Or something like that.
Pretty much I just like being a suburban mom gangsta. In skinny jeans.
Clearly I have a thing for oxymoron’s.
And being ridiculous.
And saving the Earth by finding new uses for old crap.
I actually hate hoarding, but as someone who lives with a borderline hoarder (Dumb Dad) and a certified pack rat (#3), I do find myself being a bit of a pack-ratty-hoard sympathizer and attempt to make every effort to find a way to reuse our items before giving in to my first inclination to throw things away.
Because if it were up to me, we’d have about half of the items we currently have in our possession.
Not only do we not truly need a lot of what we own, but it all just piles up and lays around and expects me to clean it up.
And I’m not trying to hear all that noise.
So less is more. And more is annoying.
Accept for when it comes to my shoes. In which case, more is awesome.
Nothing we can do to save the Earth when it comes to my shoes, but I am going to tell you how to reuse some other less important household stuff to make things you probably could live without but sorta like to have.
Like dog toys.
As the oft-shame-faced owner of a unappreciative pooch, I’m a firm believer that dog toys are a rip off.
Sure I know you need them because otherwise your dog may be so inclined to chew up things you own and love.
But, I also know that, when it comes to my particular pet, she doesn’t deserve them.
Because they set me back a good $10 and she tears them up before sunset on the same day.
Don’t bother recommending some she can’t destroy. We’ve bought all those too. And she eats them like they’re beggin strips.
So, in order to combat this money suck and also appease her desire to chew her face off, I’ve taken to making her dog toys.
That’s right people, home made dog toys.
We use old, ugly shirts and jeans (oooh, she loves the denim made toys best), and even old boxer shorts and socks that aren’t even good enough for the Goodwill. We tie them in knots and make those knots into balls, and then we throw them at her head.
She loves them because they last longer than the store bought toys and don’t make Mommy yell.
I love them because they last longer than the store bought toys, and I don’t yell because they are free so who even cares when she tears them up or looses them under the couch?!
And, the Earth loves them because it means one less thing laying around in a landfill somewhere collecting dust for the couple of eons.
Repurposing items is so cool.
Especially when you can wear it and look fresh.
I wish I was more creative about it, but fortunately we have Pinterest for that!
Repurposed Items You Can Wear With Style
5. And some thing stylish and eco lovely for The Dudes too: drawstring backpacks!