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ThriftyFun News May 11, 2004Online version of the ThriftyFun News May 11, 2004.
Make a Rag Holder out of an Old T-ShirtYou can make a wonderful rag holder out of an old t-shirt. Find a large or x-large t-shirt that you are no longer using. Put the t-shirt on a sturdy hanger, then tie off or sew the bottom of the t-shirt.
Thread Spools and BobbinsSomething I have started to do is keep my bobbin and matching thread spools together for easier access.
"Old-Fashioned" Homemade Bread in a Bread MachineThis tip includes a recipe. The tip is for using a bread machine, but still having that "Old-Fashioned" Homemade loaf of bread.
Inexpensive Rinse AgentDon't waste money on expensive rinse agents for the dishwasher. Just fill the reservoir with plain old vinegar for spot-free dishes!
Homemade Marble Stain RemoverThis will work on many stains.
Markdown BinsFor years I have sought out the markdown bins at grocery and retails stores. Many times I can get an item at half off or more just because the box or can is crushed or one item is missing from a package.
My Organization Plan: Office, Kitchen and GarageThe annoying thing about clutter is it becomes really tough to find things you need when you need them. That said, you don't need every surface to be barren of objects to be truly organized.
Mother's Wedding PresentWhen my mother and father were married, a dear family friend embroidered them a very nice table cloth. On each corner it lists their names, marriage date, place of marriage and the pastor that married them. There is a decoration in the center, but I can't recall if it is wedding bands, doves or what.
Septic and Well Pipe CoversWe recently moved the ugly "wishing well" that sat over the normal ugly well pipe that sticks out of the ground. We are looking for new and different ideas to cover this up.