Living Large tip of the Week: Enlist Friends and Family on the Repurpose Hunts
So, you’ve decided to get into the Three R’s, Reduce, Reuse/Repurpose and Recycle.
You need a new “X” and you start looking for it at garage sales, second hand shops and Craig’s List.
If you live in a rural area, as we do, it may be harder to find whatever you’re looking for.
I previously posted about our quest to find some good old Made in the U.S.A. copper bottomed Revere Ware.
We searched high and low for two weekends (while on other errands). There was even one of those “Miles and Miles Garage Sales” that went through a couple of towns in our area.
No Revere Ware.
Even if we found some around here, unless we lucked out and found it in a thrift store or garage sale, we most likely would have overpaid in one of the antique stores that caters to the tourists.
I called my Godbrother in Kansas City. He goes garage sale-ing, to antique and thrift stores, as well as to auctions.
He found some great buys on some Revere Ware that’s in great condition – and he found it for me all in one week.
He picked one pan up for $1.
So, when you’re making the move to purchase some used item to help the environment out by Repurposing something old to be new again, get your friends and family involved in the search too.
It could help you save some time, money and gasoline.
Have any of your friends/family helped you find a great deal on a used item?