Turning Trash to Treasure


Consumerism encourages buying of goods that have single-use and last a short period of time; it’s a vicious cycle that fuels the capitalist economy. In such a backdrop we identified a new wave that’s sweeping through small scale businesses and a growing trend on pinterest and D.I.Y. blogs: Upcycling. From photographers to interior designers, fashion designers and homemakers, people are finding novel ways to give new life to everyday items: turning trash into treasure. Upcycling is by definition breathing new life to existing or old items that would otherwise end up in a landfill. It is interesting to note that it is one trend the millennials have embraced owing to their passion for celebrating individuality, living in an era where most goods are made by manufacturers to become functionally obsolete and disposed of within a short period of time.

A trend that particularly caught our eye is the extraordinarily creative use of vehicle parts in homes, office spaces and gardens. It is as though people are rummaging through the content of garages making a new business out of classic car repairs.

Here are some ways the trade of classic car repairs is fast moving from the greasy garages to gleaming living rooms. Or if you simply want to purchase a classic car such as a Mustang, feel free to visit this site http://www.griffs.com.au/cars_for_sale.shtml.

Automotive Furniture

What’s your idea of a perfect lampshade for your living room? How about a shock absorber of a vehicle converted into a wall lamp?

Running out of storage space to store the wine? Have you considered using an engine as a handy rack to store the bottles of wine?

Outrageously adventurous interior decorators have seen old cars fixed vertically on walls utilized as bookshelves, the conversion of bonnets into a Dashboard Desks with drawers and other compartments, tables made out of tire treading and comfy leather couches made out of bonnets and hatchbacks.

Scrap Metal Among The Roses

What better use of the hood of a car than one to breed new life in? From creepers to flowering plants, a hood is a wise option for a garden with limited space.

Want a better view of what’s in front of you from the back of a car? Turn the rear seat and the back into a swing! (Ensuring it is tightly secured!)

Found an old headlight in Daddy’s garage? Turn into a chic postbox and receive your mail in style!

Tailgate Party or Party in the ‘Hood?

Open up the hood of a car and fix your barbeque grill in it for a cookout with the homies!

The old Volkswagen van in the neighbouring garage might be a good option for a pool table that’s sure to make everyone envy its owner.

Drinking and driving is not a practice that is encouraged but if your vehicle isn’t working any longer how about turning it into a mini bar so you can indulge without having to worry about cops and fines?

Things To Consider When Going On Road Trips

Road trips are a fun and a cost effective way to go on a holiday. Many of you must be thinking of doing this during the summer. It is a good way to bond with the friends and siblings and it has whole lot of a fun than taking a flight to a destination. As much fun this is there are several things to consider when going on a road trip.
Plan well
When going on a road trip, planning is must. It is true that the most fun is when you do things randomly, but in this case it is safe when you plan your trip well. You need to first decide the route you will be taking. If you are taking a very deserted route make sure you take plenty of fuel and food and drinks on the way. Because if you run out of fuel or drinks it may be quite difficult to handle the situation with the service stations not being around. Also plan the things you need to pack as well. If you are visiting a place with water bottle are expensive, it is wise to pack water and use the best ute tonneau covers to cover the back of the truck. So in case it rains or too hot your food and drinks won’t go bad.

Decide your vehicle
When it comes to going on road trips, you can’t really decide the road conditions you will be travelling on. So when selecting a vehicle it is better to select a pickup truck with back covers or a four wheel drive. Because if you select a fancy car and take it for a ride in cities and towns you haven’t been before, also if the roads are muddy and broken a truck will not get stuck in it and give trouble.
Don’t go on off roads too much
If you are not familiar with the off roads, it is safer to avoid them and take the highway. Taking highway has both pros and cons. Pros are that it is safe and you know where you are going. But you can’t stop anywhere as you please and it can be quite boring when you are travelling for miles. Also it is important that you keep a physical map with you. It is true that everybody has phones and google maps to guide you but in case of an emergency or a power run out, you will need a physical map to figure out where you are going.

1. Tips On Taking Care Of Your Car

Whether you are buying or leasing a car for the first time, or it is one of many cars that you have purchased, it is always important to maintain it. Buying or leasing a car requires you to spend a fair bit of money, so it is in your best interest to take care of it as well as you can. It can be easy to be reckless with it, especially if you are young and it is the first time you have your own car, but with a few helpful tips you can have your car working like brand new, years after you have bought it. Here are some tips on taking care of your car:

Take it in for regular check ups

The dealership where you got the car will usually update you on when you should get it serviced, but if they do not, a good rule of thumb is to get it serviced every four to five months. There are many reasons that your car may not be working as well as it should, and most of the reasons can only be identified by a professional, such as a car mechanic. For example, there could be an issue with the cam angle sensor and no matter how much of a car enthusiast you are, you probably will not be able to tell whether or not the cam angle sensor is working optimally. You will also need to get regular oil changes and when you take your car in to get serviced, they will do that for you. When you take it in for a check up, they will also check the tire pressure, to make sure that they are pumped properly. Remember, keeping your car healthy is just like keeping a human healthy, you have to take it in for regular check ups to ensure there is nothing wrong with it. Plus, make sure that your car has a motorhome seats included for comfortable place to sit.

Make sure it is clean inside and out

This tip may seem like an obvious one, it may also seem unimportant, but it is absolutely vital to keep your car clean on the inside and outside to keep it looking brand new. Make sure that you wash your car with water, some car friendly soap and a sponge, at least once a week. It is better to use a hose rather than a bucket of water, because there is more pressure to the water that way. Water pressure will be helpful in getting out all of the debris that might be stuck to your car. Don’t forget the underside of your car, as small rocks could get stuck underneath and might get sucked into something, causing problems for you and your car. When cleaning the inside of your car, make sure you clear away all the dust, because if you do not, the air you breathe in the car will be full of dust. As long as you clean out the car once a week, your car should be in good condition.