I have been reading blogs on frugality and organization, etc. Recently there have been some cool ideas posted to encourage us to think about what we are throwing away and how we can repurpose things. I thought maybe we could share ideas for re-using/repurposing our things.
Here are a few I'd like to share:
Keep plastic lettuce containers for planting seedlings, or transporting baked goods. Clear containers like this are great for storing crafting items etc,
Yesterday I was baking and emptied 2 cocoa containers which I was going to throw away until I gave it a little though. Instead I washed them well and put them aside to use as a container for a gift such as homemade bits n bits or truffles etc. I'm simply glue some pretty paper on the outside to repurpose them.
One blog suggested wrapping tea boxes in pretty paper for storing items or using as a gift box.
Toilet paper rolls can be used for starting seeds too.
Wet newspaper makes a good weed barrier under mulch (I'm going to try that one this week!)
My husband has a ton of antacid jars in his workshop for storing nails etc. They are all the same size so it makes for a tidy work area.
I keep my glass honey jars for storing grains & baking supplies.
What do you do?
Edited by: TURBOMEL at: 5/7/2009 (22:55)
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