November 27, 2017

Money Mondays: 24 Uses for Oranges – Never Waste Another Orange

Being able to reuse or re-purpose things instead of throwing them away can help you save money.  I’ve written many articles about avoiding waste and have even tried a few tips about other uses for citrus peels.  This article written by my friend Shelli who writes PreparednessMama.com goes even further and provides tips I have not heard of before.  You’re bound to find at least a handful uses you can try now.  If you have other uses we’ve missed, please […]

5 Bottle Uses in a Survival Scenario

I am always interested in reusing or repurposing common household items, especially in survival situations.  Below is an interesting article on emergency uses for  apartment and urban dwellers. 5 Bottle Uses in a Survival Scenario by Almo Gregor When you find yourself in a survival situation, it is vital that you use all of the resources at your disposal. One of the first actions I suggest is slowing down to assess the resources you have. This can be especially difficult […]

Reuse and Repurpose: Alternate Uses for Common Household Items

Reusing and repurposing items are great ways to save money and help the environment.  These skills can also come in handy during hard times or in a survival situation. The following infographic shows 38 clever uses for household items: Source:  https://www.cashnetusa.com/blog/38-alternative-uses-unused-household-items/  

50 Alternative Uses for Coca-Cola

  I found this infographic interesting so I thought I’d share it with you.  I’ve tried Coke as a marinade, as a Coke float (instead of root beer) and as a popsicle, but I have to admit I had not tried these other uses.  And, when I do try them I’ll be sure to let you know how it turned out! The infographic ’50 Alternative Uses for Coca-Cola’ is courtesy of Varooma

25 Emergency Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Plastic grocery bags are everywhere.  They can quickly multiply under the sink or in kitchen drawers if you keep hoarding them.   I see a few residents in our building don’t even buy large garbage bags – they just keep all their trash in plastic grocery bags and toss them in trash compactor.  You can even weave or crochet a rug using plastic grocery bag if you are crafty. Consider keeping a few […]

Don’t Toss them Out: 12 Uses for Fruit Peels

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com With the price of food so high these days, one of my goals is to avoid food waste, and have been finding interesting ways to grow vegetables from trash.  Spring is right around the corner and with it comes a huge variety of fruit.  I always feel bad about throwing away the peels so I started using them.  Consider these uses and you may start saving them as well. Potpourri:  Dry or dehydrate […]

5 Uses for Old Coffee Grounds that Really Work

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As you know I love a good cup of coffee in the morning and brew my own on a daily basis. I’ve learned how to brew coffee without electricity; I’ve even set aside coffee for emergencies to make sure I can get my daily dose.  But what do you do with the used coffee grounds? Here are 5 uses for used coffee grounds that really work: Make more coffee the next day. This […]

10 Ways to Avoid Wasting Bread

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in a hot and humid climate, I noticed that bread goes stale a lot quicker than when a lived in a dry area.   I always feel bad having to throw out stale bread so I started finding ways to make it last longer or re-purpose it.  Here are a few ways that have worked well for me:  Freeze it  If I have extra, I just keep a few slices on the counter […]

Emergency Uses for Old Socks

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Some of the most commonly thrown out items of clothing are old socks.  Even if you are careful about keeping them together, invariably, one will get lost.  Don’t throw them out – there are some good emergency uses for old socks.  I keep a bag of clean, mismatched socks for cleaning. Here are a few more ideas: Dusting Instead of using paper towels, save a few tube socks and use them for dusting. […]

Use Up that Mushy Watermelon – Watermelon Slushie

Every time I buy a watermelon half of it gets mushy in the refrigerator before it gets eaten. I end up throwing it away and I hate wasting food. Learning how to use leftovers is a good self-sufficiency skill and also a wise use of resources.

One day I decided to experiment with the leftover watermelon. I froze the mushy watermelon (seeds removed) chunks. […]

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