When I was growing up, my frugal-to-the-core mother was the master of “re-using.” Now, first, I must say that I love my mother more than anyone on earth and my respect for her knows no bounds. However, as a child, this whole concept of “Don’t throw that away! You can RE-use it!” was first annoying and then just “not cool.” Ironically, now a few years out of college and attempting to make ends meet, that concept has suddenly become “genius!” If you’re in the mindset of save, save, save and you’ve got the whole recycled thing under your belt, fantastic! But, I’d venture to say that even better than recycling sometimes, is simply re-using. And, yes though it may have seemed annoying and uncool to my child-like/teen mind, this really isn’t nearly as terrifying as you may think. It’s actually incredibly easy, and in some cases, fun! So here goes, from my mom and from my own endeavors, is a Top 10 List of some easy things to re-use that you may have not considered before.
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Have some fun, pick the ones that work best for you, and see just what you can re-use that you might not have considered before. Do you have some ideas I’m missing? Please share, I’d love to hear them!
Author Tara Alley is a freelance writer from Montana who is very passionate about healthy cooking living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. When not in the kitchen or working on her own writing, you can find her promoting green coffee for Coffee Home Direct.