Monday, September 16, 2013

2nd Life for Linens And Such

Kiki -- Our "frugal" cat

Content for Sunday's frugal post was made easy thanks to the order of service at Prairie UU.  Posting was made impossible thanks to a wireless card on the fritz.  My brilliant spouse, who has a master's in wireless matters, was able to create a work around, but not until the late hours.  Too late for my fingers to type.  So in the sunshine of Monday I now bring you what would have been Sunday's post.

The Green note at Prairie suggested donating old rugs to your local animal shelter, where they would receive a second life.  Great idea, and one I can expand on.

First, do not limit yourself to a local animal shelter.  My guess is the shelter may have limited storage space, and if another kind person had just made a donation, have a plan b. What other animal focused centers might you call:

  • humane society
  • rescue organizations specific to a breed (i.e. pug rescue)
  • a zoo
  • an emergency veterinary office
Second, they can probably benefit from more than just old rugs.  Here are a few that come to my mind:
  • pillows
  • blankets
  • sheets
  • towels
  • rugs
  • tennis or other sporting balls
Post a comment if you have another idea that might inspire others to make the most of our resources, which is good for the earth, wallets, and our overall health.

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