I suppose you could compose an ad in it requesting anyone's throw-away items, such as . . .(insert items list here) . . . I would. And if you ended up with too much you could just <<GULP!!>> get rid of it.
Karen should answer this one really. Where she works she now makes custom items for co-workers. You need to check her Photobuckets, if the pic isn't here yet it's certainly there. She makes gorgeous lamps and dressers.
I'll add a couple little things to your list. A milk co. here makes personal sized pint and quart bottles of reg, choc. strawberry milks (call them Chugs) The lids are great! I own 1 circle paper cutter and it fits perfectly into the center of the lid.
Don't forget discarded CD cases
boxes from reems of copy paper are very strong-for storage ;D
Post by doc*dog Karen on Dec 6, 2006 18:39:29 GMT -5
Bottles/jars, with lids, preferably cardboard---millions of uses unwanted giftwrap excess wallpaper fabric/clothing---for quilts, collage, pillows, etc scrap wood
This list could go on forever, ya know? Be careful of too many responses. You may want to think of a project you want to do, ask for those supplies, and nothing else till all that is used. Maybe take donations one day or one week per month. You don't want to end up with so much stuff that it's overwhelming. Try to stay organized or you'll end up like me!!
Post by lovelyxmalia on Dec 7, 2006 6:00:06 GMT -5
Yeah, I was thinking of how overloaded I'll be...maybe I'll just collect stuff a few days a month to cover all shifts. Thanks for the awesome advice, Karen and I didn't even think about wallpaper...sheesh, that's a must!!
Post by doc*dog Karen on Dec 7, 2006 6:33:55 GMT -5
Glad to help. I just know that I have so much stuff, I'll never get to it all. My house is a disaster. Luckily, you're still young enough to learn better habits! We don't wanna see you on "Clean House" or anything!
Post by lovelyxmalia on Dec 11, 2006 7:09:08 GMT -5
I generated my list with help from my best friend, Gina (xluvablecutie--she just joined us here on Saturday)
*magazines/catalogs *wall paper *gift wrap/tissue paper *old keys *buttons *cans (coffee...still generating a list for this) *mint tins *boxes (shoe, gift, tissue, cigar) *cd's and cases *small scrap wood pieces *greeting cards *folders (any kind) *cardstock paper *jars (jelly, baby food) *bowling balls *shelves (in tact or broken) *old game boards/pieces/playing cards/game chips *fabric *wine/champagne bottles *milk crates *old business cards *binders *index cards *bottle caps *pill bottles *containers *old lightbulbs *empty spice bottles/containers *books of paint samples, wall paper samples, flooring samples, gift wrap samples *old towels/wash cloths *old day planners (I was thinking paper making) *mirrors/glass *film containers
The list is still going...even if not for my work list...just stuff to keep an eye out for! I would put things like used coffee filters but I kind of want some sanitation with this :\ some people I work with are rather questionable...
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