As a budget-conscious person, I hate to waste.
Despite my adoration of fashion, my closet doesn’t often seen new items; instead, I’ve become skilled at reusing what I have, layering, twisting, and belting to create new looks from old pieces. I won’t discard food until it is well past peak freshness (though I’ve usually devoured it before it can reach that point). And I struggle to toss away items that appeal aesthetically, even if their conventional uses have long since passed
From the outside, it might appear unnecessarily stingy, but I like to think the tendency helps keep me green – and imaginative.
Empty truffle oil bottle, used as a reed dfifuser vase.
The dregs of cheap wine, plus leftover quinoa and a bit of parmesan make a great faux risotto.
Antique jewelry – instant recycling.
Empty tea box converted into a recipe box, should I ever choose to follow one.
Leftovers always make tasty, yet ugly, soups.
Thrifted clothing – unique and recycled.
Party finger foods one night; “side salad” the next.
What are the things you reuse the most?