Blog Posts - Reuse



Introducing Caspar the friendly tent and how to get camping equipment for free!

We got this beautiful French 70's tent from Freecycle (labelled Tentes Caspar) a while ago and had a lovely time camping in it over the weekend with a big group of families from my kids's school.  We had a rather more modern tent which we used l...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jun 25, 2015

CREATE: Vintage Jewelry and Burlap Letters

I have a big, fat, crazy love for vintage jewelry. I always surf the jewelry section when I’m in a consignment or thrift store just to drool over what I call Grandma Jewelry- the glitz rhinestone...
by Condo Blues on Jun 21, 2015

How to Replace a Rain Barrel Spigot

My rain barrel has been harvesting water for the last three years. I couldn’t be happier with it. Even better my rain barrel keeps a soggy side of my house dry. Pin this post for reference! The...
by Condo Blues on Jun 18, 2015

25 of the Best Ways to Reuse Old Pill Bottles

Husband and I are relatively healthy people but every once and awhile we get sick enough to require prescription medicine. More often than not the medicine comes comes in a plastic bottle that aren’t...
by Condo Blues on Jun 16, 2015

How to Cut a Glass Bottle with Hot Water

The most difficult part of when reusing a wine bottle for a DIY recycling project is cutting the bottle. I tried several methods and had varying levels of success with each one. Pin this for...
by Condo Blues on Jun 12, 2015

How to Make Extra Money Flipping Furniture

I bypass a lot of cast off furniture that would look stunning with a little DIY love. If I don't, my small condo would quickly look like an episode of Hoarders. If I had the room to store the...
by Condo Blues on Jun 10, 2015

National Ocean Month: Clothing Made From Ocean Plastic

It is estimated that nearly 85% of all clothing and textiles end up in landfills in the U.S. today. I can say that an average of 10 pounds of textiles including, towels, blankets, sleeping bags, shoes, underwear, bathing suits, shorts, T-shirts, coat...
by Green Eco Services on Jun 8, 2015

This years theme for Zero Waste Week 2015!

Each year the excitement builds during the wait to find out the latest theme for Zero Waste Week. When Rachelle Strauss of Zero Waste Week emailed me recently with the big reveal asking what I will pledge this year I was a little bit stumped. The th...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jun 4, 2015

How to Make an Easy Cargo Net Car Organizer

I have a bunch of junk in my trunk. The trunk of my car, people. Not my badonka donk! Although truthfully….oh never mind. The biggest mess maker is the stash of reusable shopping bags we keep in...
by Condo Blues on Jun 1, 2015

Green Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring cleaning is something that needs to be done in everyone’s house. For some people it seems as though they actually look forward to this time and being able to get their house back in order and things cleaned up. For others it seems like...
by My Green Living Ideas on May 31, 2015

How to Make Clever Bottle Cap Placemats

I have a large bottle cap collection and it’s all my Husband’s fault. Shortly after we bought our condo and were enjoying our traditional TGIF bottle of craft beer he put the empty bottle into the...
by Condo Blues on May 21, 2015

Quick tip: DIY Ice Packs

Savvy Brown - One woman's journey to a cleaner, healthier life...on a budget. Make your own ice packs from sponges and ziploc bags. Just soak the sponges in water, squeeze out the excess place in bags and freeze over night. Then toss them in you...
by Savvy Brown on May 21, 2015

How to Make Aluminum Can Coasters

I have another aluminum can craft for you today! Today’s tutorial is for round soda pop can coasters.  Aluminum can coasters a fun handmade gift! Husband and I often work at our computer desks with...
by Condo Blues on May 20, 2015

How to Clean Sandpaper on a Belt Sander

Sandpaper lasts me quite awhile because I rarely have a project where I bust open a new sanding belt and sand all the grit off the belt before it is time to switch to a different grit during the...
by Condo Blues on May 13, 2015

Front Porch Decor

The front porch is finished. It is a marvel of DIY genius. It makes 98 look like a spring chicken again. It is everything I knew a front porch could be. It shades us all year long and welcomes awe-struck … Continue reading →...
by Truth in Decorating on May 7, 2015

14 Epic Star Wars DIY Projects

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! When Star Wars came out, it was the first movie to have have major toy tie ins. Some of the toys were pretty good like the action figures. Some of...
by Condo Blues on May 3, 2015

The Story of Stuff – A Refresher

In case you haven’t seen it or need a refresher, here is one of my favorite videos on where your stuff comes from, where it goes when you throw it away and the cost to the health of our planet and ourselves. It’s a good one to watch with...
by Live Green Mom on Apr 28, 2015

Repurposing Leftover Chicken

We all have leftover chicken. Whether it’s from roasted chicken or fried chicken we always tend to have leftovers. The last things we want to eat are the same thing as the night before. So here are some ways to transform that chicken. Chicken Salad...
by What's On Christi's Mind? on Apr 23, 2015

Recycled Kitchen Cabinet and Wood Pallet Workbench

I needed a workbench in the garage. I also wanted one place to store all of my tools in my workshop. I’m low to the ground at 4’11”. It makes more sense to store my tools in my workbench than above...
by Condo Blues on Apr 21, 2015

Recycled Pendant Charm Bracelet

I am in Spring Cleaning mode and nothing is safe. I cleaned and organized the garage, reorganized my closet, and tidied the drawers in my nightstand. During my decluttering binge, I rediscovered...
by Condo Blues on Apr 16, 2015


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