Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew and Reuse to Make Things Last
Title: Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew and Reuse to Make Things Last
Author: Lori Baird
Provides tips and advice for extending the functional life of such items as household appliances, clothing, and automobiles, and offers suggestions for repairing or mending items and disposing or donating unwanted possessions.
Be Planet Friendly!
What should you recycle, renew, and reuse? Practically everything!
Is there a gadget graveyard in your house? Want to get the most mileage out of your electrical appliances? Tired of having to choose between paying high prices for repairs or good money for a cheap replacement? Well, no more! These savvy secrets help you make the most of your purchases — and your money — by making things last longer and work better. You’ll discover:
— More than a thousand ways to maximize the value of everything you own, from furniture and fishing reels, to cell phones and ceiling fans, to iPods and earrings, and much more
— Practical, money-saving ideas for making things last longer — from giving batteries staying power to keeping a washing machine in top condition
— Fix-it-fast tips for making simple, inexpensive repairs when belongings go on the fritz
— Learn how to say good-bye to possessions when it’s time, whether by recycling, donating, selling, or tossing
Don’t Throw It Out is packed with ideas to help you extend the life of your treasured possessions and keep your still-usable household items out of the landfill when you’ve decided you no longer need them.