Don’t Throw That Out

Courtesy of Frugal Living [http://frugalliving.about.com]

Old Baking Soda

Uses for Baking SodaBlair Christensen
Use old boxes of baking soda to make homemade cleaners with loads of scrubbing power:

BreadFlickr user How_Can_I_Recycle_This

Use stale bread to make croutons, stuffing, French toast or another recipe where dry bread works well:

Soap Slivers

Soap SliversPhoto © Flickr userLast_Hero

Round up all of your soap slivers. Then, melt them in the microwave, and form them into a new bar of soap.

Tip: Use a coffee mug as a soap mold, and you’ll end up with a fancy, round bar.

Mesh Produce Bags

Mesh Produce BagsPhoto © Flickr userThirteen_of_Clubs

Save the mesh bags that oranges, onions, potatoes and other produce come in. Then, use them as pot scrubbers when you’re washing dishes.

Newspaper Sleeves

Newspaper SleevePhoto © Flickr userjaycoxfilm

Use newspaper sleeves as disposable work gloves, pooper scooper bags or as yarn for your next crochet project:

Old Spices

Spice JarsPhoto © Flickr usermeiburgin

Simmer a pot of old herbs to freshen your house or use them to fragrance your homemade cleaners. <ul

Crystallized Honey

HoneyMorguefile user keyseeker

Overtime honey tends to get thick and cloudy, but that doesn’t mean that you need to toss it. Learn how to restore honey to it’s original consistency, and enjoy every bit of what you paid for.

Old Clothing

Old ClothingPhoto © Flickr usericedtia
Cut up old clothing, and use the fabric and buttons in your craft projects.

Ice Cube TraysPhoto © Flickr userjen_rab

Use extra ice cube trays to freeze leftover broth; to store homemade baby food; or to organize your jewelry collection.

Dinner Scraps

Dinner ScrapsPhoto © Flickr userThe_Suss-Mann_(Mike)

Start a container in your freezer for meal scraps – a couple bites of of meat, a few spoonfuls of vegetables. Then, cook up a big pot of soup every time you fill it to the top.

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