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!
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!
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!
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
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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Beth is a mother of 6 living on a handful of acres in an old farmhouse in central Kansas. Beth has a background in the military and health and fitness however her passions come from her homestead life. Beth is an enthusiastic homeschooling mom, avid organic gardener, chicken & goat wrangler, who is obsessed with herbs and natural remedies and maintaining an all-around Do-It-Yourself lifestyle. Beth loves to share all she has learned about and sustainable living. While striving for a healthy, natural life, family-centered life.