Friday, May 30, 2008

Make a Quilt From A Tee Shirt

Do you have a bunch of tee shirts that you can't part with? Are your dresser drawers overflowing with race commemoratives, favorite team tees and the like?

Here's a clever way to keep those tees in circulation ... make them into a quilt!

WikiHow tells you how.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

How to Make Salt Glitter

Working on a project that could use a little pizazz but don't want to make another run to the crafts store? You can make your own sparkling glitter using salt!

There are step-by-step instructions at this WikiHow article.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Trade People and Pet Clothes

Rehashing is a way for you to trade your clothing and accessories with others. There's even a Pet category!

You can shop for clothes without spending a penny, all while helping the environment. Here's some of the categories:

Costumes, Dresses, Footwear, Maternity, Men's, Pet Clothing, Toddlers, and Women's

Options for joining groups to get fashion advice as well as green living information. View the items available or choose a category.

Gnats in the Kitchen

From a subscriber: vlozano

I don't know why but this seems to work and I'm glad it does! I've had a horrible problem with those little gnats that hang around the kitchen. I cleaned every possible surface, didn't keep fruit out, used Clorox wipes ... I just don't know what they're still after!

Then I read somewhere ... mix equal parts of lemon scent dish detergent and apple cider vinegar. Since doing so, I've seen ONE gnat! And it was dead in the cider/soap mixture! If this is an issue at your house - try it! You'll be amazed!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Recycle Gas BBQ Grill

From Subscriber: teatime44

My hubby came up with a way to recycle our old BBQ gas grill. He removed the grill and the lid, and then secured three planks on the top of base, making a great garden work table that can be moved anywhere with the wheels that came with the grill. I used it today to pot plants ... just thought I would share this great idea for your old gas grill.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Financial Privacy

There are more than 8 million new victims of identity theft each year in the U.S. Many of these victims find that crooks have used stolen personal information like Social Security numbers to open new accounts in their victim's name.

A security freeze gives consumers the choice to "freeze" or lock access to their credit file against anyone trying to open up a new account or to get new credit in their name.

When a security freeze is in place at all three major credit bureaus, an identity thief cannot open a new account because the potential creditor or seller of services will not be able to check the credit file. When the consumer is applying for credit, he or she can lift the freeze temporarily using a PIN so legitimate applications for credit or services can be processed.

More information on security freezes.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Recycle CDs and DVDs

We've been saving these for years thinking we'd make use of them somehow, but now that we've got an upcoming move planned, we're thinking recycling is the way to go.

To recycle for free, here's some info from a site online:

This service is provided for the free recycling of CDs/DVDs ONLY. Please remove and discard paper inserts. Jewel cases will be accepted, but must be separated from CDs/DVDs.

Write "Free CD/DVD Recycling " on the shipping label and send to :

Back Thru The Future
Technology Disposal
150 Main Street
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

Get more details here.

If you've got a way to reuse CDs, leave a comment below.
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