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8 Onion Skin Uses

By Liesl Clark Just like garlic skins, onion skins have some unique uses. They’ve even been touted as the new “superfood!” After reading our select list, if you’re looking for ways to get your hands on onion skins, just collect them with a few onions at your local store. They’re always in the bin with […]

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15 Uses For Berry Baskets

By Liesl Clark It’s strawberry season and most stores will stock their beautiful berries in plastic mesh berry baskets. Where we live, they aren’t recyclable, so we have to get creative if we don’t want to send them to the landfill. Here are 15 uses for your berry baskets: 1) Give your berry baskets to […]

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What To Do With Orange Peels

By Liesl Clark Orange peel skin, and citrus peel in general, whether it’s dried orange peel or fresh, is a versatile material used widely from the kitchen, to the garden, and in the fireplace. Here are our top 20 orange peel uses to entice you to keep them out of your trash. 1) Make a […]

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25 Snack Hack Chip Bag Reuses

By Liesl Clark There are some obvious reuses for chip and snack bags, like turning the silver side into wrapping paper. But our readers are looking for more. Since they can’t be recycled, except through a few specialty options like a Terracycle chip bag brigade (yet the chip bag brigades are all full), many people […]

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25 Bedazzling Bread Clip Reuses

By Liesl Clark 1) Reuse to seal other bags (yep, it’s obvious but I had to list it so you don’t throw them away.) 2) Use as a bookmark. 3) Use to replace missing game pieces. A bread clip avatar for monopoly could be quite imposing if you put a scary business face on it. […]

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25 Super Silica Gel Reuses

By Liesl Clark Silica gel is one of those little-understood materials. Although the little silica gel packets say “Do Not Eat, Throw Away” that doesn’t mean you have to follow this misguided advice and think the little gels are poisonous. You’ve likely unknowingly put some in your mouth already or rubbed it all over your […]

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25 Crafty Plastic Bottle Cap Reuses

By Liesl Clark Plastic bottle caps are beguiling: Perfectly round shapes in every size and color under the rainbow. If you collect enough of them you’ll start to think there must be something remarkable to do with them. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for inspiration. But first, you must know that […]

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25 Tantalizing Tea Leaf Reuses

By Liesl Clark 1) Tea: Reuse your tea leaves for….more tea! Just reinfuse. 2) Compost: Tea leaves make excellent fodder for your compost, tea bags and all. 3) Worm Food: Worms love used tea leaves as much as coffee grounds. 4) Eye Compress: Place cool wet used tea bags (or loose tea even) over your […]

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What To Do With Metal Screw Caps From Glass Bottles?

By Liesl Clark If you drink wine, you’ll know the caps I’m talking about. They also come on other glass bottled liquids, are made of aluminum and are never mentioned in municipal recycling lists. What’s a person to do with these things? Here are 5 options: 1) Recycle Them! According to most wine magazines and […]

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25 Topnotch Wine Cork Reuses

By Liesl Clark Wine corks have a natural mystique. There’s something attractive about those stoppers of cork once they’re released from a bottle of fine wine. And when you’ve accumulated a few, cork projects come to mind. One of the first DIY projects I made for my first home was a cork board out of […]

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