As consumers, we wind up with lots of bottles, boxes and other typically discarded items. It's hard to save EVERYTHING to repurpose without creating unnecessary clutter OR fire hazards in our homes though. Contrary to popular belief *winks*, I do not "save" everything....*LOL* Here are 3 ways to help you repurpose without creating unnecessary clutter. :)
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1. Bring home LESS stuff.
Be practical in your stuff selection. Unless you have unlimited space and time, it's hard to achieve zero waste. I try not to bring home unnecessary boxes. I like to upcycle things that I can stack like tins and boxes. Or small bits that I can slip into little projects. Or something I want to work on immediately. After a while, you will be able to pinpoint the stuff that works well for you and do your part for Mother Earth. I am very selective about the stuff I bring home.
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2. Organize your stuff.
I have a dedicated storage space for things I intend to upcycle/repurpose [aka keep-it-for-rainy-day stash]. Because the space is limited, I have to edit [read: use] constantly.
3. Set a deadline for using [oversized] stuff.
The recycling truck comes by every fortnight. If I can't get started on a project, I put it in the recycling bin. Having oversized stuff around for too long overwhelms me and affects my chi. If I can make it a temporary storage unit or have thrown some paint on it, it gets to stay for a bit longer. :) [Okay sometimes I conveniently "forget" the pick-up date to sneakily buy myself more time...separation anxiety *LOL*]
There you have it. 3 ways you can repurpose without creating unnecessary clutter. What other ideas do you have?