This page contains ideas for living a more simple, frugal, environmentally friendly and enjoyable life.
I am student at Uganda Christian University currently undertaking a bachelors degree in divinity and I am in need of a laptop which will help me to go about with my course work and research work. Even after the courses are complete it will help me to carry on the ministry of God.
The traditional hunter's vests have many pockets. They are so nice to use as it leaves my hands free. I carry these items with me for emergencies: a whistle, cell, pad and pen, eyeglasses, reading glasses, money, medicines, etc. I added a collapsible drink holder which is easily snapped on and removable.
Where do I donate greeting cards?
I want to confirm the use of these for plant plates that catch water and keep the plant from sitting in water.
Yesterday my husband and I got into an argument because my son left the lights on in his room. When I defended my son he then said that "my marriage was in danger". He always threatens me with divorce and end of the marriage. This has been going on for about 8 years now and slowly I don't care anymore.
We take lots of vitamins and minerals and have many nice plastic bottles with screw on caps. Some are dark to preserve the vitamin inside. I recycle them, but there must be some good uses for them. Any ideas?
My wife and I are 72 years old. We live on SS with no other income. Our roof is 31 years old and needs to be replaced. We cannot afford to pay for a new roof because we live month to month with what we both receive from SS to pay for all our bills. Is there somebody that could help us out?
My house has no heat and no insulation under it. It was built in 1983. I am disabled and low income. Is there a program or a government grant I can get for a coal or wood burning stove? LIHEAP is always out of funds in my are. I live in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
I have been with my husband for 19 years. We have two girls. On a daily basis he is fine. He works and pays the bills. I work, as well, although I don't contribute much to bills.
I need a new roof; when it rains it rains inside my home. My son just had a bone marrow transplant and by the grace of God is expecting his first child. We want to feel safe in our home for the new baby and allof us. If some one can suggest where I can find help, I would be grateful.
I assume this is a standard assistance line for everyone in the US, but I've used the 211 line several times to locate services or assistance. They have the hook up on nearly everything. Just dial 211 and they can direct you to what ever assistance you need in your community.
I have a huge collection of fabric and am looking for an organization that could make use of it. I would be willing to drive it to the location if it is not too far.
I am trying to find charities to help me get a bed, freezer, dressing table, and TV unit. I am on benefits and lost my home and everything in it. I just moved to a new property.
I am in one of the institution circle in the country and I have financial problems. I need a laptop to help me study and improve my performance. I would like to be an accountant in the future, but money is my problem.
I am a pre-k teacher in South Dakota, living way below the low income line. My roof is in desperate need of repair. I have water coming in.
I'm a student who needs to get a laptop to finish school and to go to college to get her chef's degree.
I live in Gary, Indiana. I am currently on Social Security disability. I have a 20 year old son who works part-time for a department store. With our income combined, we are told that we make too much for Lake County Assistance.
I have come over time to use more and more the bread bags that come into my home. They are very versatile and very freezer friendly.
I have decided not to buy paper towels anymore. I am using several alternatives. For draining fried foods (bacon, chicken, fries) I use a cloth diaper.
Take the excess clean, whole grocery bags to your local food pantry or farmstand. Please do not take ones that are wet, smelly, or dirty.
I live in Cape Town and I'd like to know where exactly can I take my metal pop tabs for sale?
I'm disabled and have a 7 yr old daughter who doesn't belong to him. I can't afford to move. When we married 4yrs ago we moved into his house. He's very verbally abusive; everything is my fault.
My two girls, boyfriend, and I moved and we don't have any furniture. We sleep on the floor and also eat on the floor. Is there any organization that could help us?
I have a 2yr old, a 3yr old, a 5yr old, and am 5 months pregnant, can't work at the moment. I found bed bugs in my beds and furniture, about a month ago.
I am an unemployed college student at Stone Academy in West Haven. I looking for a laptop because they do not give you one and I am on disability.
I live in the desert. Water is like gold, but is wasted more times than I care to mention. Here's some insight on how I "repurpose" water.
Do you have instructions for making a coffee urn drip catcher out of a 2 liter plastic bottle?
Are there any uses for metal tea candle holders?
Before you toss a nonworking small engine motor or a nonworking small appliance, call your local county extension office. Ask them to check and see if any 4H clubs would like it for their kids who are enrolled in the small engine project.
I have accumulated quite a lot of assorted greeting cards (birthday, get well, etc.) that I can't use, but surely someone can use them. Where can I send them by 3rd of 4th class mail?
Where can I sell Coke tabs in Phalaborwa or Tzaneen in Limpopo?
Many tubs of fish oil capsules or vitamins contain a desiccant pod, to keep the tablets/capsules dry. When you finish the tub, re-use the desiccant pod in your biscuit tin or salt cellar.
Does anyone know a craft using the thin, clear plastic cookie dividers that come with Oreo cookies? I have a bunch of them.
Where in Albuquerque New Mexico can I sell my soda/beer tabs?
I know most yogurt containers are recyclable these days, but I still dislike throwing out things that could be repurposed. I am reusing my empty yogurt containers for starting my spring garden seedlings.
Is there an organization in Dallas that accepts fabric donations? I have a lot of fabric.
