Sunday, August 3, 2008

Don't throw it away!!!! Frugal ideas for trash......

Business Cards: Use the other side to label storage boxes and tubs and tape to the outside of the lid or side so you can see at a glance what the container is holding.

Used Envelopes: These make great lists for groceries, to do lists, bookmarks and labels. They also come in handy for storing store receipts, coupons, or seeds.

Plastic Bread Clips: Save a few of the square plastic clips that keep bread bags closed to use as tiny scrapers. They come in handy to remove labels, price tags, and even do a good job scratching lottery tickets.

Plastic bread clips are really good for labeling individual cables under your desk. Which one is the VCR? put a clip on it, and write on it with a Sharpie.

Styrofoam Food Trays: Clean thoroughly, wrap in foil then use as trays for giving gifts of baking.

Tissue boxes kept by sewing machine will hold thread clippings, material throw aways, broken needles (anchored in a bit of thrown away material) andlint. When box is full, toss in garbage or recycle bin (w/o the needle)

Small pill bottles or the film cannisters are a good container for sharp objects that need to be discarded such as needles, craft blades, razor blades, etc.

These recycling tips were taken from

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