Tag: trash picking

Sea of rubbish left behind by 90,000 music fans at Reading Festival. If you like rubbish you’ll love these photos. 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 | Folded Paper | Photo of a folded piece of paper.

When I was a kid, it was common practice to tear an 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of paper from a notebook and with a #2 pencil make lists, sketches, notes, play hangman, slip messages to our friends. We traveled light in those days, no backpacks, only shirt pockets, jeans pockets, coat pockets, and […]

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 […]

I was planning to make a small stand for a barrel of worms (another post for another time), using saved or salvaged scrap lumber from the basement. It wouldn’t have cost anything, except my time, but time’s one commodity I’m often short on. Then one Sunday morning we were out for a walk and came […]