Nobody likes getting rid of beloved pieces of furniture, but sometimes they just don’t work for the house anymore! Repurpose your old pieces to keep them and give them a new function in your home. Look over this Bay Area consignment infographic to get ideas.
“Anytime you have something you no longer can use, ask yourself, “How can this be reused?” Reuse is almost always better than recycling because it extends the lifetime of the object and the energy that was required to make it. In the case of baby bottles — if they are in good condition, donate them to a children’s services organization. That includes the bottle, the rings and the bottle caps. Throw away the nipples…they can’t be reused or recycled.
If the bottles are scratched up and junky and can’t be reused, ask your local recycling office where can you recycle them.”
“Those old treadle sewing machines didn’t break easily. Even if electric sewing machines outpaced them, the foot-powered machines stayed in homes around the world. Many craftsmen have remade them into desks, tables, bars, bookshelves and more.”