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Tipsy Flower Pot Stand
To make a tipsy flower pot stand, get at least 76 inches of rebar and pound 1 foot of it into ground. Place a 12 inch pot over/down rebar through the pot drain hole and fill with dirt so that your second pot will rest on top of dirt.
Removing Adhesive Labels from Glass Jars
I paint glass jars and find at times the labels are nearly impossible to remove without using chemicals. I found a much easier way and it's far less frustrating.
Use Dish Soap on Outside Of Campfire Pans
When camping and cooking over the campfire, rub liquid dish soap on the outside of the pans. During cleanup, the soot from the fire will wipe right off and not ruin your pans.
Clothing Exchange Parties
Here is a great way to help each other out with clothing, works for adult clothes too. Get your neighborhood, church or whatever together for a clothing exchange.
Save on Remodeling With a Commercial Account
Many people do not realize, if your doing a major home remodel/project you can go the commercial desk at Lowes or Home Depot and set up an account as if you were your own commercial contractor.
Saving on Vacation Rentals
Often if you are renting a beach cottage or the sort, the longer you rent, it the higher the savings. If you know someone that takes vacation near the same time you do. You can split.
Neighborhood Barter Bulletin Board
Do you live in an apartment complex or close knit neighborhood? Start a barter bulletin board in a clubhouse or pass flyers or newsletter in the neighborhood. Times are hard and someone might have something you need in exchange for something they need.
Retire the Sugar Bowl to Cut Sugar Usage
To reduce sugar consumption in your family, simply do not leave a sugar bowl on the table or counter. Keep the sugar in it's canister.
Share Summer Childcare With Stay at Home Parents
School is almost out. It's great for about a week or so then your down to keeping your kids busy and out of your hair! If your a stay home parent, it can drive you crazy.
Make Coupons for Frugal Gift Giving
This is a great gifting giving tip for those on a budget who cannot afford to give a gift, or for those wanting to give to someone who may not want to accept a gift.
Split Easter Basket Purchases Between Families
When creating your Easter Baskets, get together with friends/neighbors or relatives who have children in the same age range and share multi packages of trinkets/toys or candies. Then your baskets will have more variety and save you a lot of $$$.
Preserving Game Boards and Pieces
When my family purchases new games with game boards, before they play the first game, I use wide, clear packing tape and reinforce corners of both the bottom and top of the game box, and any inserts inside the box.
Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off it. That's how the primates do it.
Onion Cheeseburger Tip
Cheeseburger and onion lovers: If you are tired of your onions falling in your lap, this is how you hold them down. Place a piece of cheese on the hamburger, then onions, then another piece of cheese and let it melt.
Use for Empty Seed Packets
Cut the pretty pictures from packets or greeting cards, punch a hole and use a ribbon to hang and they make beautiful gift tags.
Make a Mobile Out Of Kids Meal Toys
Do you end up with several of those cute little stuffed toys from the fast food restaurants? Take a plastic hanger, have your child wrap it in pretty ribbon or whatever pleases them and then take the little stuffed toys, hang and make a mobile with them.
Melt Soap Pieces Into New Soap
Don't throw away bar soap that dissolves into those little irritating pieces. Save them and add water, then slowly melt them down on the stove and use as liquid soap.
Shredded Paper Instead Of Packing Peanuts
To prevent the use of styrofoam peanuts (don't you hate those things flying around when you open a box), I use the paper in my shredder. I place it in a Walmart/plastic bag and use as packing material.
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