Reduce Reuse Recycle Repurpose Reclaim Restore

We try and always Reduce Reuse Recycle Repurpose Reclaim Restore rather than buy new when we can. This doesn’t always work as we are both professionals and need to dress the part, plus there are certain areas of the house we are doing up so there is a need to mostly buy new, but we do our best.

Jamie has always used our very old vacuum to clean the back patio area. He finds it a far superior clean to using a broom. Not long ago a wheel fell off the vacuum and could not be fixed. As neither of us wanted to buy a new cleaner he decided to find a way to make it work.

And this is what he came up with!

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It works exceptionally well. Though I am not sure our little granddaughter will be too impressed to find he has reused her block trolley!

 

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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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One Response to Reduce Reuse Recycle Repurpose Reclaim Restore

  1. Barbara Good says:

    Perfect! My first go to is Refuse – that way I don’t have to deal with the potential rubbish later on. Though my kids would rather I didn’t always refuse the free crappy toy, balloon or whatever other promotional garbage some big company is trying to force into their hands.

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