The visit was really just out of curiosity since neither of us had been there, but within 5 minutes she had already found a light fixture that could be transformed to fit in her entrance and I was perusing the stock of interior doors, kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures. All the way home I was pondering the possibilities of reuse for several items I found there - an interior french door that could be re-used as a closet door instead of those yucky hanging sliders - kitchen cabinet doors that could replace my current ones - etc....
Habitat for Humanity operations. In fact, they make more than enough from sales, allowing them to donate to the home builds. This means that every dollar you and I donate to Habitat for Humanity goes directly to the home build - ALL of it! Talk about a win-win situation! And when you add in the environmental gains by reducing the amount of land-fill by over 600 tonnes annually - we're talking win-win-win!!!
Personally, I find I'm thinking more about the Three "R"s - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle lately. For quite a while I've been applying this in everyday life,
- using metal cutlery, glass dishes and mugs at work rather than the plastic throw away stuff
- saying NO to plastic water bottles
- turning off lights that are not required
- donating unused clothing and household items to Goodwill
Perhaps it's my foray into blogland that has lit this new fire within and my recently completed dining room table project certainly fed the flames. My very creative sister-in-law has certainly been an inspiration with her many beautiful projects that I wish I had pictures of so I could share with you (ahem - hint hint).