Easy Upcycling

Easy Upcycling

We are upcyclers because we don’t like wasting money. We think going back to the days of waste not-want not make more sense. And reusing things is a better, more realistic form, of sustainable living.

1. Clothing to clothes pin bag

If we are trying to not waste, that includes energy. Why pay to put clothing through a dryer when outside air is FREE. Turn some old piece of no longer used clothing to a bag to hold clothes pins and hang up that wet laundry!

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Here I turned an old Jean skirt (from pre-motherhood early 20’s days, no longer seems appropriate) sewed the bottom shut. Used an old tie, ran through the belt loops.

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Fill it full of clothes pins

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Hang that puppy on the line, for a nice day of line drying!

2. Yogurt container to seed starting pot

If you are like me you can’t wait for warm weather to start planting. But wasting money isn’t fun either. Why not take things that will be waste anyways and turn them into something useful? We eat a lot of yogurt, and one day I hope we can produce our own. However until then, we have all these yogurt containers, both large and small. What to do? Why seed starting of course!

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You can buy the kind on the left, earth friendly yes. Extra money required, yes. So why not take that would be garbage and extend the useable life and start seeds in them!

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Both kinds will grow seeds, one was bought already anyway. One day we hope to be to a zero trash level. Until we can accomplish this reusing as much as possible and composting helps us reduce our trash. L

3.Used glass containers (pickle jars, pasta sauce etc) to drinking glasses

If you are wondering what things do I save no matter what, I would say glass jars. Glass is the healthiest containers we come across. So often our house looks like this

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Save those! That’s what I say. We store glass jars from pickle jars, jelly jars, pasta, salsa or whatever else may come in glass. Save and store until I have a use.

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One great use get rid of plastic toxic tumbler drinking cups and drink out of your old pickle jars, or salsa jar. Better for the earth, cheaper on your wallet, better for your health. Win/win/win right?

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Here is a glass milk bottle being reused for the second ferment of kombucha! If we look we have items all around us to reuse! ♡♡♡

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Beth