Category Archives: Resourceful Recycling

Throwaway Eyewear

I hope the headline worked in getting your attention, because it’s not really true. No authentic Savage Sister ever throws anything away that still has life in it. But the pair of readers and its custom case featured in today’s … Continue reading

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Repurpose Fabric for Cleaning and More

In response to our post about sheet rags and bath-towel dusters, reader Hema wrote, “I would like to add that men’s cotton undershirts and children’s cotton diapers are quite absorbent, and I use them for cleaning.” Hema’s right. Using different … Continue reading

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No-Cost Paint Container

Joan, an honorary Fiercely Frugal Savage Sister, recently gave us a great idea for do-it-yourself painters. Husband Hank set out to touch up the fence, but the full gallon of paint was too heavy and awkward for him to manage. … Continue reading

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Increasing Wagon Mileage

Jennifer and I enjoy tool sales. While we understand that “cheap” often translates into “doesn’t last long,” we still gamble once in awhile. So does our friend Carmen. Several years ago, Harbor Freight Tools had a special on large wagons, … Continue reading

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Second Life for Chicken Wire and Lawnmowers

When Carmen got tired of looking at a pile of chicken wire that once surrounded an old poultry pen, she tried to squish it into small wads. “‘A Spade Is a Spade’ is what resulted,” she told us. “After that … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Clever Wood Stove Conversion

Carmen Davis-Stevens, our honorary Fiercely Frugal Savage Sister, recently sent us pictures of her stove-conversion project. Jennifer and I are impressed. We thought you would be, too. Carmen purchased an old wood-burning cook stove to use in her summer kitchen.* … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Door Magic

When our guest blogger Joan recently told us about her stepdaughter, a person after our own creative, recycling hearts, she bragged about one of Carmen’s creative projects. Fifteen winters ago when wind was blowing in under Carmen’s front door, she … Continue reading

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