Thursday, July 9, 2009

ReUsable

After doing a few features on recycling/upcycling shops I started to look at shops listing reusable items. There are actually quite a few on Etsy. I was quite impressed by the wide range of reusable products available. When I think re-usable, I think bags, diapers, dish cloths/wash cloths, etc. But I found a few surprises too. (click on pics to go to shop)

Let's start with what most people would think of as "reusable".
Produce bags (no more plastic ones), wash/dish clothes (work wonderfully), diapers (so soft and cozy), lunch/snack bags (much prettier than a ziplock bag), tote/shopping bag (very classy, no more plastic), lunch bucket (you'll be the talk of the lunch room!).


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And then I found some items I would never have thought of! Dryer sheets (no more smelly bounce!), swiffer cover (think of all the money you'll save), message/bulliten board (beautiful), post it note holder (can never have to many post it notes), knitted apple sack (no more bruised apples in the lunch!), a cotton soap saver sack (no more slimey soap!)


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Please check out each of these shops - they have so much more to offer that is reusable!! Please come back in Aug. Love For Earth has offered to give away a set of 7 reusable bags in your favorite color!! To bad I can't enter :( LOL.

What do you have in your house that is reusable? I'd love to know!

13 comments:

  1. Well done! You did your homework and found lots of great ReNewed items!

    Thank you for including my dryer sheets. They are upcycled from tShirt sleeves and home grown lavender. Long-lasting!

    Peace,
    Jane aka zJayne

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  2. You really did do an awesome job at finding those great products. Your stories on upcycling inspired my line of upcycled stuff in my shop. Keep it up Audrey!

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  3. Some truly great items...thanks for bring all these shops and their great products to us...

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  4. Wow very cool Finds,Thank you so much for including my Dish cloths!

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  5. These are all fabulous! Anything reusable is a plus :)

    I use crochet cotton squares to clean my face instead of one use cotton balls.

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  6. Thanks so much everyone! It was a lot of fun checking out all the cool shops.

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  7. yes, excellent job!
    Lets' see... I have tote bags, shopping bags, cloth napkins, rags to wipe up kitchen spills....I pour a little liquid fabric softener on a cloth and use that cloth over and over and over (saves lots of money, too!)

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  8. Great job finding all these items! I loooove the apple jackets on etsy. They are all so darn cute!

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  9. So many great ideas for reusable items. Thanks for including my swiffer covers in your posting.

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  10. I love those dish cloths... my mother in law always makes me a new batch every christmas and they are so handy. i haven't seen that swiffer idea, though... pretty cool!

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  11. These are excellent finds! Thank you so much for gathering them so that we can see. Etsy artists always amaze me.

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  12. Well done. Did you the Etsy Twitter Team is having a Go Green event soon? Check out my blog next week for more details.

    http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com

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  13. What a wonderful article. Some great ideas from some very crafty people.

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