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Recent Reuse & Recycling Articles


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DIY: Repair, Don’t Replace, Rotten Wood

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Wood anywhere in your home is vulnerable to decay in the form of either wet or dry rot (both of which are actually fungal infestation). A rotten wooden door, floorboard, section of...


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Recycling Kitchen Cabinets – How It Works

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Reusing, recycling, and repurposing have caught on among Americans in a big way. Recycling usable materials, especially large, high ticket items like kitchen cabinetry, cuts down on...


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9 Steps for Green Back-to-School Preparation

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 31, 2014

As you get ready to send your kids back to school, why not take the opportunity to educate them about safeguarding our planet’s environment? Reuse any school supplies you might...


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Repurposed Money! How to Upcycle Old Coins

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2014

Nowadays the Internet is full of bright ideas on how to save money by repurposing just about everything, from furniture to food containers. One type of tip we haven’t seen so...


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Repurpose Wood Fencing as Home Décor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 22, 2014

What’s old is new these days in the home décor field, where used wooden fencing is in high demand. The rugged, weathered look of reclaimed wood fits perfectly with today’s...


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Eco-Friendly Garden Flower Arrangement

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 22, 2014

Summer is peak season for gorgeous fresh flowers. What a pleasure to walk through fragrant, lushly blooming gardens in backyards and parks! And what a temptation it is to bring the...


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12 Things to Do with Your Old Shoes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 20, 2014

Outworn, outgrown or out of style, old shoes are a fact of life. And unlike easily recycled or repurposed items such as secondhand clothing or empty plastic bottles, no-longer-new footgear...


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Transform Your Home without Buying a Thing

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 14, 2014

Are you depressed by the blah look of your personal space when you come home at the end of the day? Maybe you have a stack of old clothes, unfiled paperwork and cassette tapes un-listened...