How Green is Your Handyman?
I strongly believe that keeping our environment clean and healthy is
everybody's responsibility, and I practice what I preach. Here are just
a few ways that Portage Park Handyman keeps the ecology in mind.
Too Much Cement? No Such Thing!
While doing a minor cement repair, I had mixed a full bag of cement when
a quarter of a bag would have sufficed. I was cleaning up in the alley and
about to throw the excess in the garbage -- and my
That's not very green! alarm went off. Fortunately, so did the
light bulb over my head.
After the brutal winter of 2013-2014, I didn't
have to walk down the street more than 25 feet before I found a pothole that
had no trouble swallowing up half a bag of cement.
When I sharpen my carpenter's pencil, I do so over the compost
container. The shavings become mulch.
When I install new items for cosmetic preference, I donate a
functional fixture or faucet to
No Parts Left Unused
Any leftover metal is left for the scrappers to collect and use.
Don't Litter With Cat Litter!
Just about everybody has a friend with a cat. If this is you -- or if
you have a cat -- you can repurpose
a cat litter container. This one now stores rock salt on our porch, and
we used an artwork sticker (available for $6) to cover the container's original verbiage.
These containers can also be used to hold grass seed, play sand, or
indoor plants, among other things.