Today I’ll be talking about the fine art of re-purposing items, and the potential of an ambitious, creative mind. I will also talk about having vs hording and the litmus test to tell where you stand. Cleanup days are coming all too often as I find myself saving everything.
It’s one thing to have useful stuff on hand to complete a task, but it’s quite another to surround yourself with a wall of “never-gunna-use” junk. How do you tell the difference? I dunno exactly. I do know every time I am able to successfully re-purpose something, my ability, or at least my need, to keep and think of new uses for things becomes more and more an obsession. I’ve decided I am not really to blame as it is a positive by-product of trying to be more self-sufficient. That is my story and I’m sticking to it.
Join me as I talk about some of the positives of hanging on to all those once used treasures such as minimizing costs and the “cool factor”. I discuss some of the things we are doing here and toss in a few ideas on how to get kids involved using the artistic, creative side of things. I also have to be fair and cover the potential negatives of having such a useful stash of goodies such as potential risks from creating a safe haven for pests, predators and creepy things, fire hazards, nosy neighbors and the possibility of becoming the center of an intervention or star of the TV show Hoarders.
I end the show discussing several cool re-purposing ideas I have gleaned from various sources, or just made up myself. I go from pallet wood garden signs to trampoline chicken tractors and filing cabinet tool stands. Come join me, and let’s get those creative, redneck juices flowing…everybody has at least a few ounces in ’em.