Unusual Recyling

ecolassieEco Lassie is always on the lookout for new uses for old items.

She was cleaning out a drawer in her kitchen island the other day.  Tossed in with birthday candles and corn holders, she came across several gelato spoons thrown into the mix.

U2400_gelato_rainbow_HI-RES1What could she use these for?

How about: getting that last bit of face cream out of a jar? And wouldn’t this be a neat tool to spackle over nail holes with filler?

They went back in the drawer . . .

images_021In that same drawer were a bunch of corks from wine bottles — used for cooking, obviously.

Cut these into thin slices and use the cork to silence pesky kitchen cabinet doors. One with glass panes seem to rattle nicely. Especially useful if you have kids who love to slam those doors.

Or stuff a few under the lid handle of a pot and it will always keep the handle cool.

These could be used to keep post earrings or pins organized in drawer, too.

TP-RollWhen she changed her TP roll, she started to envision another use for that cardboard tube. How about to keep unwieldy extension cords together neatly and ready to be pressed into service?

You can label the length for easy spotting, too.

But the MOST unusual use of recycling she’s come across recently has to be this idea for used pianos: For the next two weeks, (June 1-16) along several New York City streets, 88 pianos that were destined for the junk heap have been rescued and refurbished, and will be available for passersby to tickle the ivories with anything they desire, from “Chopsticks”  to “Moonlight Sonata.”

Outdoor Pianos FestivalThe Sing for Hope Pianos is a living art installation, complete with technicians available for each piano to cover the keys in the event of rain.

These decorated pianos, uprights and baby grands, will then be donated to schools, hospitals and other organizations.

Now THAT’S recycling in a grand way!

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About auntiemwrites

I'm a retired RN, full-time writer who lives in a very rural area in coastal NC. I live here with Doc and our 7 yr old Spinone, Radar. We have 3 grown married sons. On a daily basis we see deer, tons of birds including blue birds and woodpeckers, shore birds and the occasional black bear, and love living on the Pungo River, perfect for a writer. My award-wininng mystery, THE BLUE VIRGIN, is set in Oxford, UK, and is the first of a series featuring American Nora Tierney. Book 2, THE GREEN REMAINS, follows Nora's move to Cumbria. Book 3, THE SCARLET WENCH, has her getting mixed up in murder yet again!

4 thoughts on “Unusual Recyling

  1. Lots of nice ideas. In the Smokies – there are old house neighborhoods that were bought out and the houses abandoned and some churches. You can take a driving tour and walk through them. In some of the churches were pianos- my daughter tried them, but they’re badly out of tune, and no one keeps them safe from rodents or drafts. I like that each piano has someone to look after it, and that it will be donated. And all the other tips – fantastic too.

  2. These are neat ideas. We produce a lot of empty TP rolls around here, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to use them.

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