If you were to spend some time looking at articles and watching a few videos on Youtube about up cycling, you are likely to realize that one of the best things you can do for the environment is to up cycle. If you were to study the benefits of reusing and recycling you will see that there is so much that each of us can do for the environment by simply choosing to reuse an object or to up cycle a second-hand object. The sad reality is that each of us discards our used items into the trash and we spend thousands of dollars on buying new things in terms of clothing and in terms of things for our homes. A fact that people do not realize is that it takes so much of manpower and so much of energy to keep on producing new things and we can save so much by simply buying clothing second-hand and buying second-hand or used furniture and other things for our homes. It is important however for each of us to play a role in eliminating the stigma of using second hand things.
Clothing and accessories
There is so much that can be done with up cycling for clothing and for accessories. Most people tend to discard their clothing, even when they have rarely been used simply because they cannot fit in to them anymore and someone else making use of these items after mobile dry cleaning them can work both for the benefit of the environment and it can also help someone save a lot of money in terms of clothing.
There are dry cleaners that will also disinfect clothing for you at a slightly higher price if you are worried about using clothing that has once been worn by someone else. Although there is a hygiene factor involved as used clothes can sometimes have sweat and body fluids on them, the risk of actually contracting a serious disease from these clothes is quite low.
You can also reuse old broken accessories by adding in a bead or two to them or simply pasting something on them to fix the area that is broken. This is the same with shoes. Many people will discard their shoes when something falls off or when there is a scratch on the show however, these scratches can easily be covered up by ribbons and designs to create a brand new design. The key is to be creative and do your research on the internet for some amazing ideas and tips.