October 27, 2016

25 Emergency Uses for Plastic Grocery Bags

March 16, 2016 aptprepper 7

  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 […]

5 Uses for Old Coffee Grounds that Really Work

September 8, 2015 aptprepper 3

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

April 6, 2015 aptprepper 6

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

January 2, 2015 aptprepper 9

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

September 27, 2014 aptprepper 1

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. […]

15 Ways to Repurpose Old Nylons

June 18, 2014 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Nylons aka pantyhose, stockings, tights or even knee highs are some of the most commonly discarded items. It is easy to ruin a pair of nylons as soon as you open the package.  Before you toss them out, you may be able to get some other uses out of them. If one pair develops a run on one leg, cut off that leg but keep the good one. When another pair springs a […]

Reusing Zipper Plastic Bags

November 30, 2013 aptprepper 8

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Part of becoming self sufficient is learning to make things last as long as possible, so you don’t have to keep buying replacements. I like the convenience of zippered plastic bags, but don’t like the expense.  I resisted rewashing them because they took so long to dry and there is a chance for mold during our humid summers.  So I figured a way to let them air dry the quickest way possible. […]