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Ideas/ways to re-use/recycle "rubbish"?

Discussion in 'Trash To Treasure - Joys Of Recycling' started by sumi, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Aug 19, 2017
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Almost Self-Reliant

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    Extension cords can be folded & stuck inside the tubes, makes a great egg candler -- egg at one end & high power flash light at other.

    Garden -- cut long way & pry them around those new tomatoe plants next yr -- cutworm protection. Old panty hose legs are great if you need to use seven dust. Fill the leg, hang it among the plants and jiggle....the powdery fine dust gets all over those leaves. Fast & great coverage with little waste. Just walk & jiggle.

    I have a lot of the large pill bottles, always find a use for them! label & store. (From 5 yrs of mom living here).

    YES -- I recycle. It can get messy tho :hide My outside treasure piles can get large. But it is SURE a help for projects and emergency repairs! :cool:
     
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  2. Aug 19, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

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    That is so cool!
     
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    baymule

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    I love the farm trash sculpture. Makes me want a small welder. My barn is wired for one....
     
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    Toilet paper and paper towel tubes can be donated to any local zoo or humane society and to many pet stores. They use them for habitats for small animals, and also for toys. We always collected them.
     
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    Hinotori

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    So I saw a neat little picture of a basically free diy cell phone speaker booster.

    Needed was 2 empty water bottles and a toilet roll tube. One pair of scissors later plus 15 minutes for me to make my holes and cut off the bottle ends.

    It does work to amplify the sound and was free. This is going in the bathroom for my showers.

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    Old tried and true method, which I tested against was to put the phone in a bowl. My double sized bowls work best. Same volume increase.

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    lcertuche

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    I use to stuff them with dryer lint for fire starters.
     
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