How to Reduce Debt and Clutter by Upcycling and Repurposing

interview by Gary Foreman

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Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of recycling, and many of us do recycle on a daily basis, but have you heard of upcycling? Or repurposing? In this video interview by The Dollar Stretcher editor Gary Foreman, the founder of Cristin Frank explains the difference between upcycling and repurposing and how adopting these practices as part of a frugal lifestyle can help us reduce debt, waste, clutter and stress. She gives some great tips on how to get started upcycling and repurposing, the types of items that lend well to upcycling and repurposing, as well as some project ideas and examples.

Cristin Frank, the original Reduction Rebel, is the founder of, a sustainable lifestyle movement to reduce debt, waste, clutter and stress by being frugal, crafty and eco-friendly. Cristin is also the author of Living Simple, Free & Happy: How to Simplify, Declutter Your Home, and Reduce Stress, Debt & Waste.

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