Can you believe we’re well into February already?
It’s been a whirlwind year for us. At the beginning of the year I didn’t make new years resolutions, but decided on a word to infuse the year with.
The word was ‘balance’.
I can safely say that ‘balance’ has not figured very highly here at zero waste towers since the story of our one carrier bag of waste for the year hit the press! Our story has been featured in Italy, Brazil, Portugal, Checoslovakia, Latvia and India and we were interviewed last week by a German journalist…
Not that I’m complaining you understand 😉
If you’ve been decluttering then you’ve probably come across one or two 2010 calenders that need recycling. I don’t know about you, but I find I get quite attached to my calenders and diaries; especially ones with great photos or meaningful quotes, so putting them in the paper recycling bin is quite a wrench. I’ve been looking into some reuse ideas and I’d love to hear yours!
For the ultimate in zero waste frugality check out When Can I Reuse This Calendar. The site does what it says on the tin – you type in the year calender you have and the site will tell you when the dates and days will match up again! Apparently, if you hang on to your 2010 calender until 2021, you can dig it out and reuse it!
As I mentioned, some calendars have beautiful photos on them. Save your favourites, cut them out, pop them in a frame and voila – cheap wall art.
Is it only me that loves the feeling of a pen gliding over glossy paper? If you’re stuck for recycling ideas, at least cut your calender into strips and write your shopping lists on the back. It will be a sensual delight every time you need to buy something new 😉
You can make small gifts out of calender photographs such as book marks, gift tags or cards – how you use the photos depends on the size of the images.
I know you’re all champing at the bit to share your wonderful ideas; tell me in the comments below!
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