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Have it All: The 2 Reason Rule and Recycling Your Stained Clothes with Tie Dye

Posted on: June 27, 2015

Have it All: The 2 Reason Rule and Recycling Your Stained Clothes with Tie Dye:

Some of you may remember my post about organizing clothes for success and quick everyday use. Here are some pics of the results and some info on the 2 Reason Rule.

  After organizing all my clothes and making a pile of stained stuff that I did not want to part with, I decided to separate the stained clothes into 2 piles. One for tie dying, and one for doing galaxy prints.  This way I get to have fun and be crafty and save some stained clothes from the dump.

This is an excellent example of what I like to call the 2 reason rule. Basically, I find that if I have 2 reasons to do anything then I am much more likely to actually do it. It is the perfect combination of multi-tasking and motivation that I find is necessary if you are going to have it all.

I realize after the fact I should do before and after for the satined clothes so you can see how they looked, but most of them came out pretty great. I love these overalls; I used a basic spatter dying technique and added more teal later. I used some darker tan colors on the shirts to cover the stains, an I think the striped collar one came out the best.

Let me know your thoughts and ideas on tie dying, recycling, and if you find the 2 Reason Rule works for you. 

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About Art for a Home and Sustainable Living

Okay, I am an artist. First and foremost I am an artist. I see art in everything, and I think in visuals. I have been making arts and crafts for years, and I have sold a lot of my arts and crafts on ebay and etsy, but lately I have been writing more than anything because I need to make money. But, I think I am finally going to be able to work on my art again, and I am thinking about putting towards a goal in my life. I have dreamed of owning an earthship for years. This self sustaining home is an amazing work of art that would make my living energy efficient and in tune with nature. So, I have decided to sell my art again and put all of the money towards my earthship home. Hence, the title. So I will be posting all of my art here, ans several other sites, and I will post links to my site. I am going to sell my recycled art for my dream home, and this might be the only way that my dream can come true. So if you like art and the earth check out my site and my art. Thanks for listening to my rambles, and I hope to hear from anyone with feedback, comments, and other ideas or inspirations. Let inspiration always move you brightly

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