We all remember the slogan: reduce, reuse, recycle. With so much emphasis on recycling, we often forget the importance of reuse.
What Does Reuse Mean?
Reuse simply means using an item again. This can work in two different ways. First, you can buy second-hand versions of needed items. The second way is to find new uses for items you would otherwise throw out. Upcycling’ is a snazzy synonym for this.
So, how can you put the “reuse” portion of the slogan to work in your home? Go room-by-room and get creative with a few common items.
3 Things You Can Reuse From Your 3 Most Wasteful Rooms
Reuse Ideas for the Kitchen:
There are many ways to reuse common kitchen items, some obvious and some a bit more creative.
1. Coffee Cans and Glass Food Jars
Use as storage for pantry items or leftovers.
Use as lunch containers in place of traditional plastic ware.
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