Tag: eco-friendly living

Mend your ‘un-green routine!’

Wait! Don't throw it away just yet...new uses for old things!

While we at RuckusRoots believe in the old adage “Earth Day is every day!” We know that isn’t always the case. But fear not, there are plenty of every day things you can do to mend your ‘un-green routine.’ And with 2012’s Earth week fast approaching, what better time to promote awareness and appreciation for our Earth’s environment, sustainable living and awareness of overall green living. Below is a list of everyday household items that can be turned into something useful, instead of being sent to the overstocked landfills.

1.) Old paper towel rolls or TP rolls, great for sorting cables and wires or any other tangly cords.

2.) Corks from wine bottles, perfect to use as a cork board for pictures, name plates at weddings or dinner parties, or use the cork and bottle as a recycled wine bottle torch.

3.) Turning plastic bottles or aluminum cans into small herb gardens or window planters.

4.)Another use for those old TP rolls, store your bobby pins, hair clips and elastic bands on them. Much better than scouring the floor or an old purse for that ever elusive bobby pin

5.) Turn an old matchbox or Altoids canister into an instant sewing kit or jewelry container.

6.) Turn your 6 pack carrier into the perfect condiment carrier. Just add ketchup, S&P, some silverware and napkins and you’re ready for the next backyard BBQ.

7.) Use an empty kleenex box to store plastic bags. Easy to access when you’re ready to reuse the plastic bag, of course!

8.) Turn a wine box into your newest shoe storage. As an extra bonus, reuse old newspaper to cover the box to make it more presentable. Comics and crosswords preferred.


Thanks to Real Simple for the images