What to reduce and reuse?
Posted 01 November 2011 - 07:15 PM
So, what used or old items do you reuse for other means; any bright ideas on how or where to use bottles, cans, boxes, garments, plastics, etc. (other recyclable things)?
Are there any items in your home that you're starting to lessen the use or consumption?
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:14 PM
gloves in the car.
Even if I don't find anything that can be re-purposed, I reach in (never climb in) and grab up plastics,
cans, and unsoiled papers/boxes/packaging for recycling.
Just today, I found two new brooms, and two new sample pieces of carpet.
A few years back, I found an antique set of Chinese figurine chess pieces. It wasn't the complete set
but the antique dealer told me they were worth a few hundred bucks.
It's a balancing act between keeping all the stuff you know you can reuse for something, and having
a shed full of stuff that collects dust.
But furniture can always be sanded and re-finished, clothing washed and donated-the list is endless.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:30 PM
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:39 AM
have good ideas for re-purposing items.
Just because it used to be a lamp, a table or a chair, doesn't mean it has to remain that way.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 06:43 AM
Make sure you sign up for receiving paperless statements on all of your bills.
Reuse boxes from new appliances and items for storage. You can decorate them so they are more appealing.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:17 PM
The main thing that I use old cloth for is as a dust rag, or even a kitchen rag. An old t-shirt will work very well as a dust rag, or to clean up spills, wipe down the counters things that like. Saves me from buying something brand new to serve that purpose.
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