-treater generates...

Maybe you noticed a soft spot under the carpet. Or maybe your floorboards are squeaking a little louder than usual. Either way, you’re...

14 Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Backyard Play Area

Outdoor playtime is an important part of childhood, but these days, it faces stiff competition from video games – unless you have a...

What is Companion Planting? A Guide for Beginners

If you’ve ever planted a garden, you’ve probably wondered what to plant next to each other, and if certain plants do better with...