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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

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.

Change the World Wednesday – 3rd Dec

Small is away, but, I am going to try to keep CTWW alive.

A small challenge this week as we head for the silly season.

Christmas has become a time for spending, it has lost its original meaning. Today Christmas is all about commercialism; making you buy unwanted stuff as presents.

My challenge:

Avoid the commercialism this Christmas. Don’t shop for presents.

or

If you must shop for presents, consider the green impact, the safe ingredients.

Here’s my plan.

Many of us have old stuff at home. Yesterday I touched on kitchen stuff in Simple Green Ideas post. Today, I am suggesting old sports stuff.

Most of us have stuff like this cluttering up the place

Most of us have stuff like this cluttering up the place

It would be a rare family that did not have at least one sportsman in the house, most households finnish up with used sport gear tucked away in closets and nooks around the house.

Try some arty ideas as presents…

Old tennis rackets

Old tennis rackets

A golf club bottle opener

A golf club bottle opener

Use your imagination for whatever sports gear you have around.

Try to avoid commercialism this Chritmas.

If you have other ideas, share them, leave a comment.

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

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.

Simple Green Ideas

Most households today have one of these…

Old PC case

Old PC case

Here’s a simple idea for your daughter.

A house for Barbie

A house for Barbie

What other ideas can you come up with?

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