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  1. General Chat
    Our local grocery store has had a killer deal on cat litter lately and we've been literally buying it by the dozens. Cat Litter Odor Control: Premium Scoop from TIDY CATS® So now we have all these jugs of litter. I'm trying to come up with ideas for how to re-use the jugs, because I hate to...
  2. Home Decorating
    Does anyone have any projects - completed, planned, or otherwise - for repurposing old furniture? Not just refinishing things, but really creative ideas for turning it into something different. I've been surfing most of the afternoon (yes, a lazy day), looking at the most adorable play...
  3. Secondhand Shopping
    I found a great site that coordinates blogs showing items that have been repurposed from secondhand places, from dumpsters or from roadside collections. These are great ideas especially if, like me, you do not have a great imagination of what could be done with these treasures...
  4. Home and family challenges
    I love using stuff for what it was never intended! I can't be the only one who's weird that way. Is anyone interested in the challenge of finding one thing per week to re-purpose? It saves money to use the things we already own to serve a need in some other way, and I bet there are lots of...
  5. Home Environment
    I have two white 3-tier vegetable baskets that I never use. I bought them and didn't like how quickly the vegetables went bad and ended up just refrigerating them instead. Now, they are stuffed away all lonely wanting so badly to become useful to me. ;) So! I was curious of any of you have some...
  6. Sewing
    I found this idea online and thought it was perfect for sharing here because it's quite thrifty -- you can either use an old sheet that you have in the house or find one at a thrift store or a garage sale for cheap. I bought my sheet at the Salvation Army for $1.99. Basically, all you do is use...
  7. Just Tips
    I recently sent an email to everyone at our school looking for donations of coffee containers - cans and plastic!! I've decided use them throughout this school year for any and all projects that I can think of. This week the children decorated the large cans to create drums - they turned out...
  8. Home Environment
    http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-home/staticslideshowrs.aspx?cp-documentid=21889122&gt1=32001 :vibes:
  9. Hobbies
    I have several store-brand reusable bags. While I love the idea and have gotten much use out of them, they don't seem to hold up like a canvas bag would. I now have several that have rips and tears right in the fabric. I'd really like ideas on how to recycle/repurpose those store brand...
  10. General Chat
    We sold our home and are moving to a slightly smaller home. This downsizing means that some of our furniture won't fit. And the way the new home is configured, the living areas are larger than our current living areas, but the bedrooms are smaller than our current bedrooms. Thus we have extra...
  11. Just Tips
    I was browsing thru one of my Yahoo groups, and the topic was re-purposing things for organizational uses. Well this one member posted that she had an old dresser that was headed for the garbage, however a couple of the drawers were still ok. So she took 2 of them, put casters on them, and now...
  12. Green Living
    Playing off my post of "pre-cycling" last week, I thought we could try and come up with ways to repurpose items before recycling here. First poster suggests two items to recycle in one way, and then the next person reuses one of the items in his/her own way, and then suggests another item. So...
  13. Just Tips
    The plastic razor blade covers that contain 10 disposable razor blades when empty make great bar soap dishes! I never have enough of the soap dishes that drain (I don't like the plate types) and I "discovered" this by accident! Silly and simple, but it works!
  14. Green Living
    I've found 3 good uses for them in the greenhouse: A. Cut to make plant labels. Use them over and over. B. Use them to make a seedling waterer (works best with the type with a push on cap) : 1. Cut the top of the bottle off an inch or two below the handle 2. Use an awl to push holes through...
  15. Just Tips
    We have used the netted bags that onions & the like come in to hold suet for the birds. You can also roll the bag up from bottom to within a couple of inches of the top, trifold the bottom, bag it within itself and twist, then use a rubberband to close off the end & use it for a pot scrubber...
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