[caption id="attachment_667" align="alignleft" width="124" caption="You can find a new use for most things!"] [/caption] I saw a great article in the paper yesterday, titled "12 ways to reuse household items". Though the suggestions were fairly basic and obvious, it got me thinking about all the things I've reused for the sake of keeping them out of landfills for just a little longer. Here's what I've come up with off the top of my head. Hopefully it will give you some ideas on how to reuse items you're thinking of tossing. • Add old cutlery to your camping gear. • An old hair brush makes a great heavy-duty scrup brush. I've used it to give my green bin a good clean after it was pillaged by raccoons. • I've covered my table with an old shower curtain before I start my seeds or any other sort of craft project. This is also great if you have kids and you need to protect your table from paint and glue. • I keep and reuse travel-size bottles for shampoo, conditioner and body wash. • I use newspaper as wrapping paper come Christmas time, or other festive events. It's also great to use when packing for a big move. • Save the things you want to toss for a garage sale. You know the saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure". Well, if you've ever held a garage sale you know this to be true. I'm always amazed at the stuff people buy. Put the money you make towards a nice dinner out. Or, better yet, donate the proceeds to your favourite environmental charity. What's the most unusual item you've been able to repurpose? Have you made something totally useless into something you now just can't live without? Tell me how you've avoided sending something to the landfill, and you could win: [caption id="attachment_669" align="alignleft" width="154" caption="I'd go anywhere with this stylish buggy."] [/caption] An oh-so-convenient President's Choice Green Stow Away Shopping Bag overflowing with PC GREEN products. Your stylish new shopping bag (with wheels!) contains: • 8 jumbo rolls of PC Green paper towels • 1 kg box of PC Green Baking Soda • PC Green All Purpose Cleaner • PC Green Coldwater Laundry Detergent • PC Green Phosphate-free Dishwasher Detergent • PC Green Floor Cleaner • PC Green Multi-Purpose Cleaning Putty Leave your answer here by Friday, June 26, and I'll announce a winner then. Don't forget, you have to be a subscriber to my blog to be eligible to win. Subscribe today!