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Reusing rubbish for useful things

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Oodear Fri 10-Apr-15 18:18:28

I've spent all winter making kindling out of newspaper /card , no idea what to use it for now as I've got a stockpile already!
We also use paper for animal bedding and in the compost.
Yoghurt pots & toilet rolls for seeds , lolly sticks and milk containers for plant labels.
Dryer fluff for fire lighters (got that from here)
Now I'm after more ideas!

lilacclery Fri 10-Apr-15 22:36:33

Does the dryer fluff thing really work?
If you get a paperlog maker you could make them for your fire. I used to before I went back working full-time and had second child

Oodear Sat 11-Apr-15 08:43:24

I've done that before and have a stick pile.
Yes dryer fluff goes really quick

IpsyUpsyDaisyDo Mon 13-Apr-15 22:13:21

I make crisps out of vegetable peelings - potato, parsnip & carrot.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 15-Apr-15 09:05:01

Thos charity sacks they put through the door make good bin bags. I never have anything to donate.

Apparently egg shells can be boiled in water and left to steep overnight for plant food. Trying that this weekend.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Tue 26-May-15 11:00:26

I do the charity bag thing grin

I keep coffee jars (posh ones I ask friends for and from toddler group) and use for money jars/tea/coffee/sugar the possibilities are endless smile was going to buy glass pens/paint to get children to decorate as gifts for family but didn't get round to it.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Tue 26-May-15 11:02:33

also I reuse any packaging for when im selling on eBay - also use binbags and carrier bags.

Don't have a bin I use carrier bags. and use them for toilet bin.

SurlyCue Tue 26-May-15 11:11:34

I use plastic trays that things like strawberries/sausage rolls come in for paint trays for DCs.

The net that oranges come in can be scrunched up and used as a scourer.

Paper/card to write notes and shopping lists on

My cat has claimed the plastic ring from milk cartons as his toys. He weaves through my legs when i go to the fridge in the hope of getting a new ring. He stores them under the sofa. hmm grin

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