I Am Resourceful

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 211 People


    Sometimes all I have to work with is guts and stubbornness, but I always manage to get stuff done.  I'm also all about reusing stuff.  The table right next to my armchair happens to be the box my printer came in.  It does the job of holding my notebook, pens, and...
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    Aug 19, 2009

    Independent To A Point Or Maybe A Fault

    I like to fix things, figure things out, and be independent. I like to know I can make it on my own.  I sometimes worry if I break down, who would I call?  How would I get out of my jam?  Not sure what the answer is, but I don't want to have someone else carry my baggage, it...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    Hey I Have A Neat Idea....

    I have come up with a new idea. I have started to collect cans for fun. I really enjoy it. It gives me a couple dollars because it is recycling. I am excited to keep trying that. It is a lot of fun.
    lea1307 lea1307
    18-21, F
    May 13, 2012

    Laminate Scraps

    We use a large laminator at work. There are always large (and small ) scraps being thrown away. So I am working on finding 101 uses for laminate scraps. So far I have made a butterfly puppet, shaped sheets for stickers (shaped from large stencils), directions for making a...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange
    46-50, F
    Mar 2, 2013

    Oh Yes That and Frugal! Lol

    I can feed a family of 4 on 100 a month I can recycle almost all of my trash in to something useful I have a garden and grow as much produce as possible I can find items I need without spending full price (recent examples - a hot air popcorn popper for 2 dollars when they...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 21, 2009

    You've Gotta Be Resourc...

    You've gotta be resourcerful when your brokeeeeee 
    OldnDaysinSF OldnDaysinSF
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2009

    Being Resourceful Is the Key to Survival.

    Listen closely and remember the following....You do not have to go to outward bound school to learn how to make it out in the real world. The internet is loaded with all the information you need or you can order all the teaching materials you need from the right publishers and...
    RetiredMerc RetiredMerc
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    Well I'm Not Book Smart...

    Well I'm not book smart, I'm not a straight-A student but I think it's important to be resourceful. You may have a brain but if you don't know how to use it efficiently then what's the point?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

    Freakin Car

    My car died for the millionth time and it was the day I needed to be at the hospital for the beginning of my tests. The X showed up in the car and that was the last time it started. After playing with it a week he determined that the fuel pump died again. I called around and the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2007

    This Is Definitely Me

    I can find a use for pretty much everything my mind is always working trying to figure out how I can use it for something else haha.... I love freebies and y not to buy anything that I don't need or know i won't use. I don't pay full price for anything I knowonce I get my house...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30
    36-40, F
    Dec 26, 2010

    IF Stranded On An Island .....i Would Want

    One Woman for companionship....(You can make it thru anything if you have just one other person).  My survival gear.  A suitcase full of Bungie Chords, Metal Coat Hangers, and plenty of rolls of duck Tape.  With that suit case I could live like a king making...
    RetiredMerc RetiredMerc
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2009

    Whatever It Takes.

    One of the most important lessons I learned from my father before he passed away was just that. Whatever it takes to get the job done. Duck tape can work wonders. Nothing is trash until you have found a way to use it at least two or three times after the original use. Recycle...
    Dantesrebellion Dantesrebellion
    22-25, M
    Nov 13, 2009
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