My Favorite R

Yesterday we talked about the four R’s, but there’s one more “R” that happens to be my favorite: Repurpose. For me, nothing is more rewarding than rescuing a scrap of something that others write off as trash. Repurposing is a chance to unleash your creativity and sense of fun.

For an imagination jump-start, check out sites like Pinterest or Confessions of a Curbshopaholic. Once you start repurposing, you’ll see furniture and other everyday objects not as what they are, but as what they could be.

The best part of repurposing is that it prevents perfectly useful items from entering the waste stream. What’s not to love about that?