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Simple Green Ideas

What can kids do on a rainy day? Something that doesn’t involve X-Box or Playstation or TV!

One of the banes of modern shopping is the ubiquitous polystyrene try.

Food comes like this...

Food comes like this…

You get left with this...

You get left with this…

What to do?

I used to wash them and most would finish up in the ‘junk box’ along with all sorts of other knick-knacks.

On a rainy day I’d get out the junk box, sellotape, glue, paints, etc set it on the veranda and tell the kids to get to it and use their imaginations.

They’d come up with all sorts of weird and wonderful things.

Like this…

The result of imagination

The result of imagination

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Simple Green Ideas

Yes, Christmas is over for another year.

One thing for sure, you’ll have plenty of this stuff left over from the frenzy of Christmas morning.

wrapping-paperYour Christmas may not have been so green this year, but you can make next year an environmentally friendly Christmas. Save your wrapping paper. It only takes a few minutes to flatten it out and fold it and store it in a box.

Just think, if every family did this, how many trees would have been saved.

Happy New Year!

Simple Green Ideas

Most households today have old PC cases from ex-PCs.

oldpccase

What to do with them?

Here’s a crazy idea for the bar…

funny8Using your imagination, there’s always a way.

Simple Green Ideas

Feeling arty?

Got a box/chest/old drawer in the attic/shed/junk room full of these.

Grandma's kitchen utensils

Grandma’s kitchen utensils

Think outside the box. Try something arty/new/different…

framedspoonsInstead of buying Christmas presents; make your own.

Get away from commercialism this Christmas.

Simple Green Ideas

Got tins, empty cans?

This idea from Mom Endeavours with full DIY instructions

birdfeeders

Simple Green Ideas

It’s close to Halloween…

Who doesn’t have some of these in the house?

Empty jars

Empty jars

Or some of these cluttering up a corner?

emptywinebottlesTry something new this year.

jarlanterns

Jar lanterns

bottlepumpkins

Bottle pumpkins

Both images from Pintrest.

Or string some little lamps in old milk or juice containers…

Plastic lanterns

Plastic lanterns

Or… if you don’t like my ideas, have a look at StyleMotivation for some more simple decorating ideas

Simple Green Ideas

Some simple green ideas from the kitchen.

Hideaway trys for small bits and pieces

Hideaway trays for small bits and pieces

Source: Lushome

Now go and have a look at 9 more ways to use stuff and save space. So simple.

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