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24 Creative Ways to Reuse Oatmeal Containers

Thereís more to do with your average oatmeal container than throw it away after itís delivered you a series of tasty breakfasts. Here are 24 fun ideas that will get you upcycling that old oatmeal cani…

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5 Marvelous Uses for Mud

Mud is a fascinating substance. Itís dirty, grimy, and squelchy Ö yet despite (or perhaps because of) that fact, childlike souls of all ages, from one to a hundred and one,†tend to love walking throug…

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12 Surprising Uses for Leftover Coffee

There are lots of ways to reuse coffee grounds, but what about uses for leftover coffee itself? That brown beverage is good for more than just your morning wake-up. More coffee reuse ideas: How to Re…

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DIY Bathroom Cleaners Without Air Contaminants

Bathrooms are dirty places. Pee, poop, mildew, mold, and plenty of moisture -- it makes total sense why one would pull out the hardcore cleaners to wash and disinfect the loo.† However, consider the e…

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Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

It's a little painful to toss butter wrappers in the trash -- all that grease usually makes them non-recyclable. Sure, you can throw the paper, easily tearable ones in the compost, but, well, not ever…

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12 DIY Christmas Ornaments Made from Junk Mail

Is your mailbox stuffed with junk mail now that the holidays are here? Turn all of that paper into DIY cute Christmas ornaments! We've barely made it to Thanksgiving, and junk mail marketers are am…

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7 Gifts You Can Make in a Mason Jar

The holidays are just around the corner, and it's a good idea to get started if you're planning to have a handmade holiday this season. I'm not a big believer in "stuff," but I do love showing my frie…

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7 Brilliant Uses for Leftover Produce Scraps

It's always such a shame to make a big veggie stir fry or smoothie, only to end up tossing a pound of nutritious skins and ends into the trash. Luckily, many of these "trash cuts," especially citrus, …

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Spicy & Sweet Pumpkin Seeds

The reward for the hard work of scraping the inside of a pumpkin clean? A crunchy treat that will be ready before you finish carving the last tooth in Jack's smile. Here, Gardenista editor …

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How to Eco-Hack Your Swiffer Mop

You know which household chore sucks the most? Oh, dusting? Yeah, youíre probably right. But this one comes in a close second. Mopping. Boy howdy, is there anything more frustrating? I think not…

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