Finding Agencies to Help After a House FireA house or apartment fire is devastating. Coping with the aftermath can be easier if you have assistance. This is a page about finding agencies to help after a house fire.
What is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW?This is a page about what is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW. The ability to join either the American Legion or VFW, is dependent on where and when you served in the military. Additionally, Merchant Marines can join the American Legion but not the VFW. Here is more detailed information about the criteria for joining both.
Organizations That Help Low Income Families Get Free Furniture?Buying furniture is an expensive undertaking. Families struggling on low incomes often are unable to buy or replace their furniture without some type of assistance. This is a page about organizations that assist low income families get free furniture.
Finding a Lost RelativeWhether you are trying to locate a relative you have never met or attempting to reconnect with some one you have lost track of, finding a lost relative can be a daunting task. This is a page to finding a lost relative.
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.
Locating a Half Sibling?Finding long lost relatives can be a challenge and often requires professional help. This is a page about locating a half sibling.
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.
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).
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.
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.
What Agencies Give Laptops to Veterans?This is a page about finding agencies that give laptops to veterans. There are numerous services that Veterans can utilize after they are out of the military. The best way to find out more information is to contact the Veterans Administration.
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.
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.
Abandoned Duck Nest?Sometimes you may find what appears to be an abandoned duck nest. This is a page about an abandoned duck nest.
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.
Dealing with Relatives Who Come Over Unannounced?Uninvited guests, especially family members, can put you in an awkward position. It can be hard to define the need for privacy and general courtesy to your relatives. This is a page about dealing with relatives who come over unannounced.
Uses for Paper Towel TubesReusing these common leftovers can be helpful for a number of things. This page is about uses for paper towel tubes.
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.
Organizations That Help Disabled People Get Furniture?A disability can leave you financially unable to meet the cost of new furniture. There are organizations that can assist disabled citizens get new and used furniture.
Sources for Really Large Boxes?Large boxes can really useful to have, especially if you are moving. This is a page about sources for really large boxes.
Getting All the Lotion Out of a BottleThis page is about getting all the lotion out of a bottle. Being able to use the very last of the lotion can be a challenge.
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.
Recipes for Feeding People at a Homeless ShelterHomeless shelters generously feed many people a day. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to cook for a large crowd. Check out these tips and recipes for feeding people at a soup kitchen.
Name Ideas for a Senior Citizen Group?Groups and clubs are a great way to get folks together for outings. This page provides suggestions for naming a senior citizen's group.
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.
Finding Free Clothing After a House Fire?This is a page about finding free clothing after a house fire. The first organization to contact, after a house fire, is the Red Cross. Other options for finding free clothing are craigslist, freecycle, and Nextdoor.com. Your local church might also be helpful.
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.
Donating Old Greeting CardsThis is a page about donating old greeting cards. Certain charities, schools, and other organizations collect used greeting cards for fundraising activities and crafts.
Do Mallards Move Their Eggs?Can a Mallard hen move her eggs from one location to another and how is she able to do this?
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.
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.
Reusing Refrigerator Baking SodaThis is a page about reusing refrigerator baking soda. Once a box of soda has been used to absorb odors in the fridge, it can be useful for a variety of other things.
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.
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.
Uses for Coffee FiltersThis is a page about uses for coffee filters. There are so many uses for coffee filters besides making coffee. They are great for cleaning, crafts, and organizing items just to name a few.
Charities To Help Someone Whose House Burned Down?After the stress and lost resulting from a house fire can come the need for temporary assistance with clothing, housing, and more. This is a page about charities to help someone whose house burned down.
Can You Refill Plug-in Air Fresheners?This is a page about can you refill plug-in air fresheners?. You may be able to refill plug-in fresheners with your favorite scents.
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 Old Watches?This is a page about uses for old watches. Old watches can be used in many ways even after they are no longer reliable timepieces.
