Tag Archives: reuse
We’ve had many readers suggest new ways to make the most of magazine inserts that waft perfumes. This one from Barbara O’Leary of Tucson shows that the samples should not be reserved for your pulse points. “Use the perfume sample … Continue reading
Thanks goes out to Jo Ann Sichi of Mebane, N.C., who shares this friendly tip for removing that crusty ketchup that somehow always lands on our hot dogs and hamburgers. “My best friend gave me the greatest hint,” she writes. … Continue reading
Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of seeing lotion left in a bottle but not being able to reach it? When you have squeezed all you can out of your tube of moisturizer or hand cream, cut the tube in half, … Continue reading
This week’s reader tip is from Ruthie Harrell of Dickson, Tenn. Her method of “recycling” junk mail may come in handy. “Since we pay most of our bills via Internet, we save the envelopes the company sends to use for … Continue reading
Susanna Chilelli of Wantagh, N.Y., cleverly reuses the magnets that come in shower curtains. When the shower curtain is old and ready to be replaced, she takes out the magnets and “I usually glue them to the back of things … Continue reading
Tracey Tyrrell of Wauconda, Ill., has a green tip for you: She uses the water collected in her dehumidifier to water plants or puts it into her washing machine so it uses less water when it fills.
Janie Barcus of Parsons, KS., saves money on trash bags by reusing the plastic bags from the dry cleaners. She just ties a knot in the end where the hanger goes through, then uses the bag as a trash can … Continue reading