Thursday, February 11, 2010

One Year Anniversary-A Give-away!

Hello World! (If you're a "geek" you understand the significance of that.) That was my first post on March 11th of last year. The blog will be one year old a month from today. In celebration, I'm giving away something that I get asked for all the time. If you're at all a garbage geek like me, you'll love this:

Working in the industry I do, I get this kind of swag all the time, but I've been asked over the years if I have any of these little mini recycle bins, so the last time I was at a conference I picked up a special one to be given away to my readers.

So, how do you enter? I'm so glad you asked. There are three ways of entering the contest:

1. Leave a comment on this post. It can be anything! Just a "sign me up! " will do, but if you'd like to comment on anything else, you're welcome to.

2. For extra credit, you will get 2 entries into the giveaway if you comment on another post. (Please make the comment pertinent to the post.)

3. Or, if you're *really* an overachiever, you will get three entries for sharing a reuse story with me. If you use something in your home in an unexpected way, met your neighbor when you were setting something out on the curb for free or any fun reuse story you want to share with me, you'll get 3 contest entries for that. You can share your story in the comment section of this post or send me an email. (If you have pictures, I will give you extra credit for sharing those, too!)

Just be ready to have your story shared with my readers.

Good luck! I'll post the winner some time after the one year anniversary, March 11th, 2010.

Here it is in all it's desk-organizing glory (No, you can't have my titanium scissors, sorry! I'll throw in the ruler made from phone books, if you want it though.)


  1. 1. um, sign me up?
    2. If you are looking for a good "green" way of keeping slugs out of your new cement form garden beds...
    3. You can recycle those plastic tubs and make slug-catchers.
    First: Find two plastic tubs (from your yogurt, butter, sour cream, etc.) that fit inside one another. Second: cut small holes or slits out of the bottom of the inner tub. Third: Fill at least half way or 1 inch deep with BEER (the cheaper, the better) and place the tubs around the outside of your garden. (of course, recycle those beer cans!)

    You may bury the tubs so that they are flush with the ground, but it's not necessary.

    The slugs will happily drown themselves in the beer. When it's time to empty the slug trap, simply lift the inner tub out slowly so that the beer can drain out, and toss the slugs aside (I just toss them into the lawn...perhaps the birds will find them)

    My record was 55 slugs off of 2 cans of works great! And it's pesticide free!

  2. That is a cute little recycling can. You know all of those little tiny pieces of paper that fly out when you pull a piece out of a spiral bound notebook? This is perfect for them. ;)

  3. Pick me pick me!
    We recycle bags from the grocery store - big ones go in trash bins to use for collecting garbage (I haven't had to buy them in forever) and small ones go to the car. I also use English Muffin bags or other bread bags one would normally throw out as trash bags in the car too.

  4. What a cute little pencil holder!
    I love your blog, and I wanted to thank you again for the link to our website you posted a few weeks back.
    In case you all missed it, here is my reuse story:
    I also am starting a plastic bottle cap collection for an upcoming project.


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