Don’t Recycle, Reuse

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Recycling is great for the environment and we should all be doing it (in spite of my title), but reusing is even better. Readers, I know you reuse so please add your comments below to trigger thoughts about additional ways to reuse things! What do you reuse and how do you do it?

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Go Green This Halloween

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We do put up decorations (ones I buy at garage sales or thrift stores and reuse each year). Tip # 2 Recycle/reuse costumes. If you sew, take off the buttons, zippers, lace, netting or whatever to use later. Like me, buy them used and then reuse them each year. Put your unwanted Halloween decorations out for reuse by donating them. What do you do to recycle/reuse on Halloween?

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

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Because they can be washed and reused they are much cheaper in the long run. If you have talent with a sewing machine, you can even make them look nice. Reuse Bags You can save a little money by reusing your plastic storage bags.

How To Re-use Common Items

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Below is a list of things I (or hubby) have personally saved and reused. Shopping bags are reused as carry alls for gifts and travel needs. Decorated bags (such as those you put gifts in) are just reused for gift giving. 8 Easy Ways to Reduce, Recycle, and Reuse.

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Being Environmentally Friendly Saves Money

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Ny taking your own bags, reusing plastic bags you already have or even sewing some fabric bags from old t-shirts and things you can save a lot. As for water take shorter showers and reuse water where possible, such as collecting the water from your shower to water the lawn.

Don’t Throw that Away! Save Money By Finding New Uses For Old Items

For the Mommas

Did you know that you can also save money by reusing old items that you would normally throw away? One way to reuse these small chips is to take a large washcloth, sew the edges all the way around leaving just enough room to insert the soap chips. You can reuse pickle juice.

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Don’t Throw that Away! Save Money By Finding New Uses For Old Items

For the Mommas

Did you know that you can also save money by reusing old items that you would normally throw away? One way to reuse these small chips is to take a large washcloth, sew the edges all the way around leaving just enough room to insert the soap chips. 6) You can reuse pickle juice.

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Three Ways to Give to Charities Even If You Don’t Have Money

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They barely have food to eat, and the mother, who is pregnant, prepares for the new baby by sewing feedsack nighties for him. Over 5% of American moms are struggling financially and have rinsed out and reused soiled diapers on their child, according to Huggies’ website.

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This Week’s Pinterest Favorites!!

Saving Everyday

This tutorial from Seams Happy walks you through a simple sewing pattern to make your own reusable Swiffer duster refills. Reuse Creamer Bottles for Storage : Got a great deal on Coffee Mate? Have you discovered Pinterest yet?