recycling

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22 Feb 2013

Stop ‘N’ Swap at the Salvation Army Harlem Temple TOMORROW

  It may be a little early for actual Spring cleaning, but one of the many lessons learned from being in a shoebox sized apartment is that you need to consistently reduce clutter. Whether your closet is overflowing with clothing you don’t wear, or you were randomly given coffee table

Emily Cohen - Low Budget Lady 0
06 Jul 2011

DIY: Cork Crafts

Image courtesy designsponge.com Cork is largely unappreciated – not only is it the most environmentally way to seal up a bottle of tasty vino, but the Cork Oak forests are the native habitat of the Iberian Lynx (which is one bad-ass lookin’ cat, no?). Planet Earth lesson aside, cork is

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 3
11 May 2011

DIY Paper Garlands

It’s no secret that I love a good street score – every true broke-ass can appreciate the low, low price of nothing – and one of the easiest things to snag curb-side is magazines and books. With everyone claiming print is dead; folks are ditching their bound books all over

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 1
09 Feb 2011

DIY: Laptop Sleeve

I can dig the electronic revolution as much as the next girl but the mass-market of cheap knock-off accessories is getting ridiculous. When even the corner stores are stocking kiosks full of ugly crystal encrusted iPad cases, you know things are getting out of hand. If you need a sleeve

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 2
03 Nov 2010

DIY: Beer Can Brilliance

Now that Halloween is over and done with, we’ve moved on to cringing over Christmas. Displays are going up right and left encouraging us to be good consumers. But who has the money to shop for all your loved ones, roommates, acquaintances, former lovers and drinking pals? No one we

Amber Bouman - Crafty & Cashless 0
18 Sep 2010

Help Yourself and Others: Clothes Recycling at the Saturday Greenmarkets

Football is back. Pumpkin beer is on shelves. People are less shiny and uncomfortable-looking. This can only mean that fall is here! Let’s fill our closets with cozy sweaters to celebrate. If you’re like me, seasonal closet cleaning doesn’t have much to do with actually being organized or providing enough

Jill S. 0
09 Aug 2010

Love Don’t Cost a Thing, or Does it Cost A lot, Selling Used Wedding Gear

There comes a certain time in your life where it seems like all of your friends decide at once they want to get married. It’s a happy occasion but goddamn can it get expensive. Not everyone has a separate fund tucked away for Crate & Barrel purchases. Don’t get me

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 2
30 Dec 2009

Recycle Your Old TVs and Electronics at Rainbow Grocery

The Broke-Ass modus operandi is usually to take peoples’ unwanted stuff.  We’re the ones inclined to pull couches off the sidewalk, dumpster-dive, and accept any and all kinds of FREE hand-me-downs.  But in this day and age, when even the last vestiges of analogue are going digital, even the brokest

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 1