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 Disinfectant Wipe ContainersThis page is about uses for disinfectant wipe containers. These plastic containers can be reused in a variety of ways.
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.
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?
Grandchildren Ungrateful for Gifts?It can be hurtful to give a gift that it not acknowledged or seemingly appreciated. There are several ways to handle this either directly or indirectly. This is a page about grandchildren ungrateful for gifts.
Uses for Wading PoolsThis page is about uses for wading pools. Once that wading pool is no longer of use for the kids, it can be repurposed in many different ways.
Reusing Mesh Produce BagsThis is a page about reusing mesh produce bags. Help the environment and save money by reusing your mesh produce bags.
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.
Reusing Glass JarsThis is a page about reusing glass jars. Instead of recycling or throwing out your glass jars, find another function for them. From storage to decorating, glass jars have many different ways of being reused.
Uses for Milk JugsPlastic milk containers can be reused for a variety of things around the home and garden. This is a page about uses for milk jugs.
Reviving Dry Erase MarkersYou might be able to extend the life of that dry erase marker. This is a page about reviving dry erase markers.
Recycled Bird Feeder IdeasThis page contains recycled bird feeder ideas. There are many frugal ways to set up a feeding station for the flying visitors to your yard.
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 Tuna Cans?This is a page about uses for tuna cans. Small cans, such as tuna cans have many uses including crafts and other household projects.
Uses for SawdustThis is a page about uses for sawdust. The sawdust from your home shop need not be thrown into the trash, there are several uses it can be put to around the home and garden.
Donating vs SellingIf you are purging things from your closets and garage, you need to decide whether or not to try to sell before donating. This page disucsses donating vs selling.
Uses for Wire HangersThis page features great ideas for using your wire clothes hangers for something other than hanging your clothes. Don't throw those wire coat hangers in the trash!
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 Old TableclothsThis page is about uses for old tablecloths. Table coverings can be reused for crafts and other things.
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.
Gravesite Decoration IdeasThis page is about gravesite decoration ideas. When honoring your loved ones by adorning their last resting place, you need to follow the gravesite rules.
Donating Fabric to CharityWhen cleaning out your fabric stash, consider donating the fabric you can't use to charity. This is a page about donating fabric to charity.
Reusing Paper Coffee FiltersThis is a page about reusing paper coffee filters. Paper coffee filters can actually be used multiple times, saving you money and reducing trash.
Rescuing Wild Baby GeeseThis page is about rescuing wild baby geese. Only if the mother goose is nowhere to be found you may have to rescue the abandoned goslings.
Getting Fabric Donations for Charity Projects?This is a page about getting fabric donations for charity projects. Whether you are working on making quilts for sick children or teaching poor members of the community to sew, donated fabric will help move your project along.
Uses for Plastic Grocery BagsThis is a page about uses for plastic grocery bags. Reusing plastic grocery bags is a great way to help the environment and reduce trash in the landfills. There are many ways you can reuse these bags that can help save you money.
Finding Free Craft Supplies for Charity...This page is about finding free craft supplies for charity projects. Formal and informal groups that make projects such as knit hats to donate to charities or for fundraisers often do not have the funds to purchase supplies.
Uses for Old SweatshirtsThis page contains uses for old sweatshirts. A sturdy cotton fabric that can be fashioned into other things.
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.
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 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.
Uses for Avon Skin So SoftA popular beauty product that can be helpful for a variety of personal and household uses. This page contains uses for Avon Skin So Soft.
Uses for Antique ChinaThis is a page about uses for antique china. Antique china from broken sets, yard sales, and thrift stores can be repurposed in many fun and functional ways. Whether you use it in craft projects or under your potted plants, antique china is a lovely decorative item.
Jar Candle Tips and TricksThis is a page with jar candle tips and tricks. Candles in jars are a wonderful source of soft light.
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.
Crafts Using Oatmeal Containers?This page is about crafts using oatmeal containers. Cardboard oatmeal cylinders can be useful for a variety of crafts and projects.
