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  1. Just Tips
    I live off grid and I have a washing machine that is run off a generator but I don't like to burn gas to wash clothes so I designed this simple hand crank washing machine that could also be used as a compost tumbler- not at the same time LOL! Anyway, if you need to wash a big load of clothes...
  2. Secondhand Shopping
    Okay, I been on a mission to find a electric can opener used from a garage sale, thrift shop or wherever. Sure I could have bought new but saving money is the name of the game. So I was reading on craigslist yesterday and found a downsizing sale for this saturday. Had a phone number for...
  3. Laundry
    I have been thinking of switching to just washing by hand for awhile now and was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice. For the past year we have been using homemade detergent and have been hanging our clothes to dry. Over the last few months I have been downsizing all of our clothes and...
  4. Secondhand Shopping
    Law Bans Cash for Second Hand Transactions - Acadiana's News Leader From the link "Besides non-profit resellers like Goodwill, and garage sales, the language of the bill encompasses stores like the Pioneer Trading Post and flea markets." Do those of you in Louisiana have any comments on this...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    20 October 2011 Making Luffa Hand Soap 20 October 2011 Making Luffa Hand Soap The dried luffa sponges were impregnated with glycerine soap and cut into hand cakes. The mould was made from two inch diameter PVC pipe with a cap to contain the liquid soap when poured into the mould. The glycerine...
  6. Freebies
    L'OCCITANE en Provence - USA - FREE HAND CREAM | Facebook Looks like decent size
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    I think my jaw dropped when I started reading this, and I had to forcefully clamp it shut in a thin lined grimace of disgust over the attitude of some people. Planet S Magazine “Do I need to fear for my children’s safety and my property with the types of people this store is going to bring...
  8. Freebies
    L'OCCITANE en Provence - USA - Health/Beauty - New York - FREE HAND CREAM | Facebook
  9. Kitchen Basics
    I received this old hand juicer colander thing from a friend yesterday. She gave it to me with some canning equipment... for jellies and tomatoes and such. Well my mother-in-law stopped by and I was showing it to her and she told me that I could use it to "rice" potatoes, which I had never heard...
  10. Preparedness and Survival
    I'd been looking around for a hand crank flashlight at some local hardware stores and the price was prohibitive. Yesterday I stumbled across the new products at Ikea and found this! LJUSA Flashlight, hand-powered - IKEA Only $4.99!!! I'm going to pick up several on my next trip to Ikea...
  11. General Chat
    :ouch: On sunday night DS Brad 18 punched a kid for breaking into a friends truck and stealing their wallets and cell phones, DS broke his right snapped the bone in half, he had to drive a standard 10 miles to my house. When I woke up monday I had to take him the the emergency room, the doctor...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    Made it out to the campsite, so I took pictures of the gardens out there. This is dd7 garden. It has: carrots, lettuce, beans(that the rabbits are eating), tomatoes, radishes, petunias and 1 mystery flower. Here is her new strawberry patch, beside it are 3 trees my mom started from seed, I...
  13. Secondhand Shopping
    A friend's daughter had a major growth spurt so we got hand me downs. A very sudden growth spurt too so most was still new or only worn once. After going through the bag taking what fit and what she would actually wear, Little Miss ended up with 8 short sleeve shirts 3 jackets 5 jeans 6 shorts...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Ok so the laundry in my apartment building has gone up to 3 dollars!! So is it possible to get clothing really clean if washing them in the bath tub? I know it might be a strange question but my building does not even have full size washers, and seeing as I don't drive and there are no laundry...
  15. Homesteading and gardening
    Saw this recipe and thought maybe some of the gardeners here could use it........ I haven't tried it, but it sounds like it would be a good one. PLUS would be easy to make.........and CHEAP........(we like cheap! :laugh:) Gardener's Hand Scrub | FaveCrafts.com
  16. Quilting
    Does anyone hand hand piece their quilt top? I've never pieced anything haha.. but I have the basic knowledge I believe. I have helped my grandma piece tops that she would sew on a machine.. I've googled and such so I think I know what to do. Any experienced people out there?
  17. Freebies
    We’re looking for 3,000 Canadian moms to try the new Kleenex Hand Towels. If you would like to be entered for a chance to try them out, please fill out the form to the right. You will be contacted by email if you are chosen to receive a sample. Kleenex Check it Out Mom Central Canada
  18. General Chat
    I am looking for home made hand dishwashing soap receipe. (Not the home made automatic dish washer kind.) Dose anyone have a receipe for it? I would appreciate it if you would post it if you have it. :) TIA
  19. Secondhand Shopping
    Our radiator had crack in it. New one $189---labor $200=$$400+ but my best friends husband took hubby to a pick a part and found a used one for $75 and he didn't charge anything to take the old one out and install a new.. My husband offered him some money refused. But he did say for payment i...
  20. General Chat
    Do you believe it? Don't get me started on the disposable hand towels! Just sayin... :fpunch:
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