Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

How much junk do you have around the house that you wish you could do something else with other than take up space in a landfill? This is becoming so apparent to me as I begin the process of packing and preparing to move into our new house! But before you throw things away, I hope you give those items a second chance and head to this website to help you use things that might otherwise end up in the garbage.

I came across How Can I Recycle This? when I was looking for how to use up broccoli stems. Eat them? Well, yeah, but they are kind of tough...anyway, this site suggested all kinds of things from peeling the stems, to stirfrying (duh) to soups. So now my 1/2 pound of broccoli I once thought inedible is sitting in my freezer waiting for Broccoli, Cannelini Bean and Cheddar Soup next week. Yum!

How Can I Recycle This? has tips on just about anything you can think of! How can you reuse small plastic lotion tubes? What about reusing an old ladder?

Do you make good use of old things? I'd love to hear some suggestions - what do you do with old clothes/shoes? What about books you don't read any more? Any fun second lives you give to things around the house?

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