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Repurposing for Dollars - Use What You Have

Posted on July 16, 2017 at 10:05 AM


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I recently spent a day clearing out my storage unit as well as my closets and drawers, and tossing most of it into my recycling bins (okay I had to add some boxes). Then it hit me that I was really throwing out dollars into my bin, and it got me thinking about what I and others like me could do with what we put into our recycling bin. Maybe being green can be profitable!


There are loads of reasons for wanting to make a little extra cash (a whole lot, if I'm being honest). Living on a fixed income is no joke with prices for food, housing, clothing, etc. rising all the time. You may want to make a little extra to contribute to your kid's programs at school, give more to a charity of cause you believe in, pay for the little extras like vacations, or even pay off your mortgage or credit card debt. So, why not cash in by making and selling stuff that's just sitting in your recycling bin. 


Let's take a look at what I found in my recycling bin: paper, cardboard, tin cans, glass, plastic, clothing. When I really thought about it I realized all of this wasn't just paper, cardboard, tin cans, etc. Each is a material resource that can be repurposed into something marketable.


Not convinced?


Tomorrow I'll start with paper and give you examples of things you can repurpose and get you started at your kitchen table; so stay tuned!


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Categories: Business, Environment, Green Household

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