By Jeff Yeager
“I name it inventive repurposing: discovering another use—or ten—for goods all of us throw away each day. after all, I come from an extended line of inventive repurposers. My grandmother used to make Christmas out of the specimen cups from my grandfather’s visits to the urologist. and also you ask yourself why i've got issues?” —Jeff Yeager, the last word Cheapskate
Prompted via the recession, the growing to be curiosity in frugality, and his ardour for environmental conservation, Jeff Yeager offers Don’t Throw That Away!, a pragmatic and pleasing consultant committed totally to the second one portion of the previous environmentalist’s mantra: decrease, Reuse, Recycle.
With the humor and zaniness that readers have come to like from America’s cherished final Cheapskate, Don’t Throw That Away!, Jeff’s first e-book unique (talk approximately saving funds on paper!), deals a slew of inventive how one can repurpose all types of things that might have you ever saving funds and the earth’s resources:
· Make a “cheapskate soap-on-a-rope” utilizing a couple of tired pantyhose and people little slivers of cleaning soap you mostly discard.
· Craft the right inflatable go back and forth pillow utilizing the plastic bladder from inside of an empty box of “box wine” (bonus: making one may help you fall asleep).
· Boil citrus rinds in water for 1 minute at the range or within the microwave for a average kitchen air freshener.
From bottle caps to dryer lint, latex condoms to bitter milk, Yeager proves that there’s the way to repurpose it. pro with thought-provoking proof approximately our disposable society and with brief profiles of a few actual geniuses of inventive repurposing (like the man who lined his residence with beaten beer cans to save cash on aluminum siding), this book unique can have you pondering two times ahead of you achieve for the rubbish can and asserting, “Whatever you do, Don’t Throw That Away!”
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A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR So the bartender brings him three pints and the man proceeds to sip one, then the next, and then the third until they’re gone. ’ The man says, ‘You don’t understand. I have two brothers: one in Australia, and one in the States. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we’d still drink together. ’ The bartender thinks it’s a wonderful tradition and every week he sets up the man’s three beers as soon as he enters the bar. Then one week, the man comes in and orders only two.
He looks up at the bartender to see if he has said anything, but he is on the other side of the bar. A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR, ‘Hey! ’ The man looks up but, again, the bartender is engaged elsewhere. ‘Hey! ’ The man then calls the bartender over and asks him if he has been talking to him. ’ 38 and sit down to eat their lunches. ’ TWO MEN WALK INTO A BAR They look at each other, shrug, and swap lunches. TWO TUBS OF YOGHURT WALK INTO A BAR. ’ ‘Why not? ’ TWO PEANUTS WALK INTO A BAR. One was a salted.
And orders a double. The bartender brings out a bloke who looks just like him. A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR at closing time. ’ A GHOST WALKS INTO A BAR 48 and orders a drink. ’ The fly sighs. ‘I’m the one they put in the soup. ’ 49 with a pork pie on his head. ’ replies the man. A POTATO WALKS INTO A BAR on him! 50 and all eyes are IT TAKES ALL SORTS AN ENGLISHMAN, AN IRISHMAN, A SCOTSMAN, A RABBI, A MINISTER AND A PRIEST WALK and the bartender says, ‘What is this? ’ INTO A BAR On the stool next to his is some footwear.