Recycle Those Old CD’s


Here are some great ideas for recycling stuff that’s been lying around your house.  It will help you declutter your home and keep your junk from ending up in a landfill:

Turn old CDs into scarecrows

Has your music collection has gone all-digital in the past few years?  If so, you probably have hundreds of old CDs with nothing to do except take up space.

Put them to good use by scaring birds away from your garden and lanai. Thread string through the hole in the CD and tie it off. Hang several CDs from a tree. The shiny, moving objects will frighten birds, keeping them away from your garden/lanai.

Make a rack out of doorknobs

Do you have some old doorknobs lying around? Turn them into a clothing or key rack. Take four or five doorknobs, unmatched ones can make it more interesting to look at, and space them evenly apart on a piece of wood trim. Screw the knobs to the wood, and then mount the wood to the wall, and you now have a new place to hang your purse, scarves, necklaces, etc.

Use old pots to store garden tools

Do you have some old pots that became too small for grownup plants?  Put these old pots to good use!  Fill them with sand mixed with enough mineral oil to make it slightly damp. Stick your gardening tools in the sand.  This is a great way to store your tools and protects them from corrosion and rust.

Store tall tools in old golf bag

Has it been years since your last golf game?  Maybe you’ve just upgraded to a better bag.  If so, here’s a new use for an old golf bag: Make it a home for your bigger gardening tools. Shovels, hoes, and rakes slide right into the compartments that once held clubs.

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About the Author

Brandon Lau grew up in Kailua and currently resides in Honolulu with his wife Andee and children Caylah, Elijah, and David. His eighteen years in real estate led him to become a Partner at ChaneyBrooks Choice Advisors. Over the past 10 years he has developed the team and systems that has created a high level of service and value for his clients.

What differentiates Brandon and his team is his consultative approach to real estate. He advises clients with relevant data and expert insight to help them make the best choices in real estate. Good choices in planning for long term dispositions, negotiating for the best price or knowing when not to pursue an investment are ways his consultative services will give you an advantage in the marketplace. His bottom line is providing service with the utmost integrity and expertise.