rePURPOSE: What to Trash, What to Treasure

rePURPOSE: What to Trash, What to Treasure A blog that aims to inspire readers to EVALUATE, ELIMINATE and INTEGRATE their possessions in order to make room for the things in life that really matter.

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Trimming Down Your Jeans Wardrobe

Trimming Down Your Jeans Wardrobe

This is such a great idea I had to share it:3 Pairs of Jeans

Camping in Comfort

Camping in Comfort

This says it all. Clever use of a Home Depot bucket and inexpensive toilet seat to bring creature comforts to a camping trip. 

If a City Can Do This, So Can We.

If a City Can Do This, So Can We.

We have been working on the goal of becoming a zero waste household for a couple of years now. Just saw this film and oh how I wish our city had the commitment and programs that San Francisco does! It would make it much easier to reach our goal.Get ins...

What To Do With That Old Toothbrush

I really like projects that keep things out the landfill. This video has a very cute and fun idea BUT I recommend using your dead toothbrushes and not buying anything unnecessary with packaging that winds up as waste.

rePURPOSING Things: Circular Saw Blades

rePURPOSING Things: Circular Saw Blades

Because of its location this gate was really difficult to photograph. But this will give you the idea. This gorgeous peacock is a a beautiful work of art...  ...and a good break-in deterrent. Those blades are still sharp!

rePURPOSING Things: Shoe Rack

rePURPOSING Things: Shoe Rack

An over-the-door canvas shoe rack never looked so good. This Chicago apartment's brick wall got quite a brightening up with the addition of this clever planter. The impact will be even bigger when the new plants grown over the sides. Easy and inexpensi...

Remote Access

Remote Access

With the purchase of a couple of small bins this.... . ..became this.  The TV remote no longer gets buried under the coasters and cocktail napkins or tangled in the iPod cable. Total time: under 10 minutes

Yard Sale Inspiration

Yard Sale Inspiration

I stopped by a friend's house a few weeks ago and was met by this: All these boxes, bags and baskets were destined for their yard sale. After one Saturday morning the room was emptier... ...and their wallets were fuller. It's great yard sa...

rePURPOSING Things: An Old Lamp Sheds New Light

rePURPOSING Things: An Old Lamp Sheds New Light

This faded photo is the only one of a lamp beloved by the family matriarch. When she died no one wanted it. It was outdated and did not fit with the decor of any of the survivors' homes. But it was such a treasure to her, no one could bare t...

Focus on a Life, not Acquisitions

Today's paper had a front page story about something I see all the time - people hanging on to more and more things as they age. Their houses get more and more crowded and they loose the serenity of their shelter. If you are trying to help a...

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