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Older Mommy Still Yummy: Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time -

# 6  -  Reuse  (part 1)

Garage sales:  shop at and hold garage sales, it's a lot of fun and a great way to reuse products.
Reusables:  switch from disposable to reuseable products:  food and beverage containers, cups, plates, writing pens, razors, diapers, towels, shopping bags, etc.
Donations:  Donate (and buy used):
     - household items - clothes, furniture, dishes, books, sports equipment, magazines, appliances,         electronics, business attire, wedding attire, etc.
     - women's business attire (Dress for Success)
     - computer equipment
     - cell phones, iPod/MP3 Players, laptops, PDAs, ink cartridges  - recycle to charities or to Cure Recycling
     - if you would like to start your own recycling program, check out Wireless Recycling
     - building materials to Habitat for Humanity (or to companies who specialize in selling used materials)
     - eyegasses (to Lions Club, Pearle, or Lenscrafters)
     - extra hangers (to your local dry cleaners)
     - art materials (to a school or cultural organization)
     - unwanted boxed/bagged/canned food (to homeless shelters, food banks, or soup kitchens)

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At April 2, 2011 at 8:27 AM , Blogger carolscorner727 said...

Great tips. I want to live greener but it can be overwhelming at times. This is definitely doable. Have a great weekend! :)

At April 2, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Pegasuslegend said...

Great tips and will be using this info~ thanks

At April 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM , Blogger meandmythinkingcap said...

Those are some good life tips.TLC

At April 2, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Brianna said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing them.

At April 2, 2011 at 11:30 PM , Blogger Oak Lawn Lady said...

Have you heard about the Re-Store? It's a store where donated building supplies can be purchased at a really good price. Things like doors, windows, plumbing and electrical supplies, kitchen and bathroom hardware. Stuff like that. good recycling concept.

At April 3, 2011 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Julie Jordan Scott said...

I am commenting here rather than on your B just because I have been nodding my head the whole time I have been reading.

I so appreciate your thoughtful recipes and look forward to each day's greeting of something new to prepare in my kitchen AND I feel I have found a kindred in you. Makes me happy.

Older Moms rock, don't we? :-)

My A-Z posts are here.

At April 3, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Bz said...

Some great tips here :) Thank you for visiting my place, and nice to meet you during the A-Z challenge :)

At April 3, 2011 at 12:43 PM , Blogger Tom said...

It drives me crazy when I see how much waste we use in packaging stuff at the store. These are some good ideas.

At April 3, 2011 at 10:44 PM , Blogger GAIL said...

Monica, thank you for stopping by my blog. I am following your blog and find it very interesting. I am dropping out of the A to Z blog challege in the next few days. I told Arlee that I would try to join next year. Please stop by again. I have a dog blog might enjoy it too...

Please stop by sometime! Gail

At April 3, 2011 at 10:52 PM , Blogger GAIL said...

Hi Monica, I just realized that you have already stopped by my blog about dogs!! Sorry, I have two and I thought you had stopped by the other one!
Gail :)

At April 4, 2011 at 1:11 AM , Blogger Dani said...

I'm in the A-Z Challenge, too. Instead of talking about Blog Book Tours, I'll also mention my work with Little Pickle Press - a green kidlit publisher! I manage their blog and organize tours. Thanks for visiting me!

At April 7, 2011 at 8:33 AM , Blogger Retired Knitter said...

Wish more people reused.great post.

At April 17, 2011 at 1:25 AM , OpenID kuwuwait said...

Did you heard what Rob Matts said about that?

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