I live in Twickenham TW2 7BS, UK. I am looking for a place to donate used greeting cards. Any suggestions?
In our home, we have to cover the air conditioner windows with the shrink wrap for the cold weather. Our windows are an odd size so there are unusual sized pieces of the plastic leftover.
I moved into an apartment. It's low income and I get paid by the state and don't have any money to get furniture. Can anyone tell me who to contact to get help in Polk county Florida?
Does anyone have an idea for recycling old vinyl records, other than send to Op Shop?
If you have internet service anywhere, then you also have phone service. Find the telephone receiver icon on the Gmail email home page. Hit that icon, then dial the number.
Where can I sell can tops in Orlando, Florida beside a recycling center? Do hospitals buy them?
I am kindly writing to ask if there is an organisation that can offer me one for free. It doesn't matter even if it's second hand, but it must be a laptop because I really need one for school. I need it so I can finish MU schooling.
I've gotten thousands of these things in my Christmas deliveries, all strung together in long rows. I line them up, cut off the machine-sealed ends, then fold them and store them in a large ziploc-type bag.
It's my 2nd marriage and I have a 7 year old boy from my previous marriage. I got married in 2010 and I had a daughter and 1 son who is 7 months with my current husband.
I have a big stack of clear plastic dividers used for Oreos. Does anyone know if there is a craft or other use for them? I hated to just stick them in my plastic recycle bin if they can be used again for something.
My mom who is 75 is in need of a new roof. Her ceiling in her bedroom is leaking. I have been looking at different options to getting her roof fixed, but my mom is on a fixed income and not in the best of health.
My granddad was in England in WWII. He had a fling or I have no clue what to call it. He is no longer living, but he told my dad he has kids in England. He never gave their names. The only thing I have to go on is my granddad in the Army.
We have a senior citizen association, but would like to identify ourselves with a new "branding".
We have at least 50 trophies; tennis, baseball, and soccer. Can anyone use them or recycle?
Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do with a ton of wire and plastic hangers. I was planning on donating them, but Goodwill doesn't take them
How can I find free yarn? I am making hats for cancer patients.
When my husband is at his worst, he calls me obscene names, all in front of our daughter. I always remain calm and tell him speaking to me like that is unacceptable.
I have been trying to find a gas range, so I may cut back on my electric. I can't afford the high price to purchase a new stove and the used prices aren't very good either. I am on a limited income from SSI, and bills keep coming.
My sister Sheri lives in Nailsworth Glouster England. Sadly, my sis suffers very badly with huge mental health problems not helped by her lovely cottage falling into disrepair over the years.
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I have been with my husband for 16 years. During this time he has been verbally abusive to me and my daughter. He has also hit me several times, including today. We have custody of my daughter's oldest son and I am afraid he will grow up to be like him because he hears the things he has said to me.
I have been married for 13 years to my husband and he has always been controlling and used to cheat all the time. Somewhere in the middle of him going to prison for 6mos. and trying to raise our kids alone and run his small construction business I got addicted to drugs.
I have several cartons of brand new notecards I received as samples from my factory. They are mostly full boxes, still shrinkwrapped. I would like to see them go to good use. I live in Hingham, Massachusetts on the south shore of Boston. Suggestions?
I am a 15 year old girl from New Hampshire. My great grandmother taught me how to crochet a while ago. I decided to get started on it again and use the skill to give back to others. Since I am 15 I do not have much money, and I haven't been able to find a job, I have very limited supplies.
How can we get help after a house fire that took our place to live, clothes, and a lot of personal items? My main problem is housing and my childrens' items. If you know of someone that can help please let me know. I have contacted our local Red Cross and Salvation Army and they were not much help.
I am a student of Addis Ababa University in my 1st year in the economics department. I haven't got a lap-top and I can't buy on because of a lack of money. Please help me. It is necessary for my subject.
Is there any place in the FK10 area that will recycle old trophies?
Use newspaper to wrap gifts! It's especially nice when you ship to another state and you can read what's going on in that area. It saves money on the fancy wrappings.
I'm in need of a new laptop for high school. I'm home schooled. Where can I find help?
Where can we can sell pops tabs in South Africa? It's been a year that I have been trying to find the place to sell them.
If you are like me, you like to find a use for everything, rather than throw it away. At a minimum, you will settle for putting it with the recycling, or donating it, as long as, it does not go to waste.
I need help with my mom's house, it falling apart. She can't afford to have it fixed. She lets me and my kids stay here and I want to give her something back that she always wanted, her dream house.
My husband is verbally abusive to me and is now starting to be to so with my year old son as well. He is 15 years older than me and we began dating when I was 18.
I have a box of old award plaques. I wondered if Special Olympics or some place would like them to recycle them and use again?
I have lots of old eyeglass holders, which open and close. I used the old eyeglass holder to hold bandages and a tube of triple antibiotic. It takes up very little space and is always handy.
I am a local business owner and have a small amount to give to charity, within the next few weeks. I am newly located here in Knox, Indiana and would like to help in the community.
I have a lot of 2 litre Coca Cola product bottles in my house. I am not knowing what to do. Is there any place out there for me to go sell them in Gauteng area?