Uses for Old Garden HoseBefore throwing away a leaky water hose, there are a number of ways it can be reused. This is a page about uses for old garden hose.
Locating Free Tires?Save old tires from the landfill by putting them to a variety of uses around the home and yard. This is a page about locating free tires.
Fawn (Baby Deer) Information and PhotosThis is a page about fawn (baby deer) information and photos. Beautiful baby deer known as fawns are an amazing site to behold. Their distinctive spots help to camouflage these young deer until they are more able to fend for themselves.
Uses for Plastic Bottle CapsWater and soda bottle caps can be difficult, if not impossible to recycle. Finding other uses for plastic bottle caps helps prevent them from ending up in the landfill. This is a page about uses for plastic pop bottle caps.
Ideas for Using Stand from a Bird Bath?The neighbor's cat knocked the bowl off of my bird bath and broke it in two. Any ideas for the stand that is left?
Disposing of Lamp Oil Properly?The type of oil used in your lamp and the local recycling and waste regulations will help determine the best way to dispose of the oil. This is a page about disposing of lamp oil properly.
Polyphemus Moth Information and PhotosThis is a page about polyphemus moth information and photos. This large moth is found throughout the United States, southern Canada, and down into Mexico.
Caring for a Rescued Baby MoleDepending on the age of the baby there are some common steps you can follow to care for the baby mole. You want to keep it warm and fed. This is a page about caring for a rescued baby mole.
Abandoned Duck Nest?Sometimes you may find what appears to be an abandoned duck nest. This is a page about an abandoned duck nest.
Reusing Laundry Detergent BottlesBefore throwing that sturdy detergent bottle into the trash, you can consider ways to use it for something else. This page is about reusing laundry detergent bottles.
Keeping a Clothes Line from Sagging?A sagging clothes line can be fixed in a couple of easy ways. You can either tighten the line or use a clothes line pole or prop to push the line back up. This is a page about keeping a clothes line from sagging.
Toilet Paper Tube Seedling PotsA great way to recycle toilet paper tubes is to use them as containers to start vegetable and flower seeds for garden plants. This is a page about toilet paper tube seedling pots.
Recycling Prescription BottlesIf you or a family member takes medication on a regular basis, empty prescription bottles can add up quickly. Make sure they don't end up in the landfill by recycling the bottles. This is a page about recycling prescription bottles.
Reusing Plastic Coffee CansGround coffee can now be found in reusable plastic containers with a tight fitting lid and handle. They are perfect for storage and crafts. This is a page about reusing plastic coffee cans.
Microwave Glass Tray as DIY Lazy SusanRepurpose the plate and revolving stand from a non-working microwave to make a lazy Susan for condiments, or other things. This is a page about using a microwave glass tray as DIY lazy Susan.
Identifying Black SnakesThis is a page about identifying black snakes. Identifying a snake you have seen in your backyard or out hiking can be difficult.
Reusing Cleaner Spray BottlesCleaner spray bottles may be reused if they can be thoroughly cleaned and are appropriate for the new liquid you use them for. This is a page about reusing cleaner spray bottles.
Uses for Plastic Protein Powder Jugs?These large plastic containers can be repurposed in a wide variety of creative ways. This is a page about uses for plastic protein powder jugs.
Using Leftover Pieces of SoapThis page is about using leftover pieces of soap. Before you throw away those soap bar slivers, consider ways that they can be used up.
Uses for Old EncyclopediasOutdated encyclopedias are not necessarily worthless, get creative and repurpose or craft something using these sturdy books. This page contains uses for old encyclopedias.
Uses for Silica PacketsThis is a page about uses for silica packets. Rather than throw out those little silica packets that you get in such things as vitamin bottles and and new shoes, reuse them.
Moving Duck EggsWhether they are your pets or just a nest of eggs that need to be moved, moving duck eggs can be a tricky endeavor, but it can be done. This page is about moving duck eggs.
Uses for Carpet Padding?This is a page about uses for carpet padding. When you pull up your carpet or install new, you may have leftover padding.
Reusing a Mattress Pad?I use mattress pads that are no longer usable for beds to make baby changing pads, bibs, stroller blankets, etc. There are many other uses, I am sure, but I sew for our less fortunate and young girls that have had babies.
