Thursday, March 1, 2018

Darla's Discoveries - Tips & Tricks for Around the House


Tip #3: Recycling

I’m sure it’s no surprise I treasure paper seeing as writing is my great passion. That said, grocery lists get recycled for the next shopping trip and sometimes I even fold down the sticky part of a used Post-It note to jot something down on the other side.

Watching SO turn paper tea bag wrappers into origami gave me another idea. I use them for little notes!

I Think a Heart or Smiley Face Sweetens the Message
Can you guess who ended up cleaning the turntable?

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19 comments:

  1. You? I bet there are a zillion uses for everyday things. Right now, I'm imagining those square plastic containers litter comes in as refurbished cat beds. Half the lid opens and that bigger half could become a rain barrier or just a cover that sticks out over the hole. They could be covered with decorative wall or shelf paper or even painted. First however I need to find someone who actually buys that kind of litter in those buckets, so I can do it.

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    1. Got it in one! ~grin~ That reminds me of the bins my laundry detergent comes in, but that would be too stinky. Hmmmm... I don't know how you could get rid of it. Clever idea!

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    3. Oops, I only deleted my previous comment due to spelling errors, I didn't know it would show I'd deleted it! Here's the corrected version:

      Cat litter containers make perfect containers for growing vegetables! The best bell pepper plant ever was grown in one, I think because they heat up quickly. Drill holes on the outside edges, near the bottom, not in the bottom.

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    4. No worries, my dear. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. You did, right? I'm guessing that's about right. Our new microwave is self cleaning. It works too.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. You know it. ~grin~ Wow! I had no idea there was such a thing. We like ours, though, and it stays pretty clean with the plate and bowl covers purchased a while back, so I guess we'll hold onto it. Be well!

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  3. Shopping lists? But you can put that on your phone... (Although, I just remember what I need.)

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    1. I prefer written lists. ~grin~ And I still don't have a smart phone, though my new iPod Touch could be used for that, I'm sure. Be well!

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  4. I am guessing it was you despite the sweet note with the smiley face. :)

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    1. Yeah. ~grin~ I got tired of waiting for it to get done. That happens a lot.

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  5. I cannot believe that you do that with the teabags paper and post-it notes. Me, too! The smily face and hearts, I do that, too. I agree, it sweetens requests!
    What a great post, Darla. You inspire me!

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  6. That smiley face sure did the trick :-) I try to use scrap paper rather than throw it away.

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    1. Hahahaha... I think writers cherished paper more than the average person. ~grin~ Be well!

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  7. HAHA....was it easy? HAHA....I love paper. My friend T puts everything in the note section on her phone and on her calendar on the phone. I never do. I have a calendar hanging in the kitchen I write on, I write what I need at the store on paper.....and once a week, I clean out my purse! haha. Just like reading, I don't read on a Kindle or anything like that, I have like having a book! One I can hold, smell the paper, smell the ink.....that is what happens not only by being a writer but for someone whom spent many years in the printing world! Have a great day.

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    1. Great minds think alike. ~grin~ Things are good here. Hope you have a great day, too!

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