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A cut banana next to a lid to fit.

Banana Saver
Thanks, I will do this from now on


A cell phone sitting on a table or countertop.

Finding Cell Phone When Home Alone
Thank you , what a great idea!


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Container Gardening and Mosquitoes in Standing Water?
Did the Dawn soap work better than the veggie oil? I used veggie oil but it made everything sticky. However it did form a film over the water and the larvae died. I live in Florida and garden but get bit alive from the mosquitoes. I find if I rub a bar of wet...


A baggie dryer with clips to hold sandwich bags.

Baggie Dryer
Also good for the environment


A waxed paper liner from a cereal box.

Save Waxed Paper Liners from Boxes
I save and use these wax paper liners from boxes for storing food for the freezer. I put the food in these so the plastic doesnt touch the food, then put a label on it and then wrap it in plastic wrap so the wrap doesnt touch the food.


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Vinegar to Freshen up a Musty Room
Thank you! I have a large walk in closet and there is no ventilation in it and my clothes always smell musty because they are jammed together. I have tried everything, charcoal filters, baking soda, etc. to get the smell out. I am excited to try vinegar.


Hang another on an existing hanger using a pop can tab.

Soda Can Tab to Double Wardrobe Space
If you use fat hangers use curtain rod rings,or shower curtain rings. I get them at tag sales and they are inexpensive.


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Frozen Bananas Treat
I dont use plastic wrap directly on anything now after reading how bad it is for you. First I wrap the fruit in wax paper and then in the plastic wrap so it doesnt touch the food, then I freeze.


A 70s family

Balancing Thrifty And Fun
I loved and related to your very moving story. Thanks sharing. I was the Mom who was in a similar position. It was scary but made us all strong and I looked on it as a challenge. I started to sell my art all over the country and had a great career. I felt like...


winter in the garden, snow, birdbath, and green finish storks

10 Ways Gardeners Can Stay Busy in Winter
My recommendation for winter gardening is to spend your time reading all you can learn about Composting and Organic Gardening. The wonderful thing about Composting and Organic Gardening is that it provides healthy eating and is great a help in saving our environment...


Yellow Jacket

Bee Trap for Trapping Yellow Jackets
Yellow jackets and wasps are good for the environment and if possible, just stay away from them and let them do their thing. They contribute to our food chain by pollinating.


Water in a stainless steel sink.

Ellen's Tips for Conserving Water
I keep a large bucket in the shower to catch the cold water as it heats up, and I always keep a bucket in the sink to catch my rinse water as I do the hand, I try only to use the dishwasher once a week. I use the caught water in the garden. My water...


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