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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  1. carolscorner727 says:

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

  2. Pegasuslegend says:

    Great tips and will be using this info~ thanks

  3. meandmythinkingcap says:

    Those are some good life tips.TLC

  4. Brianna says:

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Oak Lawn Lady says:

    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.

  6. Julie Jordan Scott says:

    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.

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

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

  9. 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 too…you might enjoy it too…

    Please stop by sometime! Gail

  10. 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 :)

  11. 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!

  12. Retired Knitter says:

    Wish more people reused.great post.

  13. kuwuwait says:

    Did you heard what Rob Matts said about that?

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