Below are some items that are usually thrown away that
cause me to pause and wait before heading to the trash:
Paper Towel Tubes:
- They hold those annoying plastic grocery store bags in a
small space by stuffing the tube tightly full of them.
- They help to keep the tangle of cords behind any table
or entertainment unit neatly tucked together. Just split down one side from
hole to hole and put the cords all in.
- They make great kindling when filled with wood shavings
and paraffin wax or cotton dryer lint!
- Freeze them in a zip lock bag in the freezer and once in
a while take a frozen peel out to run through the garbage disposal. When they
are frozen they help to sharpen the blades and the sent will freshen the
- Citrus peels boiling in a pot on the stove or fireplace
hearth are a natural air freshener and mood booster.
- Dried orange peels can be used as quick and aromatic fire
Cardboard Egg Cartons:
- Again these work as fire starters if filled with cotton
drier lint or wood shavings and some paraffin wax. They can then be cut into
cubes or strips.
- They can be used to start seedlings. Once your little
shoot has reached the height to replant, you can simply snip off the cup it’s
being held in and plant the whole thing in the ground.
Oh, there are so many
more items that I pause and tend to
wait and ponder before throwing away. So there will be more to come!
Not only do I look at items to reuse, recycle and
repurpose I even look at NEW items (while doing the budget friendly past time
of window shopping) and think of ways to make something that looks interesting
out of 'throw away' items rather than buy the newest gadget.
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/thewheatguy
and see when I load up a new video using some items I would have usually thrown
away, had I not window shopped for a handy kitchen tool – and decided to make
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