Category Archives: Recycling

Technology Turnover: CDs Into Clocks

CDs and DVDs are starting to give way to MP3s and Blu-ray disks — My, how technology changes! While I still haven’t found many uses for old audio or videotapes (beyond continuing to enjoy them on my old equipment), I’ve … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Madison-style

Holiday season is just around the corner, and I know simple living folks will be looking for ways to make them simple and meaningful. Still, shopping can be fun, if you chose the right venue and know that your purchases … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Baggie Dryer

Green living is a goal for me, and there are some pretty good products on the market to help with that. Still, I’ve come across some items that, while they serve the purpose, the frugal side of me stops to … Continue reading

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Book Sale at Central Library!

Whatever you may think about the controversy that surrounds the downtown library, it’s beginning to look like it will get renovated after all–and that means moving books and selling books! The Friends of Madison Public Library are having a sale … Continue reading

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Vermiculture: The Worms Crawl In

Outdoor composting has been big in Madison for several years. The city sells lovely compost bins  (and rain barrels) in May each year, and there’s no shortage of neighborhood experts who can help you get started. But, what if you … Continue reading

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Junk in the Trunk

by Donna Poehner I’m not a pack rat (I’ve lived with a couple, so I know one when I see one), but I do tend to hang onto things too long. I think it’s because I don’t want to waste … Continue reading

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Re-Art Swap at Absolutely Art (June 26)

Got art supplies? Some you don’t need? Check out the re-art swap. I’m not sure when I went to my first art swap, but it quickly became an addiction. It was held in the yard behind Absolutely Art and Cafe … Continue reading

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Rummage Season

Rummage season is well under way but we had to mention the all Maple Bluff rummage sale going on this Saturday in the village of Maple Bluff, 8 am-2 pm. Check it out if you can. I had the pleasure … Continue reading

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Christmas tree recycling time!

Real trees can’t be beat for their fragrance, nostalgia and earth-friendly impact, but when the needles turn brown and the calendar clicks into January it’s time to return them to Mother Earth. Christmas tree recycling is easy in Madison with … Continue reading

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Recycling Your Christmas Cards

Each year I get dozens of beautiful Christmas cards (and some not so beautiful). Over the years I have learned a few ways to reuse the cards–and recycling is one of our core values on this blog (as is frugality). … Continue reading

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