Don't throw it out : [recycle, renew, and reuse to make things last]

Lori Baird and the editors of Yankee magazine.

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.


Pam WisemanPosted May 31, 2011

This book is filled with interesting ideas and worth flipping through. The strangest suggestion was to make bracelets out of old tooth brushes. I will not be doing that, but I might try to take apart my toaster and clean it inside as recommended to f...

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