The Quiet Truth
TELLING IT ALL!
When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
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My Hacks, Part One ;)
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My Hacks, Part One
Everyone has re-purposed items at one time or another.
Here are some of my uses……
The clear plastic covers, now cleaned, from frozen desserts….
House plants…… I set the cover on the floor then set the plant in it….
no water on the floor.
Snacks…………Instead of dishes, put the snacks in the clean cover.
No chance of it being a good dish being shattered.
Composting? .put the egg shells, banana peels, etc. in the cover and
take to the compost pile. Return to the sink and clean
for the next kitchen clean-up.
Plastic container tops…These are great for setting on counters and setting
canisters on them. Should the counter get wet, the
bottom of the canisters or decorative utensil holders
do not get wet.
In bathrooms or lavatories, if there are standing
pieces of furniture, set a container top under the legs
of the furniture piece. It is easy to slide on the tile
floor and should water be spilled, the lets don’t absorb
the water and warp or rust the piece of cabinetry.
Produce bags*………… I save the netting bags that held lemons, limes, etc.
They make a quick, throw-a-way scrubby.
Soap scraps? Put the scraps into a netting bag and
now you’ll use up the last bit of soap and have a nice
“free” scrubby for dirty hands.
Instant Coffee Jars…… The large jars are great for standing containers for
combs and brushes. Just remove the top, discard.
Set the container with the items and notice how much
space is now saved on the vanity.
Carefully, cut the plastic jar with a utility knife. If you
are secure using a “heat” tool , smooth the top.
Take and ball up a *produce bag and set it in the
bottom of the cut old coffee jar. Depending on the
size of your *produce bag, knot the bottom, twist, and
fold the rest of the bag in the manner until you have
a good sized scrubby for your vanity or wherever.
Clean whatever, rinse then set the wet scrubby in the
now jar bottom on the dry one. The water should drain
quickly. Then pour off the water and let the container
Flat sided plastic drink containers….. These are perfect for holding writing
utensils in one’s office.
Same container is great for the strips of postage stamps.
Coupon clipper? For my coupons, I’ve a three-ring notebook binder that
has an inside pocket on the front and back of it.
I keep a map of the grocery store inside the front pocket.
I took the grocery store map and set up a Grocery Page
in my computer. When the store makes changes, I only
have to adjust a few lines. As I need items, I notate the
items on the printed page that I now have clipped to
the front of the notebook.
In the front, I gather coupons as I walk the aisles of the
grocery store and set them there.
Inside the three rings, I have baseball card holders.
They are true width size, for most coupons.
I have the plastic card holders tabbed by the aisles.
As I go along the aisles, I put out and match the coupons.
Then, I place the coupon in the back pocket. When I get
to the cashier, all the coupons are ready to be handed over.
Mechanics’ containers…. From the ‘dollar’ store, buy the small plastic lidded
containers. They are for screws, washers, etc.
They have compartments. When the top is secured there is no
chance of the items sliding from one section to another.
Use them for earrings in on box. Chain necklaces are in
another. No more tangled chains…..