Tag Archives: recycling

Beat the High Cost of Dining-Room Chairs

It wasn’t until our old dining-room chairs were already kindling that I discovered how expensive new chairs would be. Sticker shock made me fervently wish I had first tried to mend the rickety ones with wood glue. That was thirty-three … Continue reading

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Create Tools from Unusual Sources

When I decommissioned my old vacuum cleaner a couple of years ago, I asked Jennifer if she could think of any other uses for its parts. She said, “Maybe the handle would work to turn off your water main control … Continue reading

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Repurpose Fabric for Cleaning and More

In response to last week’s 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. So … Continue reading

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Save Money with Sheet Rags and Bath-Towel Dusters

Using fabric instead of disposable wipes for household cleaning can save a lot of money while reducing the amount of trash going to landfills. Since each Savage Sister has her own favorite tip on the subject, we’ll both contribute to … Continue reading

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