Uses for Cigarette Ash?This is a page about uses for cigarette ash. Ash from cigarettes can be used for some cleaning jobs, as well as other household tasks.
Reusing Air Cleaner FiltersThis is a page about reusing air cleaner filters. Replacing air cleaner filters can get quite expensive or difficult if you have an older model.
Loon Information and PhotosThis is a page about loon information and photos. The subject of many Native American legends, the loon is a migratory bird that breeds in forested lakes and large ponds in northern North America and parts of Greenland and Iceland.
Caring for a Rescued Chipmunk?This is a page about caring for a rescued chipmunk. Sometimes our pets bring us gifts of small wildlife, such as chipmunks. If you receive such a gift or find an injured or seemingly orphaned one you will want to care for it until it is well or taken to a rescue.
Uses for a Dish Drying RackThis is a page about uses for a dish drying rack. Even if you don't hand wash your dishes, there are other uses you can put a dish drying rack to.
Selling Pop TabsThis is a page about selling pop tabs. Aluminum pop tabs may have some monetary value if you find a crafter or recycling center that will buy them.
Reusing Glade Gel Air Freshener Containers?I was given a bunch of these Glade air fresheners as someone didn't like the smell. Normally I would buy more eco friendly air fresheners or make my own.
Use Drawer and Shelf Liner to Open JarsNon slip liners for shelves and drawers can be used to help open tough lids on jars. It's a great way to repurpose the last of the roll.
Removing Prescription Bottle LabelsPrescription bottles are handy to use for storing small items but it is desirable to remove the labels first. This is a page about removing prescription bottle labels.
Uses for Creamer BottlesPlastic creamer bottles can be reused, for things like crafts, organizing, and storage. This is a page about uses for creamer bottles.
Uses for CDsThis is a page about uses for CDs. Rather than discarding old unwanted CDs put them a new and creative use.
Crafts Using Bed SheetsThis page is about crafts using bed sheets. There are ways to reuse these linens once they are not used for bedding.
Current Price for Recycling Can Tabs?Unless you have thousands of them, can tabs have very little value. If you have enough tabs they can be sold by weight for their value as aluminum. This is a page about price for recycling can tabs.
Air Dry Dishes in Your DishwasherYou can save energy by skipping the drying cycle on your dishwasher and allowing the dishes to air dry. The dishwasher can also be used as a drying rack for those dishes that require hand washing. This is a page about air drying dishes in your dishwasher.
Uses for Old SweatshirtsThis page contains uses for old sweatshirts. A sturdy cotton fabric that can be fashioned into other things.
Birds Prefer Dry Cat Food to Seed?I am an animal lover, all animals. I put bowls of dry cat food on our porches for strays. Although I feed the birds at several different feeders, the birds are always eating the cat food. This results in droppings on our porches and railings.
Uses for Empty Tissue BoxesThis page is about uses for empty tissue boxes. Before discarding that kleenex box you may want to consider some of these ideas.
Uses for Plastic Newspaper BagsThis is a page about uses for plastic newspaper bags. Rather than toss the plastic bag your newspaper is delivered in, reuse it.
Recycling Used Cat Litter?While there are widely differing opinions regarding the recycling of used cat litter, some pet owners have found some acceptable methods. This is a page about recycling used cat litter.
Reusing Mesh Produce BagsThis is a page about reusing mesh produce bags. Help the environment and save money by reusing your mesh produce bags.
Drinking Tap Water Instead of Bottled...This is a page about drinking tap water instead of bottled water. Bottled water can be very expensive to buy and is sometimes no better than the water coming out of your faucet.
Reusing Spice BottlesThis page is about reusing spice bottles. The small jars that spices are sold in can be repurposed for a variety of things.
Uses for Toilet Paper TubesThis is a page about uses for toilet paper tubes. In addition to many craft projects there are other opportunities where you can reuse toilet paper tubes.
Finding Used Trophies?Recycled trophies of all types can be reused by organizations and artists. This is a page about finding used trophies.
Making Replacement Pads for a SwifferThis is a page about making replacement pads for a Swiffer. You can make these pads; even wash and reuse them to save you money on buying the disposable ones.
