August 23, 2004

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Recycle Sheets and ClothingUse all materials from sheets to clothes to recycle into smaller items. Buttons and zippers can be reused. When they are worn out, use the fabric for cleaning rags. By Bev Sobkowich

 

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One Woman's Trash is Another Woman's TreasureCouncil Clean Up in our area is fantastic for the thrifty at heart. My best friend and I travel around collecting furniture, books, pots and even the occasional antique.

 

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Organizing Under the SinkAn ordinary sink has what I call a "hell hole" under it. Sure, you can buy expensive organizers, but when money is tight, consider these means of organizing things.

 

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Lots of Carrots, Help! Looking for Ideas.I have been given tons of carrots, besides the usual stews, snacks, pattties, cakes, loafs and cookies, broth, etc., I'd like to know if you can freeze them? Anyone know or have other ideas on this nice lot of carrots?

 

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Make Napkins Out of an Old TableclothDo you have a tablecloth that is either stained, has a worn spot or a torn spot on it? Well, make several napkins out of it. Just stitch the 4 sides over. Or you could make a smaller tablecloth out of the larger one.

 

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Grocery Shopping List TipsEveryone probably knows that it is helpful to put a shopping list on fridge so that you can make note of what you have run out of. Another good idea is to put a list on the inside of your cupboard or panty where you store dry goods.

 

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Quick and Simple Fresh Tomato SalsaIf you have an abundance of tomatoes from your garden as I do right now, here is a quick simple fresh tomato salsa. There are no precise measurements of ingredients here.

 

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Testing Egg FreshnessIf you want to know if an egg is still fresh, put it in a bowl of salt water. If the egg floats or sits with the big end up, the egg is no good.

 

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Centerpiece with a Carpentry Theme?Hi Everyone, I need some ideas on making a centerpiece for a table. The theme I need to use is one with carpentry tools. Does anyone have any ideas. This is a table for a construction company, that is hosting a table at a local event. The event will be held at night and outdoors under a tent. Thanks. Candy

 

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Help Cleaning Soap Scum out of Washing Machine?I have a fairly new washing machine. The white plastic agitator and fabric softener dispenser are getting caked with soap scum. HELP! How can I get this goop off? Sue A

 

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