Innovative ways of reusing, reusing, reusing….

My husband’s hobby is composting. Mine is trying to find different ways to reuse. It is so much fun, it should be illegal.

My neighbor reused her shutters to make a raised bed. The woman’s a genius.

Anytime I see something like this, I get excited. It gives me ideas I would never come up with on my own. My neighbor did this in Virginia.

Another thing we reuse are the plastic Folder’s cans. Now that we have a few, I don’t intend to buy any more. I ‘ll just refill them with coffee now. I mostly use them as compost collectors in the kitchen. Pretty and red, the tall ones take days to fill up, which saves me time and space in the kitchen.

Here are a few other ideas:

What do you reuse? I need ideas! If you send me pictures of what you reuse to my address, I’ll collect them all and do a post about what all my brilliant readers use!    


6 responses to “Innovative ways of reusing, reusing, reusing….

  1. Love the shutter idea. Are they pumpkin seeds?

  2. Plastic coffee can: cut the bottom out of it and plant “crawling” plants like mint in them and THEN plant them in the ground. It will completely contain the plant (and keep it from taking over your garden!) while allowing its roots to reach ground water.

    We use cardboard to smother weeds before mulching, rather than just pulling or digging up the weeds first. The flower bed gets some additional nitrogen (from the weeds) and then boxes just break down like mulch. It works for most grasses too, except the really invasive ones (like torpedo or bermuda, which would need 12″ of dirt to completely smother).

    Love your style, lady! Glad to have you back. Keep ’em coming.

  3. @ Shannon–Thanks for the coffee can/planter idea. I will have to try that!
    @ Nors—it’s good to see your face!
    @ P.C. Zick–not pumpkin seeds, but good guess!

    Anyone else know the seed?

  4. I reuse my plastic milk cartons for covering my new starts in the garden (keeps off the frost if you plant early- up north we need all the garden time we can get) Also, if you have old plastic window mini blinds I cut them small make a V at the bottom and with a wax or sharpie pin write my plant names on them.

  5. @ Jackie—I really like this idea and can’t wait to try it out! I am also SO EXCITED about your new blog!! What was the name of it again? Send me the name so I can go check it out!!

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