So recently, I happened upon this item here. It had been left, abandoned on the table at work. Nobody ever really wanted it and nobody could tell me where it had come from. Hey, I like to ask the hard questions. It was going to be chucked in the bin, but I simply had to photograph it, so I could whinge and whine about it on this blog. But Danny stepped in with an idea, and ever since, this useless, rubbishy piece of rubber has had a real reason to live, in our house.
As you may know we don't drink out of glasses, we drink out of jars. However, this gets a bit of a (1st world) challenge when we're having hot coffee. We usually put up with warmed fingers, until this wrist band decided it would be happy to become a reusable cup holder. And, now, our little fingers stay cool.
Now, I am sure this is no great revelation to anyone. I know our readers are resourceful, creative types, who leave wonderful comments. But I have posted this thought for the day as a reminder that there are tiny, smidgy little things we can do, if we add a bit of thought to it. One little reused wristband isn't going to change the world, and doing away with the making of such superfluous claptrap in the first place would be better. But if it's here, whatever it is, it's certainly better to find a reason/way to give it another life, than to send it to the finite whole in the ground.
So I ask you, dear readers, please share how you reuse the stuff and nonsense that comes your way. Do you have a good idea for items that others would like? Beyond recycling and composting, I'll wager you all have some wonderful ideas. To see an example click here on Greg's Frugal Flipper, he's a star repurposer and a damn fine blogger.