Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Days for Old Things

As the old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” can now double as an environmentally friendly way to live! With spring cleaning lingering around, people are finding clothing, furniture, knick-knacks, and other household items that they may no longer need. Instead of tossing these items in the landfill, why not pass them along to someone else?

Old furniture can be a hazardous obstacle when scattered around the house, and many people simply decide to load it up and take it the trash. Instead why not try asking around your neighborhood to see if anyone may need the item that you no longer have use for? Another great way to dispose of furniture in an environmentally conscious way is to pass the furniture along to Habitat for Humanity; they have stores in most towns and are more than willing to accept your oldies but goodies!

Clothes are an item we all love and treasure, yet there comes a time when we must say farewell to the old and hello to the new. Taking your old clothes to a thrift store, shelter, or simply passing them down to a younger family member is an excellent way to avoid throwing them in the trash, which is not eco-friendly.

Knick-knacks and household items that you can’t quite figure out what to do with are excellent items to pass along to local artists who can use them to make unique masterpieces! Many artists use recycled material to create amazing works of art that not only show off their talents, but also show how reusing items can benefit the Earth. Local artists find ways to utilize items, that many people may not even remember what they are used for.

So the next time you decide to clean out your house, make sure to think twice before you head to the trash, and try a more environmentally friendly way that will make you and the planet happy!

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