Our motto around here is "Why buy new when you can make do".
About a week ago, a neighbor of my grandparents was re-landscaping his back yard. (Apparently this is something he does often.) He was going to throw away the deck boards he had taken out, but Grandpa, being a fellow fixer-upper, saved them and gave us a call.
We were able to use those deck boards to make a barn floor in the "storage & work" area of the barn. No more dirt floor! There is even enough leftover to make a small porch/deck off the barn so it looks pretty when people stop by.
Just think where those boards would have ended up if we hadn't brought them home.