Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here's How I Resource, Recycle and Reuse

Today's blog is a continuation of my blog from March 21. Today I'm focusing on how I try to be a good steward of our beautiful planet in my Addoway business.

From Webster's New World Dictionary - Resource: something that lies ready for use.  And do I have alot of "stuff" that is ready for someone to use! At our age, my husband and I are trying to downsize and eliminate some of the "stuff" in our home. I have a fabulous career wardrobe, but I've been retired for a few years now, and David is approaching retirement.

I found this statistic shocking - according to the ecomii website, @, Americans throw away 2 quadrillion pounds of clothing each year! If you are an environmentally-conscious consumer that believes in recycling rather than wasting resources, know that you can find good quality, gently worn, clean clothing in my Addoway store.  Most is from our own closets, the rest is from store clearance or thrift shops. ALL is thoroughly inspected for holes, tears, missing buttons, etc. Any defects will be thoroughly described.

I also have many gift items in the store - collectibles, sports memorbelia, housewares, books, music, etc.

I also sell alot of magazines. Most are specialty titles you won't find on the newstand - The Hook (the Journal of  Navy Carrier Aviation), Preservation (Historical Architecture), Hallowed Ground (Civil War), and more. What do people do with them? Read them of course, and magazines are a great resource for school projects, as well as art and craft projects.

I also reuse sturdy, clean cardboard boxes and packing materials when I can. Normally the only boxes I purchase are the specialty boxes used for shipping records.

What are you doing to Resource, Recycle & Reuse? Hopefully you will find my Addoway store a great Resource for your shopping needs! Comments are appreciated!