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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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...


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Water Features Add Charm to Your House and Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 14, 2015

1. Rustic Backyard Pond with Watering Can A gorgeous water feature installation completes the picture of Jamie D's charming rural home. Powered by a pond pump, water filters into the...