July 10, 2018 — I know, Master of the Obvious here, but I want you to know that there’s HELP for this problem! It’s July and summer is already half over (yikes!) and you pretty much want to murder your kids. They are USELESS, RESTLESS, and way OVERSCREEN-TIMED, wouldn’t you agree? Why won’t they get out and DO something?!?
Reason #4639 why I love Austin: we have a plethora of funky, interesting places here. And this one hits all the good points: it’s cheap, it’s earth-friendly, it’s awesome. And it’s getting a cult following!
Austin Creative Reuse stole my heart in early 2018 when someone told me there was a place to donate office supplies, games, art supplies and the like. My clients always give away that kind of thing, so I took a load to donate and was blown away! I immediately went on FB Live and well…watch here!
So, get out the door and go to ACR and let the creativity flow!
BUT WAIT!!! First check on your art supplies, craft supplies, games, office supplies, wrapping supplies and see if you have some stuff you thought you’d use, but NEVER WILL. The last thing I want is for you to bring a bunch of stuff into your house (even though it’s cheap and environmentally sound) and then come crying to me that your house got more cluttered. Even one small shopping bag will make you happy. Click here to see a list of what they accept. Trust me, after you go, you’ll want to come home and fill 10 bags to take with you on your second visit! Take pics with your phone to help jog your memory when your get home.
I hope you have a blast there and set your kids up for some crafting fun to get you through the rest of the summer! Check on their hours; since they are a non-profit, they have limited hours. I know you will LOVE IT!! They offer workshops and volunteer slots, too. Like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram, too!
Challenge: in August, talk to your favorite teachers about ACR!! They can outfit their classroom 1000 times cheaper and donate their extra clutter. Offer to help them, since they are strapped for time, but ALL TEACHERS need this place!!