Give forward by bringing back

I think I have found a solution to my problem of disposing old clothes and old school uniforms that have been bugging me for a long time.

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My son gave me this pamphlet from a popular shopping retail company. The pamphlet said the store accepts old clothes in whatever form they may be. The goal is to:

REWEAR (clothes that can be worn again);

REUSE (textiles that are no longer suitable to wear are converted into other products, such as cleaning cloths);

RECYCLE (textiles that can’t be reused get a new chances as textile fibres, or are used to manufacture products such as damping and insulation materials fro the auto industry.

The company’s collecting initiatives aims to lessen the clothes and textiles that end up in landfills when 95 percent could be used again.

“The H&M garment collecting initiative has been created to decrease the waste and close the fashion loop. So if you’ve got something worn, torn, or hopelessly out of style – don’t throw it away or let it pile up in the back of our wardrobe. Bring back all your unwanted clothes and home textiles to your local H&M store.”

As a token for the effort in bringing your old clothes to the store, they will be giving voucher (for each bag you hand in) with a discount for your next purchase. Please visit their website hm.com/garment-collecting ico-spirit.com to know more about this initiative.

I’ll be sorting more old clothes this week to free additional space in the cabinet and do my share in reducing waste from old clothes and textiles.

Practical tips on buying a used laptop

Laptops are usually the better option for most students, businessmen, and bloggers as these are easy to carry around wherever they go. Admittedly, though, a new laptop carries with it a hefty price tag, compared to your regular desktop. Consider buying a used laptop, as this could save you money, without scrimping on quality.

Our second hand laptop

When buying a used laptop, check out the best computers which came out last year. These ones more or less have the same features as the laptops which have just recently been released in the market.

Check if the screen has any purple or pink discolorations, as the laptop screen is the most expensive thing to replace. Test the hard drive for errors, and see if the battery life is still good.

A Dog-lover out and Shopping

Photo by Helena Lopes from Pexels

Of course if you are a dog-lover down pat, a trip to the mall with your beloved pet in tow would be the most rewarding experience. Imagine browsing the racks and rows and windows of your favorite shops and boutiques while giving your dog a walk for a breath of fresh air, talk about hitting two birds with one stone, right? Just make sure to put him on a leash for his own safety or bring along his doggie bag for when he is tired to walk and would love to be carried instead. Bring some doggie treats and snacks and water, too. Also, make sure he does not wander off too far, you would not want him getting mange from unkempt dogs on the streets, right?