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Green living tips and solutions to help save money by reusing items.
546 Total Articles
Reuse Glass Candle Holders As Glasses
Uses for Old Tires
Using Leftover Pieces of Soap
Reusing Plastic Coffee Cans
Using Leftover Candle Wax
Uses for Plastic Bottle Caps
Uses for Empty Tissue Boxes
Reusing Laundry Detergent Bottles
Uses for Old Garden Hose
Uses for Old Encyclopedias
Reusing Parts From A "Shake" Flashlight
Uses for Coffee Mugs
Uses for Old Shoes
Reusing Takeout Containers
Uses for Racks and Bins from Old Refrigerators
Other Uses for Business Cards
Uses for Zippered Sheet, Blanket and Comforter Bags
Uses for Old Perfume Bottles
Uses for Old Phone Books
Uses for Carpet Padding
Uses for Old Watches
Ideas for Using Stand from a Bird Bath
Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags
Uses for Milk Jugs
Uses for Coffee Grounds
Uses for Mesh Orange Bags
Uses for Old Cameras
Saving Money on Quilt Batting
Reusing Glass Bottles
Making Jewelry from CDs and DVDs
Uses for Plastic Pop Bottles
Uses for Chunks of Concrete (Urbanite)
Uses for Old or Unwanted Lipstick
Reusing Air Cleaner Filters
Uses for Shredded Paper
Uses for Old Calendars
Reusing Toy Packaging
Using Tablecloths for Fabric
Uses for Old Tablecloths
Plastic Bottle Cap Nozzles
Reusing Cat Litter Buckets
Uses for Tuna Cans
Reusing Pickle Jars
Uses for Old Sheets
Recycling Political Campaign Signs
Uses for an Old Mailbox
Reusing Spice Bottles
Finding Empty Wine Bottles
Uses for Old Briefcases
Reusing Bakery Packaging
Uses for Formula Cans
Reusing Glass Jars
Uses for CDs
Uses for Laundry Scoops
Uses for a Magazine Rack
Uses for Pencil Stubs
Making a Bathtub Water Pond
Uses for Old Pianos
Reusing Terra Cotta Planters
Uses for Laundry Detergent Caps
Uses for Popcorn Tins
Uses for M&M's Plastic Tubes
Reusing Greeting Cards as Postcards
Uses for Old Towels
Finding Used Trophies
Reusing Dryer Sheets
Uses for Prescription Bottles
Repainting Old Metal Signs
Reusing Water Bottles
Reusing Food Packaging
Uses for Old Lampshades
Uses for Bread Bags
Recycled Object To Use As a Soap Holder
Uses for Shower Curtain Rings
Uses for Burner Covers
Reusing Pet Food Bags
Uses for an Old Lava Lamp
Uses for Old Toilets
Reusing An Eyeglasses Case
Uses for Disinfectant Wipe Containers
Repurposing Pillow Shams
Uses for a Dish Drying Rack
Uses for Altoid Candy or Mint Tins
Crafts Using Oatmeal Containers
Uses for Parmesan Cheese Containers
Uses for DVD Media Cases
Reusing Rubber Gloves
Uses for Packing Peanuts
Uses for Old Sweatshirts
Reusing Candle Jars
Uses for Egg Shells
Uses for Old Guitar Strings
Uses for Styrofoam Meat Trays
Uses for Fishing Line
Uses for Old Ironing Boards
Reusing a Salt Spout on a Mason Jar
Stopper for Missing Cap to Kettle
Uses for Healthy Choice Meal Containers
Recycling a Vinyl Pool
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.
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.
Use Rags Instead of Paper Towels
While incredibly handy, paper towels are wasteful. Pretty much every task that a paper towel can be used for, a cloth rag can do the same job without having to be thrown away. This is a guide about use rags instead of paper towels.
Uses for Used Canning Lids
Once used for canning, lids can not be used again, but they have lots of alternative uses. This is a guide about uses for used canning lids.
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!
Making the Most of Your Scented Candles
This video shows you some great ideas about what to do with leftover candle wax.
How To Recycle Paper
This video about making your own recycled paper is a wonderful DIY project that anyone can do at home.
DIY Recycled Magazine Organizer
This video gives great detailed instructions on how to make stylish and functional magazine organizer.
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!
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.
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.
Sample Scrapbook Pages
I take old papers, junk mail, leftover spiral notebook papers, and magazines and use them to create art journals, or writing journals.
Lids, Lids, Glorious Lids!
If your jar is melted or broken, don't recycle that lid. I have found more uses for them than I can remember. Here are just a few.
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.
Alternatives to Paper Towels
Paper towels can be costly and feel wasteful as they can only be used once. Keep the paper out of the landfill by investing in an alternative. This guide contains alternatives to paper towels.
Recycle Pantyhose and Avoid Panty Lines
Even if you get a run, pantyhose and tights can still be used as undergarments. This guide suggests ways to recycle pantyhose and avoid panty lines.
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.
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.
Recycling Old Greeting Cards
Is there a source for recycling used 1958/1959 wedding and shower cards?
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.
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.
Uses for Maxwell House Plastic Containers
I purchase Maxwell House coffee with the handle molded in. What could I do with these?
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