Uses for Old TableclothsThis page is about uses for old tablecloths. Table coverings can be reused for crafts and other things.
Redheaded Lizards (Broad-Headed Skinks) Information and PhotosThese arboreal lizards are found in the southeastern United States. The red or orange color is exhibited by the males during mating season. This is a page about Plestiodon laticeps, commonly known as redheaded lizards (broad-headed skinks).
Uses for Old Bed SpringsThe avid recycler tries to find a use for just about everything, including bed springs. This is a page about uses for old bed springs.
Reusing Cat Litter BucketsIf you buy cat litter in the large plastic buckets, there are a lot of ways to reuse the empty buckets. This is a page about reusing cat litter buckets.
Donating Wire HangersThis is a page about donating wire hangers. Clothes taken to the cleaners are returned on wire hangers. If you have a stash of them that you can't find a use for consider donating them.
Reusing An Eyeglasses CaseThis is a page about reusing an eyeglasses case. Eyeglasses cases can find a second life by using them in creative new ways.
Can I Reuse Cat Litter Containers for Food Storage?When the large hard plastic container of Tidy Cat litter is empty, is it safe to place food or water for humans in it?
Uses for Plastic Clothing Hangers?Does anybody have any ideas for broken plastic hangers?
Uses for an Old Lava Lamp?These colored liquid and wax lamps may be reused for other things. This page is about uses for an old lava lamp.
Reusing a Salt Spout on a Mason JarThis is a page about reusing a salt container spout. The small metal spout on the top of your salt box can be reused with other containers for convenient pouring.
Uses for Used Up Ink PensThis is a page about uses for used up ink pens. You might be surprised by the number of ways you can reuse ink pens.
Homemade Sanitary PadsUsing reusable cloth menstrual pads instead of disposable ones is better for the environment and your pocketbook. This is a page about homemade sanitary pads.
Reusing Pet Food BagsThis is a page about reusing pet food bags.Pet food bags can be reused in a variety of ways including crafts.
Uses for CD Jewel CasesThis is a page about uses for CD jewel cases. Many of us end up with a lot of empty CD cases. There are many craft and recycling options for these slim plastic cases.
What Do Moles Eat?Some homeowners may wonder what those little moles that are burrowing through their yard are eating down in their dark tunnels. This is a page about "What do moles eat?".
Finding Empty Wine Bottles?Wine bottles have been used in crafts and other projects for years. Finding a source for the empty bottles can be a bit of a challenge at times. This is a page about finding empty wine bottles.
Disposing of Light BulbsUnlike old incandescent light bulbs, newer CFL or LED lights should be recycled instead of being added to the landfill. CFL bulbs contain mercury, which can be hazardous to your health. This is a page about disposing of light bulbs.
Saving Money on Quilt BattingThis page is about saving money on quilt batting. New batting for your quilting project can be expensive.
Uses for a Microwave Glass PlateThis is a page about uses for a microwave glass plate. Don't throw the glass plate from your microwave away when you discard the oven.
Uses for Formula CansThis page is about uses for formula cans. Reusing these baby food containers can be helpful for a variety of crafts and things.
Uses for Zippered Sheet, Blanket and Comforter BagsThis page is about uses for zippered sheet, blanket and comforter bags. There are many ways to reuse these clear bags for storage.
Using Bed Sheets as TableclothsBed sheets can be repurposed into a multitude of things, even tablecloths. This is a page about using bed sheets as tablecloths.
Unsubscribing from Freecycle?This is a page about unsubscribing from Freecycle. Freecycle is a great way to get rid of things or get them for free.
Uses for Laundry Detergent CapsThis is a page about uses for laundry detergent caps. When you finish a bottle of laundry detergent, consider saving the cap. Those durable plastic caps can be put to use in many different ways.
Ideas for Recycling an Old Piano?Old pianos can often be found for cheap or free. Then the fun begins as you repurpose it into something uniquely yours. This page explores ideas for recycling anw old piano.
Other Uses for Pot Holder Loom?This page is about other uses for pot holder loom. This frame may have other uses besides weaving pot holders.
Duck Laying Eggs in Pet Water Dish?A male and a female duck have been coming to my yard every day. The female started laying eggs about 2 weeks ago. She has laid 4 eggs so far. She started laying her eggs in a large bowl of water that I keep outside for my dog. The eggs are soft, not hard like I would expect them to be.
