Thursday, January 1, 2015

What To Do With Outdated Calendars

How to repurpose old calendars
Eco Friendly ideas for re-purposing old calendars
It's the end of the end of the year and that means that your calendar is now outdated! Unless, of course, you are using a perpetual calendar, it's time to let go.

If you are like many people, you probably hate to just toss your beloved calendar in the trash.  Perhaps it was given to you by someone special or on a topic you really adore. Yes, you enjoyed it for a whole year and now there must be something you can do with it!



Whether your calendar was on vintage posters, 50's cars, or travel to a favorite destination,  there are actually a few things you can do to save it from the trash heap: 
  • Frame it. Save your favorite images as wall art
  • Make a collage or decoupage using many images 
  • Make recycle ART.  Try rolled frames, mirror frames, beads, more
  • Make a book or journal
  • Make a picture morgue (library)
  • Use it for crafts such as bookmarks, gift tags, wrap and note cards
  • Save for scrapbooking projects
  • Use it as a birthday calendar to record friends and families birthdays
  • Donate it to freecycle, your book swap or your town swap shop (one man's trash is another's treasure)
  • If you are a teacher or program leader, collect them from parents, they are perfect for class projects
  • Use it another yearWhat years can you use 2014? Your 2014 calendar is reusable in: 2025, 2031, 2042, 2053, 2059, 2070, 2081, 2087, 2098, and 2110. What years can you re-use the 2015, 2016, Etc? Check any year: Visit this site and find out!
  • Put it in the recycle bin if all else fails.  Recycle
NOTE: There used to be an organization called "Calendars for Kids Recycle Project" but as far as I can see, it no longer exists.  If you know of another, let me know!  I am happy to pass it on.

And remember, if you get too many calendars as gifts  this year, pass them on to a friend or give them to a thrift.  Someone will be happy to use a new one! 



Speaking of calendars, Have a GREEN  Year! 

2 comments :

  1. I love these ideas. We always have old calendars lying around.

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  2. Thanks Leah! You are on your way to a greener year Planetpal!

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