Reuse Ideas for the College Lifestyle – Part 2

Guest Blogger - Kristen

The next step is to reuse the stuff we already have. This means actions like selling the couch you no longer want on Craigslist or refilling a plastic drink bottle a few times.

Here are some ideas that should fit into your life as a college student:
-You don’t have to buy a new three-ring notebook every semester. Just reuse last semester’s and put new paper in it.

-Is your living room furniture wrecked from your last party? Don’t waste money on brand new furniture, find used furniture on Craigslist.

-Just got a new cell phone? Don’t trash your old one; send it to “Cell Phones For Soldiers” or another cell phone donation program. www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

-The bookstore won’t buy back your textbook? Instead of throwing it away, sell it online, donate it or, if it’s paperback, toss it in the recycling bin.

-Don’t look as good in those jeans as you thought you did in the dressing room? Don’t trash them, give them to a non-profit organization, consignment store or sell them on Craigslist.

-If you do have plastic grocery bags lying around, use them for Spot’s cat litter or take them back to the store for recycling.


Dodge This! said...

Good ideas, Kristen. The last time I was over at NC State, I saw boxes marked "charity textbooks" inside the entrance to Talley Student Center. Do you know anything about those?

Re3.org said...

Thanks for your comment. We'll do a little research and get back with you.