Here at Inhabitat we hate the word ‘waste’, so we get really excited when we discover products that can do double (or even triple) duty beyond their intended use. This month, some of our Inhabitat team shared their stories of finding surprising returns in mundane objects on the HP Reimagine ROI website (disclosure: HP is an Inhabitat advertiser); marketing guru Kevin shared how his wireless modem landed him a date, Ecouterre editor Jasmin talked about how ice cube trays were the perfect way to save leftovers, Inhabitat editor Yuka shared how to turn a Fedex bubble envelope into a crafty laptop case, and our very own Editor-in-Chief Jill shared her story on how she made new friends with her solar-powered backpack. But what we really want to know is: do you have a story of inspired creative reuse like this? Share it with us and you could win an all-expenses-paid trip in scenic Napa Valley, California!

Submissions will be accepted up until October 31st, and the best stories of surprising ROI discoveries will be featured on the HP website for all to share. HP is also giving a bounty of goodies to their favorite entrants; including sweet new HP Probooks, smart phones, and the grand prize: an amazing trip for six to Northern California’s Napa Wine Valley, where one can breathe in the fresh air, unwind and reboot.


Disclosure: HP is an Inhabitat advertiser, and this post is sponsored by HP