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How to Remove Grease Stains From Any Surface

No matter where it's lurking or what exactly it is, grease stains are particularly stubborn. There are plenty of tips out there on the best way to remove grease from your kitchen,  your skin, your clo…

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12 Surprising Uses for Mesh Produce Bags

For years, I've wadded mesh produce bags into a ball and used them as scouring pads. But there are so many more ways to re-purpose these grocery freebies. 1. Bird Feeder: Fill mesh bags with birdse…

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15 Other Ways to Use Toothpaste

Yes, toothpaste is great for brushing teeth, cleaning tongues, and freshening breath. But that's just the beginning of all the great things you can do with cheap toothpaste that's mildly abrasive. …

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15 Mason Jar Lid Crafts

We craft with mason jars all the time, but what about those lonely lids? Use them up with these fun mason jar lid crafts! The whole idea behind mason jar crafts is reusing instead of throwing away…

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10 Ways to Reuse Banana Peels

We’ve written a lot about food waste lately. And as you probably know, the facts about food waste are startling: Americans never eat 40% of the food we produce. The cost to the environment is signif…

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9 Novel Ways to Reuse a Novel (or Any Other Book)

If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book – removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. – then please stop reading now. This article is not for you. And I totally …

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15 Surprising Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

When you finish a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, do you toss the cardboard tube into the recycle bin? Check out these awesome ways to reuse them instead! The average American family uses aro…

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11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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8 Ways To Extend the Life of Milk (& What to Do Once It’s Spoiled)

With a gallon of milk topping $3.60, it's more important than ever to extend its short life. When stored below 40 degrees, whole milk lasts 5 to 7 days; non-fat 7 to 10 days; and reduced fat 7 days…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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