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?
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?".
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.
Finding My Dad?If you have been separated from your father, there are some websites and other resources out there to help you with your search. Here are some ideas to help with finding my dad.
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 Old Phone BooksThis is a page about uses for old phone books. Don't just throw away your old phone books, reuse all of that paper.
Reviving Dried Up MarkersSometimes there is plenty of ink left, but the marker tip has dried out. This is a page about reviving dried up markers.
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.
Find Produce Bargains in the Reduced BinHaving recently joined the legions of unemployed folks, in Northeast Ohio, I regularly peruse the reduced produce shelf in my local grocery store.
Uses for Air Filled Packing BagsThis is a page about uses for air filled packing bags. Many items today are shipped with air filled bags as packing material. Rather than discarding these bags get creative and reuse or repurpose them.
Uses for Yogurt ContainersThis is a page 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.
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.
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.
Recycling a Vinyl Pool?This is a page about recycling a vinyl pool. Before you throw out that leaky vinyl pool consider other things it can be used for.
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 Styrofoam Meat TraysThis is a page about uses for Styrofoam meat trays. Reusing Styrofoam packaging helps keep it out of the landfill. There are a variety of uses for the trays used for packing meat.
Uses for Old TiresThis page contains uses for old tires. Finding creative ways to use worn out tires can save them from the landfill.
Cigarette Smoke Odors From NeighborsThis page is about cigarette smoke odors from neighbors. A very bothersome and possibly health threatening situation can develop when cigarette smoke invades your home.
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.
Makeshift Bathtub and Sink Stopper IdeasSometimes you may need some help closing a drain outlet. This page contains makeshift bathtub and sink stopper ideas.
Freeze Canned BiscuitsI found out just today that you can freeze the biscuits-in-a-can! Find a sale, stock up, and throw them in the freezer. You can either let the can thaw out, pop it open and then bake the biscuits or (frozen cans will NOT pop) pry the frozen biscuits out of the can and bake them.
Uses for ShampooThis page contains uses for shampoo. When you have shampoo that you don't like to use on your hair, there are other ways to use this product.
Thrifty and Green Liners for Wastebaskets?I'd like to stop bringing my groceries home from the store in plastic bags; I know it'd be better for the environment to invest in some reusable cloth bags (which I could probably find at thrift shops!) and take them to the grocery store to bring my groceries home in.
Opening Plastic BagsThis page is about opening plastic bags. Frustration can be avoided by moistening your fingers when opening these bags.
Ideas For Repurposing FurnitureThis page is contains ideas for repurposing furniture. Old furniture pieces can be given a new useful purpose with a little creative thinking.
Reusing Plastic Snack CupsThis is a page about reusing plastic snack cups. Finding another use for containers that can just end up in the recycle or even refuse bin, can save you money and help our environment.
Donating Single Shoes?This page is about donating single shoes. Some companies make sample shoes for just one foot. They may be of use to some amputees.
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.
Tame TurtleMy 3 yr. old son and I saw this turtle that didn't 'run' or should we say walk away, when we approached it on our morning walk. It seemed to enjoy the attention. Very cute little fella!
Rehashing Frugal Living After a DeathI mainly lurk these days but I had to become super frugal since the death of my husband in May. I am trying to get my widow benefits (we were both on SSDI), so I am living on less than half of what we were bringing in. I paid $500 up front for the cremation, but because SS is taking so long on my widows' benefits, the funeral home wrote off the rest of the bill. I do have his ashes with me now.
Iced Feeder for the HummingbirdsA few years ago when I was changing one of the feeders, I emptied it out to put in fresh sugar water/nectar, and the sugar water was *scalding hot* from the triple digit summer's heat.
