Feb 9, 2015

My Old Man's retro means of re-purposing

My Dad just can't bring himself to throw out anything that's still useful.  Check out a few of the recycled items in his garage which help him keep it tidy and organized..

Old Cigar Box
(houses how to books and manuals)

Ammunition cases from Vietnam
(hold power tools)

(I think that's the license plate from my 1st car)

Retro bean dip, peanut, and Intentional Delight cans
(contain all manner of hardware etc)

Old Sucrets tin
(holds razors and sharp blades)

These are just a few of the creative ways my old man re-purposes useful items.  There's no doubt in my mind that Dad has an incredibly smaller carbon footprint than I, and it's inspired me to be ever the more resourceful, thrifty, and green. 


  1. My dad & grandpa were the same. Repurpose everything. I think it is the result of surviving the Depression.

    1. I agree. I have found myself wanting to throw out perfectly good items to get something "newer". My Grandparents would have NEVER done that!


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