The “R” Word…

It hit me just like that the whole weekend, no warning, no anything, just Bam! – RECYCLING…

I had a list of all the things I needed to do, get, buy, from the store. I begun to search on the web and I eliminated the list completely.

Here we go:

I had 4, 2 litre bottles, I cut off the top – turned upside down, pout inside the bottom part of the bottle, instant self watering planters for the new plants I had acquired (Thanks Mark!) Need planters? Nope…

That water bottle for the water dispenser, no need to give back, new terrarium…way cool!

Cat toys, desperate….okay – so take the two toilet paper cardboard rolls, cut into rings, voila – huge ball for the cat to roll around on the floor….:) — Also, you can use toilet rolls for seed starters!

64 oz bottles, I cut those into smaller planters, self watering with the top off thing, and dang, they really work!

Finally, the cereal boxes, oh yes, awesome idea I found. I cut the bottom and top off and used as trays for the paper clips, thumb tacks, small items that were hanging all over the closet shelf…:)

What was left? Well, the 2 litre bottles I found just outside the apartment, I was able to get twine, cut them, and hang them with no labels so they are clear (and dipped in paint they look cool!) making 2 hanging plant containers for the outside that yes, are self watering as well.

Finally, I added up the damage I could have caused….I saved over 200 pesos if I was to go out and buy those containers! πŸ™‚ No kidding! πŸ™‚

Hysterical, all those were functional and were going to go into my garbage! πŸ™‚

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About Harry Brake

Employee of ASF in Mexico City, Librarian, Media crazy! :)
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4 Responses to The “R” Word…

  1. Pingback: Toilet paper rolls for plant starts! « Gardening On A Shoe String

  2. Enrique says:

    Hi there, I know your half brother Bob,we work for the same company, and it just so happens im Mejicano,and i will be traveling to D.F this Dic 2 thru 16. I dont know if illl have time to be in D.F too long cause its just a stop before heading to Cuernavaca but if i do maybe we can meet up.what the heck,take care…any good, company down there in D F?

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