A Green Frugal LifeI've always been a frugal person, following in my Grandma's footsteps. She survived the Depression yet fed her family well. Even a teaspoon of leftover corn at dinner was put in a homemade soup. Pastry scraps were made into the most delicious treats, spread with either cinnamon sugar or jam, then rolled, baked and sprinkled with powdered sugar. From her, we learned how to make delicious meals cheaply.
Snow White Squirrel (UK)I saw this snow white squirrel in a country park next to my house.
DIY Recycled Magazine OrganizerThis video gives great detailed instructions on how to make stylish and functional magazine organizer.
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.
Lead Battery RecyclingThis short clip from "HowStuffWorks" explains how lead acid batteries are recycled and prepared for reuse.
Reviving Dried Up MarkersTry reviving your dried up markers before thawing them out. Check out this video and learn how we did it.
Bottle Bank ArcadeSometimes the best way to get people into doing something is to make it fun. This video demonstrates the power of fun when it comes to encouraging recycling.
Flashmob Style Bottle RecyclingThis video does a wonderful job of demonstrating how important it is to take a moment and recycle that plastic bottle you have in your hand or maybe just stepped over.
Watch For Faulty Surge Protector When ChargingMy phone died a slow death. The battery melted the casing, and the battery was too old to be replaced. When I replaced it, the whole phone, darn it, and charged up the new phone, I realized it was blazing hot! Even the wall adapter was hot. At first, I thought it was the wall adapter, tossed it, was too cheap. No, it was the bad surge protector. It was free to me, which probably meant it wasn't supposed to be used in the first place, oops. Well, I was penny wise and dollar foolish. Check your adapters. If they're hot, check what's causing that. I had to buy a NEW phone, gosh! Yes, I also bought a new case for it. Sue me for free, lol.
Check Your Neighborhood Facebook Group to Get Help During ChristmasFacebook has a bunch of groups that give away free things. If you do a search in the Facebook search bar look for; freecycle near me, or buy nothing near me. Depending on where you live there may even be a buy/swap group for parents to give/sell kids' clothes, toys, etc. In these types of groups, I have often found many generous people that are willing to help their neighbors in need or also give advice on where to get help locally.
I'm a coffee drinker so when I go to Starbucks, it's often to get a drip coffee. I ordered this one day and the man behind me in line turned to his wife and said, "See, you can just order coffee." Black coffee drinkers definitely save money at Starbucks but there are some strategies that can make your Lattes and Frappuccinos less expensive too.
Pay Attention to the Price TagsNormally do you purchase your home air filter as needed or in bulk? At Home Depot, if you stop and look at the second set of numbers - it only makes sense to buy in bulk!
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.
Upcycle Above Ground Pool Post into RailingDo you have an old above ground pool you're taking down? Or see someone tossing theirs out? Keep the posts! Here's an idea you could do with them for inexpensive - made this railing for garden.
Looking for Holiday Help In Florida?Hello, I am searching for help with Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am a great grandma raising 3 great grand kids. I am searching for a place that helps with Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner and also a few toys for my great grandkids. I live in Brandon, Florida. Thank you
What Is The Best Family Tree Builder App?I want to start a family tree and it all seems just too much and overwhelming. I'm sure there are plenty of good apps I haven't come across yet. Any helpful tips? Thank you!
Finding Help After a House Fire?My house burnt to the ground two weeks ago. Devastating to know I lost everything I owned. Left with sandals and clothes on my back. Have no proof of identity, homeless, carless and jobless. Any one know of any help to rebuild
Help After a House Fire?So yesterday on Thanksgiving, the house I was living in with a friends caught fire and is a complete total loss. Everything I had was there. I didn't own the house, my friend did. What do I do from here to get help with basic necessities and such? My friend has a lot going on I don't want to ask him. He just lost his home. He was letting me stay there to get out of an DV situation.
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.
Arguing With Parent?Me and my dad are not getting along right now at home. For the past three days, we have been arguing non stop. How do I resolve this issue so that we can get along for at least until my birthday, which is in a month.