Old Slippers

@kongno (431)
Philippines
September 6, 2012 11:32pm CST
when i visit my sister's house she was busy cleaning and i notice that she is throwing some slippers that are still useful, then i ask her "why throw pairs of slippers that are still useful?",. then she just smile at me and answered "they are already old" i didnt have the reason of throwing something that is useful because it is old...
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@cattibre (160)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Some people are just wasteful I guess. I hate throwing anything away and try to find a new use for it. I have made some beautiful things such as bird feeders out of old dishes. I made my dog a new bed out of 2 torn pillows and a sheet that was ripped. I just don't see the use in making more trash in this world if you can avoid it.
@kongno (431)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
you are very creative, i recall of using an old video game controller as a door knob
@cattibre (160)
• United States
7 Sep 12
I will try to get a picture tomorrow when the sun is up and post it. Coke bottles that have been cut a certain way and then painted look beautiful when they are hanging in a tree, spinning in the wind.
@kongno (431)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
wow cant wait to see the picture of it,...you might want to check out the freecycle network too
@AmbiePam (49494)
• United States
7 Sep 12
I feel the same way. If it still works and it is still useful, then don't throw it away.
@kongno (431)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
hi AmbiePam, have you heard of freecycle? it a non profit movement of who are giving and getting for free in their own towns and thus keping the good stuff out of the landfills
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@AmbiePam (49494)
• United States
7 Sep 12
Yes, I've heard great things about it.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
16 Sep 12
If they are still in good condition, I will still wear them till they are worn out. I have some pairs of shoes that I don't wear to work, but I wear them back home after work or when I go to take exercises in the evening when I don't have to go to the office to work. I place them outside my door usually.
@kongno (431)
• Philippines
16 Sep 12
yes i think it is wise wear shoes until they are worn out, that is a good idea separate everyday use shoes from exercise shoes that way you can extend the life of each shoes according to their uses...
• India
7 Sep 12
I think its a tendency of many people to get rid of old things.we should use any article upto its optimum level.and in case if we feel bored of anything we can give it to any needy person.or we can change the use and be creative as our friends are ;).but wastage is really very poor thing.throwing something out merely because you are bored or they are old depicts your irresponsible behaviour.
@kongno (431)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
you are right it is more reasonable to give to other who are needy than to throw old but still useful things...welcome to mylot rohitt