Don’t Pitch the Old Toothbrush! 12 Ways to Reuse.

Reusing Old Toothbrush

I love figuring out ways to reuse or re-purpose items that ordinarily go into the trash. One item that I treasure is an OLD toothbrush. Every six months, the dentist hands us new toothbrushes. Normally, you would throw the old one in the trash.  Right?  Wrong.  Old toothbrushes are amazing tools for cleaning stains on […]

How to Store Used Coffee Grounds +Reuse Tips

Used Coffee Grounds

I love used coffee grounds and save them.  As Tony the Tiger says, they are GREAT in the garden.  In fact I bet you didn’t know that I was a frequent stalker at Starbucks waiting for them to put their used grounds in the gardener bin pick-up?  Unfortunately, I was competing against super gardener athletes […]

Reuse or Recycle Food Storage Bags Rather than Trash Them.

Food Storage Bag Reuse or Recycling

While I was taking a picture of Hubs recycling my Ziploc® brands bags at a big box store, someone approached me and asked what was I doing.   Was I in trouble (said my inner four year old?)  I guess it just seemed a little odd.  As I explained that I was writing a post […]

15 Ways to Recycle or Repurpose Your Underwear

How to Recycle Your Underwear

I don’t know about you but I wear my underwear until it falls apart.  But then what? Pitch it?  Or perhaps, your underwear has lost its elasticity or you just don’t wear it anymore?  Again, pitch or save?  If you are a greenie like me, you can’t bear to throw anything away to rot in […]

8 Ways to Reuse Sponges. Nasty Sponge New Life Remedy

8 Ways How to Reuse Sponges

How many old sponges do you have just laying around your sink or under your cabinet? Mine seem to disappear like socks to miraculously show up somewhere else.  So instead of two sponges, I have twenty.  You know me. I can’t seem to throw out anything and I would rather re-purpose or recycle.  During my […]

10 Repurposing or Reuse Ideas for Ordinary Household Items

10 Household Items that can be Repurposed or Reused

If you are like me, you can’t seem to throw anything away.  You ponder and look online how to repurpose items that would ordinary go in the trash.  So, I asked some of my green sisters what ordinary household items do they re-use or repurpose.  Boy, did they deliver.  Here are their ideas.  Be sure […]

10 Ways to Recycle or Repurpose Your Old Bras.

Bra recycle or Bra Repurpose

How many of you have bras in your drawers that you no longer wear?  Maybe they are stretched out, never fit, or they just don’t fit now.  I generally have the first type of bra–the ones that are stretched out.  And today, they still sit in my drawers because I can’t figure out who would […]

Recycling Center for Gift Cards, CDs, and Electronics at Best Buy

Recycling gift cards, electronics, rechargeable batteries and more at Best Buy

I have been totally remiss for not writing about Best Buy’s recycling options.  For years, there were limited places that would accept CDs and their plastic covers, gift cards or plugs for electronics.  My only option was to pay to recycle the CDs  and electronic cords with GreenDisk.  I sent my gift cards to Earthworks. But not anymore. […]