Ways to Make Do With What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’ Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do. Learn how to remove spots and do it as soon as the clothing gets dirty. Make old t-shirts and dish cloths into rags to use when dusting or washing the car and etc.

Bee Stung Butts, Freeze Dried Diapers and Other Hilarious Happenings of Poverty

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Do you ever have days where everything seems to go wrong and you are deep down in the dumps? Today a poor person in America probably has access to electricity, telephones, food, indoor plumbing, central heat and public transportation. When the ears were full and ripe she would pull one down and let me make a doll – using the cob for the body, the silk for the hair and the husk for the clothing. All they had to do was find some pony poop and plant it!

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