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I have a elderly neighbor, a widow, whose house and yard are in a lot of need. I do what I can for her, but I can't roof or saw down trees. I was just taking a chance, to see if she can get help.
I keep a laundry basket in the back of my car. I put my newspaper and plastic bags in the laundry basket. Once a week, I stop at a local resale shop that is run by a charity. They need the paper to wrap glass items and the bags for customer's items.
Every week, people usually spend $3 on eggs. Now that may not sound like much but it adds up! So, my family and I have decided that we are going to get chickens. Chicken feed costs $15 for a fifty pound bag.
I use old T-shirts and sweatshirts to make replacement pads for my Swiffer Sweeper. I just cut rectangles large enough to fit around the Sweeper. Make sure you have enough left to poke into the holes that hold it in place. I use the rest of the shirts, sleeves and all, as dust rags. They can be washed or discarded.
I have lots of cats and am looking for empty plastic cat litter buckets. I need the kind that holds 30 to 40 pounds to reuse with cat litter that comes in a cardboard box.
Where in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area can I donate these? I have bowling bowls and trophies.
When I can no longer get any more toothpaste out of the tube, I cut the tube into 2-3 inch sections and store them in a baggie. When I need toothpaste, I wet the brush and swipe some toothpaste from the cut sections.
How can a homeless student can get a free laptop? My names is Christopher and I am a homeless student and I need a laptop for my college studies. The library is not always open.
We are having a quarter auction and need suggestions on what to use as numbered chips to draw the winning number. I know you can use ping pong balls, but looking for something a little less expensive.
My formerly active friend suffered a stroke and is now paralyzed on one side, and bedridden in a nursing home. Her dominant hand is unaffected, the other one has very little strength or movement.
I would like ideas for reusing for square food containers, other than food. I recently bought 8, one-half cup containers with lids from Rubbermaid. They are squares and they are way too small for food use, in my opinion.
To waterproof address labels, just rub a candle over the text. You will also save on sellotape.
My husband of 25 years died recently, and I want to have a memorial for him. He had an avid interest in food. I thought a good way to celebrate his life would be to share a meal with family and friends.
I have quite a few of old sports trophies that I would like to recycle. I live in Alabama is there a location near me or even around Atlanta Georgia that I might be able to take them?
I have a friend whose house needs complete remodeling, roof, plumbing, dry wall, etc. I feel that her home is not a safe place. She is on disability and she is not physically or financially capable of doing any of the work. She has no family to call on.
We have lots of cable wires etc. from different equipment that is no good. Where could you sell these wires and cords?
I fold the 8x11 paper into thirds the long way. I then separate the paper into three pieces, cutting on the fold lines. Fold the pieces in half and cut them again.
I live in Queens new York, and have many golf trophies of my husband who has since passed. Where can I donate or dispose of these trophies?
If the plastic wading pool is in good condition, take it to your local animal shelter. They use them to cool off dogs and give them a little recreation and a break from their cage.
Can you give me a site to ask about DIY instructions for making an old dishwasher into a solar oven?
How do I cut a liter bottle so it will hang off a spigot on a large McDonald's cooler for orange drink?
Wear a wet piece of cloth under your bike helmet and a wet bandanna around your neck. I had doubts about biking when it was too warm, but these two pieces helped.
Where in Toledo, Ohio can I recycle prescription bottles for missions?
After the 4th of July celebrations, we had some of those light up necklaces that light for a few hours and then expire. The next day, we used them to make a ring toss game using a small orange cone that we had in the garage.
I had some house plants I had to get rid off so I took pictures of them to the local florist. They took some of the plants and gave me fresh cut flowers in exchange.
I am trying to find out where I can find free yarn to create items to raise money at an auction for Cystic Fiberosis. I am doing this in honor of my niece who has CF and I want to help with her medical costs and others who are going through the same things as she is.
I have cotton, flannel, and fashion fabrics, some remnants and some yardage. I am in Orange County, California and want to know where to donate this fabric.
I have old swim trophies at the pool I work at and we would like to donate them. Where can we do that at?
Last winter we had a tenant in our hedgehog home. Are we responsible to clean out the house or will the tenant do it?
I want to make a large picture out of my son's clothing for our home and for his daughter who is now 8 years old. He was a police officer. I need some ideas on how to arrange a picture out of his clothes to be framed.
I have a lot of blankets and comforters and am trying to find something to do with them that maybe my granddaughter can help with. She's 4, and very quick to learn. Any ideas would be great.
My 21 year old daughter has a 11 month old baby. She is unmarried, but lives with the baby's dad. They live together in an apartment that is paid for by the dad's employer. She is a full time student except for in the summer.
Where can I donate or recycle my old sports trophies (swimming, basketball, softball, field hockey, etc.)? I live in northwestern Connecticut.
We recently got some new neighbors who do not speak any English and I do not speak Spanish. I wanted to explain to them that during the summer after a heavy rain there have been sightings of copperhead snakes and that their backyard always floods out.
I am a disabled grandma with a disabled 19 year old. I am low income, on disability and working. I need help to fix water pump or well? The water pumps then stops.
I had my husband drill several small holes in the lid. Then I stuffed cotton balls inside and poured scented oils in it. It doesn't leak. I put them in my vehicle to make it smell good.
I lost my apartment due to a fire. The Red Cross did pay for a hotel for three days. I'm still without a place to go and feeling lost by the system.
Where do I take these trophies to without having the expense of shipping them?
Where can I find a place to sell pop tabs in Johannesburg, South Africa?
What kind of snake is green, gray, and black striped? It was found in the AC unit by the inspector.
Please don't take free items just because you are too cheap. As a result, items that had been free we now have to pay for. Here are just a few examples.
I bought a 'back scratcher' at the Dollar Store and use it to access things that I can't reach, whether they are on a high shelf or under the sink. The back scratcher has a curved end and that really makes it easy to pull an item to the edge of the shelf.
I am a volunteer reader for a radio reading service for the blind. The service provides free of charge radios, which only receive the service broadcasts of the local newspapers, best selling books, magazines and even the Sunday comics and the grocery ads. Broadcasts are 24/7.
I know in Virginia, we have an awesome program called Hands On Greater Richmond. It is a volunteer database full of opportunities for kids and adults to give their time, learn something new, meet new people and to earn volunteer credit hours towards their graduation goals!
Any tips on what a metal dish drain can be used for, say in the yard or garage?
I want to send some presents for the project shoebox4Syria so I will need a good amount of boxes. Any idea where can I get these boxes from?
Does anyone have any ideas of what to do with emptied plastic kitty litter containers?
I am a missionary, for an organization called Dirty Vagabond Ministries. I work in North Carolina with high school aged kids who live in the poorest areas of the city. Several of the girls I work with have expressed an interest in wanting to learn how to knit and crochet.
Does anyone recycle prescription bottles and how do you do it?
I am a student; I need to finish Thsylm. Where can I find an organization that provides a laptop to students?
Where can I sell pop tabs in Limpopo? How much can I get for almost eight liters?