Tag: reuse

Creative ways to repurpose & reuse old stuff. Pretty cool results, too. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Don’t throw that old pallet away. Thirty-some uses for old pallets: lawn furniture, indoor furniture, planter, more planters, even more planters, livestock feeder, patio, and like that. A word of caution, though. I understand that wooden pallets are treated to prevent rotting (I presume). I don’t know what they’re treated with. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

For nearly 50 years, Miina Äkkijyrkkä has been working with cows, both in caring for them and in her art. That explains why she creates sculptures of enormous cows made from recycled car parts. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Here are 23 super creative repurposed items, taking upcycling ever upward. The washing machine to fire pit is one of my favorites. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Take a look at this colorful recycled bottle cap flooring. By my calculation, you could cover a 10-foot square floor with bottle caps if you had around 14,000 of them. [via: cheezburger] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” ~a pithicism~ “One man’s hoarding is another man’s sustainability. This goes for women, too.” ~Two-bit Guru~ I was thinking about some of the habits of my sustainable lifestyle. Trash picking, recycling, upcycling, saving jars (with and without lids), saving nails, bolts, and screws, composting, saving cardboard boxes,  making […]

Two-bit Guru | Upcycling Shoes | Shoe being worn after it's been cut.

“I might be a slow starter but I’m easy on shoes.” ~Two-bit Guru It’s true that shoes don’t wear out very fast when they’re lucky enough to meet up with my feet, and it’s not because I don’t walk around much, either. The flip side of being a trash picker is that when something I […]

Two-bit Guru | Salvaged Goods | Photo of silt fencing and a wooden box received from a neighbor

How would you like to have a neighbor who actually delivers salvaged goods to your door from numerous sources? If you’re a trash picker like me I’m sure you’d answer with an enthusiastic Yes! Please contain your envy because I enjoy such a situation. My trash-purveying neighbor is a landscaper and he comes across all […]

Two-bit Guru - How To Organize Your Clutter - Photo of boxes used to organize junk, metal, plastic, etc.

“Trash Pickers of the world, Unite!” ~Two-bit Guru As with anything, the key to organizing clutter is to define the broad categories first, then work down to the specifics. The broadest category of junk is one big pile of stuff with everything in it. You know everything is “There.” It’s easy to find larger objects […]

“Oops.” ~Two-bit Guru In an earlier post I said today I would to tell you about how to organize your junk  but this dang rant broke loose like an oil spill and I couldn’t stop it. Organizing junk next time, or hoarding, or something. When most people think of junk they probably think of a […]