Reusing EnvelopesThis is a page about reusing envelopes. We often have a stack of envelopes from bills and advertising; reuse them rather than discarding.
Repurposing an Old Basketball Goal Post With No Backboard?This is going to sound like an odd question, but hoping some one might have some ideas. We have an old in ground basketball goal. The backboard gave out months ago and now I am stuck with a metal pole sticking out of the ground.
Reusing Dryer SheetsThis is a page about reusing dryer sheets. Why throw out your fabric softener sheets after they are done softening your clothes. You reuse them in various ways, such as cleaning or crafts or even put them back in the dryer.
Reducing Your Freezer's Energy ConsumptionThis is a page about reducing your freezer's energy consumption. Your freezer is a heavy energy consumer. The good news is that there are several ways to reduce its energy consumption.
Uses for Fishing LineThis page contains uses for fishing line. A sturdy plastic string that can be helpful for a variety of things.
Ideas for Repurposing BlanketsThis is a page about ideas for repurposing or reusing blankets and comforters. Many types of outdated or worn linens can be repurposed or reused for crafts and other household needs.
Outdoor Ashtray From Popcorn TinNeed to keep those butts contained? Having a gathering of people and some are smokers? Be sure to have a "Butt and Ash Keeper" to keep the area clean. No more cigarette butts thrown on the ground.
Uses for Coffee GroundsThis page contains recycling used coffee grounds. Used coffee grounds have a number of uses around the house.
Recycling Your Old Cell Phones And ComputersThis is a page about recycling your old cell phones and computers. Electronics are made of valuable resources. Recycling old cell phones and computers helps prevent pollution and saves energy.
Using Leftover Candle WaxMelted wax from the very end of candles can be repurposed in many ways. Find ways to use your leftover candle wax or share your own ideas here.
Uses for Old OverallsThis is a page about uses for old overalls. Even after the knees and other areas on your overalls are well worn, there may still be ways to utilize them in crafts and other projects.
Uses for Lay's Stax CansThis is a page about uses for Lay's Stax cans. Plastic Lay's Stax cans can be reused or recycled in several ways, rather than being added to the landfill.
Uses for Plastic JarsThis is a page about uses for plastic jars. So much of our food comes packaged in plastic jars. Rather than tossing them into the trash or even the recycle bin, consider reusing them.
Using a Birdbath as a PlanterA birdbath can be repurposed as a decorative garden planter. This page is about using a birdbath as a planter.
Uses for Contact Lens CasesThis is a page about uses for contact lens cases. If you have contact lenses, you probably have several extra cases around. Don't just throw them out, find a creative way to reuse them.
Craft Uses For Metal Bottle CapsThis page is about craft uses for metal bottle caps. Instead of throwing these caps in the trash, there may be a way you can use them for a project.
Uses for Laundry ScoopsThis page is about uses for laundry scoops. With a new scoop in every bucket or box of detergent, you can end up with extras that can be helpful for many other things.
Uses for Shoulder PadsThis page is about uses for shoulder pads. Shoulder pads go in and out of style, but your garment is often still wearable.
Uses for Racks and Bins from Old RefrigeratorsThis page is about uses for racks and bins from old refrigerators. Once a refrigerator is no longer worth repairing, you may be able to use the shelves and drawers for other things around your home.
Put Jar of Water in Toilet TankTo use less water and save money, I fill a empty, clean mayonnaise or pickle jar with water and leave the lid off the jar. I then flush the toilet and put the jar of water in the tank as it is refilling.
Uses for Old SheetsThis is a page about uses for old sheets. Clean out your linen closet and put those old, worn, or stained sheets to a new use.
Uses for Film CanistersThis is a page about uses for film canisters. Even in the age of digital cameras, some of us still use film or have old canisters lying about.
Uses for Non-working Freezers?This is a page about uses for non-working freezers. If you have an old freezer that isn't working, you may be able to keep it out of the landfill by repurposing it.
Uses for Packing PeanutsThis page is about uses for packing peanuts. This loose packing material can be reused for shipping and for a variety of other things.
