Need some new ideas for recycling at home? Here are some of the ways we reuse and recycle materials:
1. Cut the legs and seat of worn out sweatpants into squares or rectangles for washing the car, dusting furniture, wiping the bathroom mirrors, cleaning windows, or whatever other cleaning chore you have. Worn bath or dish towels can serve the same purpose - all can be machine washed until they're no longer useful.
2. Cut up out-grown or out-of-style tee shirts, sew three sides, and stuff with a pillow form, then close up the last side with hand or machine stitching. They're the perfect size travel or dorm pillow for your kids or grandkids. Let the children decorate with puffy ink or fabric pens and you have a fun project to do with them, along with a recycling lesson.
3. Precious kids' artwork that you wish to store can be rolled up and protected inside empty paper towel tubes.
4. Fill empty egg cartons with potting soil to start tender vegetable or flower seeds indoors before transplanting to outdoor gardens.
5. Along with my reusable grocery bags, I always take a clean plastic grocery store bag or two to my local farmer's market, for transporting wet items like lettuce or boxes of berries that need a bit more protection.
6. Books get passed around to our entire group of family and friends. Once a book has made the rounds, it goes into the donation bag for our local library (no textbooks, though!).
7. Gently worn clothes (the ones not eligible for projects 1. and 2. above) go into boxes or bags for donation to a local veteran's group who will pick up.
Have any other ideas for reduce, reuse, recycle? Please share....
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