Category Archives: reuse
Elisa Gustafson of Denver, Colo. has a clever idea! Add a teaspoon of water on the bottom of your glass candle holder. The water will help dissipate the heat and when the candle burns down it will come right out!
“Periodically, I pour white vinegar into my electric teakettle to dissolve mineral deposits left behind from water,” says Marsha FitzGerald of Bridgewater, Va., “then I pour the white vinegar from the teakettle onto weeds in the flower garden out my … Continue reading
Janet Nelson, 83, of North Fort Myers, Fla. has been using this customizing idea for at least 50 years. When lining cabinet drawers anywhere in your home, buy the largest plastic tablecloth backed by flannel and cut them to size … Continue reading
No need to waste water with this tip from Tracey Tyrrell of Wauconda, Ill. I use the water that collects in my dehumidifier to water plants or put it into my washing machine so that it uses less water when … Continue reading
Lori Virgadamo of Middletown, R.I. has an awesome tip for being clean and green! When cleaning windows, (especially car windows) try using your old newspapers, instead of paper towels, along with Windex. Not only will it work faster, the newspapers … Continue reading
The amount of trash generated per person in the U.S. per year is staggering, and just in time for Earth Day, we’ve got a video from KXTV in Sacramento, CA, showing ways you can make more eco-friendly decisions.
Just in time for Earth Day, the April 15-17 issue of USA WEEKEND has some great suggestions for toys that are eco- and wallet- friendly.
Shop at stores that give you credit on your bill for using your own shopping bags. The savings can add up to a free item! Another smart idea from Julie Buckley of Eldora, IA.
Emily Chapin of Lebanon, NH, has a unique idea. Recycle your liner bags from boxed cereal. Rather than buying waxed paper or sandwich bags, we pack our sandwiches for work in recycled cereal bags. When asked to bake cookies for … Continue reading
Sharon Knox of Denver, CO, is a step ahead with this idea. You know how 2 year olds get into everything! My grandson is no exception. I have one room off limits containing many untouchables. The door is often left … Continue reading
Wipe the blinds with a dryer sheet to prevent dust from resettling. That’s this week’s winning tip from Beth Anne Davis in Pittsburgh, a member of the LiveSmart Society on Whrrl. You can submit your tips when you check in … Continue reading
I use the dryer sheets after they have been first used in the dryer to do a quick dusting of furniture, TV and computer screens. It’s easy, efficient and a green (money saving) idea. A great idea from Pearle Lacher of … Continue reading
I use clear plastic egg containers to sort just about everything from paper clips to earrings to beads. I am a beader and when I bring my latest beads home from the store, I immediately take them off the strands … Continue reading