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Green living tips and solutions to help save money by reusing items.
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Uses for Old Garden Hose
Reusing Laundry Detergent Bottles
Using Leftover Pieces of Soap
Reusing Plastic Coffee Cans
Uses for Old Tires
Uses for Carpet Padding
Using Leftover Candle Wax
Uses for Plastic Bottle Caps
Uses for Creamer Bottles
Reusing Air Cleaner Filters
Uses for Laundry Detergent Caps
Reusing Plastic Snack Cups
Uses for Old or Unwanted Lipstick
Uses for Coffee Grounds
Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags
Uses for Old Watches
Uses for Old Encyclopedias
Finding Empty Wine Bottles
Uses for Prescription Bottles
Reusing Spice Bottles
Ideas for Using Stand from a Bird Bath
Uses for Mesh Orange Bags
Uses for Empty Tissue Boxes
Reusing Mini Blinds
Crafts Using Oatmeal Containers
Uses for an Old Lava Lamp
Reusing a Salt Spout on a Mason Jar
Uses for Plastic Lids
Uses for Old Silverware
Uses for Old Ironing Boards
Reusing Mesh Produce Bags
Uses for Shower Curtain Rings
Reusing Water Bottles
Reuse Glass Candle Holders As Glasses
Uses for Mio Bottles
Reusing Ziploc Bags
Uses for Pringles Cans
Uses for Old Perfume Bottles
Uses for Zippered Sheet, Blanket and Comforter Bags
Uses for Air Filled Packing Bags
Uses for Parmesan Cheese Containers
Reusing An Eyeglasses Case
Reusing Glass Jars
Uses for a Microwave Glass Plate
Uses for Plastic Baby Food Containers
Reusing Cat Litter Buckets
Recycling a Vinyl Pool
Uses for Empty Tape Rolls and Dispensers
Using Glass Punch Cups
Reusing Pet Food Bags
Updating an Old Lamp
Uses for Healthy Choice Meal Containers
Uses for Old (and Bent) Nails
Uses for a Magazine Rack
Uses for CDs
Uses for an Old Wheelbarrow
Uses for Old Clothing
Uses for Old Mirrors
Uses for Carpet Samples
Uses for Old Lampshades
Uses for Newsprint
Uses for Formula Cans
Uses for Lay's Stax Cans
Uses for Coffee Filters
Uses for Old Bedding
Uses for Old Sheets
Uses for Cigarette Ash
Uses for Milk Jugs
Uses for Old Calendars
Reusing Candle Jars
Reusing Rubber Gloves
Uses for Jar Lids
Uses for Wine Crates
Use for Crystal Light Canisters
Uses for Magnetic Tape
Uses for Non-working Freezers
Uses for Bread Ties
Uses for Plastic Protein Powder Jugs
Donating Wire Hangers
Plastic Bottle Solar Lights
Uses for Laundry Scoops
Making Your Own Envelopes
Uses for Metal Coffee Cans
Other Uses for a Plate Holder
Uses for Styrofoam Coolers
Uses for Old T-Shirts
Reusing Pickle Jars
Reusing Tin Cans
Uses for Old Toilets
Uses for Racks and Bins from Old Refrigerators
Uses for Egg Cartons
Recycling an Old Dresser
Making Yoga Mat Insoles
Uses for Glass Milk Bottles
Uses for Shoe Boxes
Alternatives to Paper Towels
Uses for Old Briefcases
Uses for Plastic Jars
Uses for Old Towels
Battery Basics - Reduce, Recharge and Recycle!
Batteries are used in electronic products we use every day. Being a responsible battery user can help maximize usage, as well as, reduce waste and pollution. This is a guide about battery basics!
Uses for Clothespins
While most of us in the US dry our clothing in clothing dryers, there are still many uses for clothespins around the house. This is a guide about uses for clothespins.
Uses for Yogurt Containers
This is a guide about uses for yogurt containers. The number of empty yogurt containers you put into recycling can really add up, especially if you have children. However, these small handy containers have a myriad of uses other than holding yogurt.
Uses for Shredded Paper
This is a guide about uses for shredded paper. Whether it's from shredding papers or from packaging material in something you received, shredded paper can take up quite a volume of space. There are plenty of other uses for all that paper though.
Uses for Bread Bags
This is a guide about uses for bread bags. So much of our food comes in plastic bags. Reusing them helps cut down on waste in our landfills.
Craft Uses for Wine Corks
This is a guide about craft uses for corks. Once the cork is out of the wine bottle, it's easy to just throw it away. However, they can be used for a myriad of things, craft projects in particular.
Making a Halter Top From a T-shirt
This video shows a simple innovative idea to re-purpose a t-shirts into a cute halter top.
How to Make a Recycled Lid Push-along Toy
Here is an easy craft you can do with your kids, and they can play with it afterward!
How To Recycle Paper
This video about making your own recycled paper is a wonderful DIY project that anyone can do at home.
Reuse Your Old Glass Candle Jars
This video shows you how to clean out your old candle jars so they can be repurposed for storage of things around the home.
This video gives a detailed overview on how to make a neat kaleidoscope from an old CD jewel case.
DIY Recycled Magazine Organizer
This video gives great detailed instructions on how to make stylish and functional magazine organizer.
Uses for Empty Caulk Tubes
This is a guide about uses for empty caulk tubes. These durable cardboard tubes make a great substitute for toilet paper tubes in crafts. Do you have any other uses to share with our users?
Re-label Vitamin Containers
I purchase vitamins in bulk because you save a lot more money and can spilt them among family members or friends (who use the same vitamins). Temporarily I placed my vitamins in a Ziploc. Now, that I have an empty vitamin container - it is extremely simple and easy to re-label any vitamin container or container with adhesive.
Use for Electric Toothbrushes
This is a guide about uses for electric toothbrushes. Even after the brush head is spent and ready to be replaced you can use them for cleaning small areas. An inexpensive brush is a great alternative to a pricey facial scrubber.
Juice Containers to Fill Empty Freezer Space
We drink cranberry juice. To fill in the empty spaces and build up the bottom of our chest freezer, I freeze water in the 64 ounce cranberry juice containers. They lay flat and fit perfectly between the dividers. This helps to keep the freezer full.
Reusing Wine Carafes as Pitchers
Some wine bottles can be reused as juice containers and pitchers. This is a guide about reusing wine carafes as pitchers.
Reusing Spray Bottles
There are many kinds of spray containers that can be repurposed for other liquids and many different uses. This is a guide about reusing spray bottles.
Getting Old Used Tires for Free
Does anyone know where I can get old used free tires, it's for a project I want to do at my school.
Uses for Maxwell House Plastic Containers
I purchase Maxwell House coffee with the handle molded in. What could I do with these?
Ideas for Reusing Old Pewter Goblets
I have an old set of pewter goblets in not-so-good condition. Can anyone think of other uses for them besides the intended use? I'm not opposed to letting them live outside.
Uses for a Broken Crock Pot
The pot is worthless to cook with, but that huge nice pot is too good to trash. What would you do with it? I am not in any way a hoarder, but that pot seems to have life left.
Problems Contacting Freecycle Moderator
With so many ThriftyFun members being Freecycle members as well, I hope someone can answer this question. In the past I have had questions for the local Freecycle moderator, none were answered.
Recycling Old Greeting Cards
Is there a source for recycling used 1958/1959 wedding and shower cards?
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