Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles


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Travel Souvenirs To Use In Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 01, 2016

Even on holiday, we’re not free of it ... that all-too-human urge to collect. When you’re vacationing, it often translates into the urge to buy mementos of your travels....


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Eco-Aware Kitchen Cabinet Replacement or Renewal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 19, 2016

You work hard at keeping your kitchen green -- buying healthful, sustainable food and drink to nourish your family and friends. Good for you! Now here’s another area where you...


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Pallet Project Tips to Convert Former Pallet Haters

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 16, 2015

Seems like there are two opposing sides when it comes to crafting with discarded shipping pallets ... the fans and, well, the haters. DIYers who love pallets are very vocal about their...


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Vavoom! DIY Bathroom Vanity from Salvaged Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 29, 2015

Looking for just the right vanity for your bath or powder room? So many of the builder's grade or big-box store variety of vanities are -- let's face it -- pretty "blah." If you'd like...


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8 Ingenious Repurposes for Old Electric Fixtures

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 25, 2015

Saving electricity is a hot topic these days. It's a great way of conserving precious energy and minimizing your carbon footprint. Another eco-friendly practice is repurposing, which...


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Get Creative -- Construct a Very Cool Playhouse

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 05, 2015

Here's how to become the coolest parent (or grandparent) on the block: use your carpentry skills to put up a playhouse. Whether it's out in the yard or inside your home, your favorite...


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Closed Loop Recycling: What it Means for You

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

If you're a regular recycler, determinedly hauling your bottles, cans, and paper to the curb or to dedicated drop-offs, more power to you. You are working hard to keep our planet green....


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DIY Statement Light Fixtures -- Fabulous and Frugal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 01, 2015

There's nothing like a gorgeous new electric light fixture installation to power up your home decor. Whether mounted on a wall or the ceiling, statement lighting gives a fabulous focus...