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How To Re-use Common Items

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If something is useful and I might personally use it later, it gets saved and used again. Common Items to Re-Use and How to Re-Use Them. Zip lock bags are routinely washed and used again for food (or other) storage.

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Don’t Recycle, Reuse

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Recycling is great for the environment and we should all be doing it (in spite of my title), but reusing is even better. Of course there are personal benefits as well – you save money by not buying or by buying used and you save money by not paying sales taxes for a new item.

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How to Build a Bird Feeder from Recycled Materials

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Sufficient food is vital for them to make it to the next spring, literally. Below are four quick, simple ways to build a bird feeder from recycled materials that you probably have laying around the house. Craft knife. Craft knife. Craft knife.

10 Upcycled Storage Solutions

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After my “tidying up” adventures , I was inspired to find other ways of using everyday items to organize my life, otherwise known as my upcycled storage solutions! I like the idea of transforming items that I usually throw away into something useful.