Reuse Glass Candle Holders As GlassesI found that once a candle, for example, Glade, has been used and there is the left over amount of wax in the glass, that they can be used as nice drinking glasses for orange juice or even that evening mixed drink with ice.
Uses for Plastic Wrap and Aluminum Foil BoxesAvid recyclers try to find a use for most everything that comes through their home. These boxes with their serrated metal cutting strip removed can be used for storage, packaging, as organizers, in crafts, and more. The metal strip itself also has many reuse capabilities listed in this page.
Mother Bat and Her PupJuly 1st was a hot/humid day in Wisconsin. I noticed this mother and her pup slept out of the bat house very low to the ground where it was cooler. The pup is tucked behind her body, near her legs, close to the cedar. We have 34 moms in the bat house, it's a maternity colony.
Reusing an Upright Tissue HolderI know I have submitted a tip before about using a flat holder and a plastic canvas holder for other things, but this one is cool, too.
It's Roadside Litter Cleaning TimeIt's spring and people are getting in the cleaning mood. We want our houses and yards to look nice. But have you ever considered helping to keep our roads clean? I'm an old littergitter and I look at it as great exercise that produces quick results.
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 page about battery basics!
Toothbrush Holder for Desk SuppliesWe had a few of these toothbrush holders laying around. I was planning on donating them to Goodwill, but in my hunt for something to hold desk supplies I realized that these would be perfect. I am able to separate different items, making it easy to grab just what I want.
DIY Paper Towel Sheet Saver Using a Tissue BoxThis is a way to make your paper towel rolls last longer. Simply cut each sheet in half and place them into an empty tissue box.
Recycling a 2 Liter BottleDon't throw that soda bottle away, find a way to use it around the house or yard. Here is a video with 8 great tips on other uses for a 2 liter bottle.
Rain Barrel SystemHere is a video that shows you to make you own rain barrel system for harvesting rain water.
Reuse Your Old Glass Candle JarsThis video shows you how to clean out your old candle jars so they can be repurposed for storage of things around the home.
Lead Battery RecyclingThis short clip from "HowStuffWorks" explains how lead acid batteries are recycled and prepared for reuse.
Don't Use Plastic BagsI'm posting this information as a plea for our environment. Please check this link and you will see how our using plastic shopping bags is hurting our world, our wildlife, and poisoning our environment.
Making a Dog Leash from Plastic Grocery BagsThis short video teaches you how to make a creative dog leash out of old plastic grocery bags.
Repurpose Water From WasherLiving in a dry climate, I have found ways to recycle my water. It takes a lot of work, I'm not saying it's easy. Do you ever consider how much water your washer uses per load? Wash then rinse. With water rates increasing; I've found a way to use the water from my washer.
Political Signs Make Great Knee PadsPolitical signs make great knee pads!! Let's get them off the roadsides and keep them out of the landfills. Thirty days after election day, they become litter.
Ice Water To GoEverywhere I look, I see people sipping water from a plastic bottle. I don't think they're that thirsty or hot. I think they're just trying to stay hydrated. I suppose that's a good thing.
Where To Recycle Mattress Pad?I have old mattress slip cover pad that goes on top of a mattress. It needs to be recycled. l live at zip code 18901, where would l take to? I rather not throw it away.
Uses for Old Toothbrushes?What are some uses for old toothbrushes? I have saved all my used one for years and they have all been put through the dishwasher so they are clean. I hate to just throw them away. There must be something they can be used for besides cleaning the grout between my tiles.
Duck Eggs Scattered Away from Active Mallard Nest?We have a mallard duck who has made her nest under a lilac bush in our back yard. She has been sitting on it for about 4 days. The weird thing is every one of these four days we have found random eggs in our yard. Are these bad eggs that's she getting rid of? We have not touched them hoping she'll move them to her nest. These four eggs are all within two or three feet of each other.
Duck Seems to Have Abandoned Her Eggs?A duck laid 5 eggs in the last week. She was trying to lay another egg 5 days ago and our siding contractor startled her and she flew away. Is it possible she'll come back?
Removing the Bottom of a Food Can?How do I remove the bottom of a food can?
Identifying a Baby Bird?My boyfriend found this bird and we were wondering if anyone could guess the age and what kind he is?