I am so wasteful. I was reading on Down To Earth about how when her bedsheets get a little thin, instead of throwing them out, she will patch it up and get another two years out of it. It made me think of just how very wasteful I am.
I really do need to get in a better mindset of seeing everything as valuable. When something is broken, I need to fix it or find another way to use it before just junking it.
I was watching The Story of Stuff and was very convicted at how much garbage I produce. I have something that is broken (because it was made to break), and instead of finding another use for it (like maybe I can cut it up and use it for rags, or make pinafores to protect the children's play clothes), I toss it because I can't donate it and no one would buy it at a garage sale.
I have learned by being on my local freecycle group (goto the yahoo groups and search for your city and the word free and you will be surprised at what is given away), that even things that are broken and torn, people will grab up. I have to wonder WHAT they are going to do with a broken/torn _____. But sure enough, there is someone with the right mindset out there that grabs it and I have no doubt finds another use for what was previously a useless item.
What are some things that you reuse and find other purposes for?
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