Five Fantastic Tips to Reuse Rubbish
What better way to save money and do your bit to help the environment than by having a bit of fun recycling rubbish. We’ve all seen Australians with corks dangling from their hats, in order to repel the flies, but here are five simple ideas for the English, family man to make the most out of those things he normally wouldn’t think twice about throwing away:
1. Cut one A4 sized piece out of the left-over cardboard packaging from your recent flat-screen television purchase and decorate it with leftover wallpaper. Glue the back of a peg to the top-centre of the card, ensuring that the peg will still open, and hook your readymade letter holder to the wall. The peg will secure all your bills and correspondence, against a stylish backdrop, in a clearly visible place, where nothing will be mislaid.
3. When the wife’s birthday is just around the corner, there’s no need to spend a fortune on the latest kitchen gadgets. Simply peel the label off your empty pickled onion jar, write ‘utensils' on a white, sticky label, and carefully place the label on the centre of the jar. There you have it, a handy place for her to store all those wooden spoons, spatulas and things. Alternately, when it’s the mother-in-law’s birthday, what better way to show your appreciation of her than by making an ornament. Just save two of the cardboard tubes that are found at the end of a roll of toilet paper, glue them together, and let your imagination run away with you whilst decorating them. The less creative, or more business minded, amongst you might chose to contract the final stage out to your five-year-old.
4. Take one empty, large, plastic bottle of milk. Pierce the lid several times with a fork and fill the bottle with water. Now, whenever there’s a dry spell, you can care for your plants without the need to find the watering can, which is inevitably right at the back of the shed, underneath the bags of dried grass.