In a world where products are increasingly being over packaged, landfills are overflowing,and, quite honestly, being quite poor, it makes sense to to reuse as much as possible in our house.
Yesterday, i had a sheet that was unrepairable, so rather than chucking it away it has been turned into teatowels, cleaning and dusting cloths and i am currently making an apron, and there's still lots of fabric leftover waiting to be turned into something else.
I also made a "feather duster" from a wire coat hanger and strips of the sheet.
We got some easter eggs the other week, and while we couldn't reuse the outer box it came in (having a plastic coating means i can't compost it, natch.) the egg itself was placed in these rather sweet little boxes made to look like baskets.
One is being used to hold my recycled dusting and cleaning cloths, and the other is being used to hold eggs when the milk glass chicken we normally use to store them in is too full. (we get through a lot of eggs.)
Plastic boxes and tubs don't go to waste either. they either get put away to use to start seeds in, or we use them as tupperware for leftovers in the fridge/freezer (margarine tubs are brilliant for this)
We don't often buy glass these days either, but what we do get gets used as dry goods storage, or saved for when i make jam/chutneys etc
A friend gave us this marvellous Panettone tin which is now being used to hold bread flour.
And, of course it goes without saying that kitchen scraps go straight to the compost :)