That’s why I like shopping at second hand stores. And I guess that’s why I love talking about re-use and upcycling projects.
I like the idea of salvaging something instead of simply tossing it in the trash.
My guest this week on “Thrift Style Living With LaCheryl B. Cillie” loves upcycling, too. She’s Cristin Frank, founder of “Eve of Reduction,” a website and a movement that promotes upcycling.
If you'll recall, I interviewed Frank last October (Listen to "Upcycling, Living Green").
With upcycling, items that are old or useless are refurbished and transformed into new products. Upcycling reduces waste and preserves resources. Frank says it’s a movement that’s catching on as more and more Americans look for ways to save money and live greener lifestyles.
She recently published a book called Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste. In it, Frank shows readers how to upcycle common household items, reduce their consumption, and turn their junk into cash using online sites like eBay.
Her message: “Use your talents and creativity, not consumption, to find personal satisfaction.”
Upcycling is become one of my favorite things to do, so I have been looking forward to having Frank on my show again.
Listen to "Living Simple, Free and Happy" as Frank talks about her new book and gives us some awesome recycling, repurposing, and upcycling ideas!
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