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You have your own shopping bags and your reusable water bottle, but here's 10 things you didn't know you could also buy reusable – to reduce your household’s waste and conserve natural resources. Photo: Reuseit.com Eliminate static and soften clothes in the dryer – and get rid of your single-use dryer sheets – with Reuseit.com’s reusable dryer sheets. These reusable cloth sheets are hypo-allergenic, making them perfect to use with infant clothes or for people with skin allergies, and can be used in up to 500 laundry loads. READ: Green Buyer’s Guide to Washers and Dryers
Ready to go green? Then say goodbye to your old grocery bags by melting them into something cute. Afterall, plastic is the new plastic, right? Skill Level : Beginner to Intermediate Needed: * plastic grocery bags (Target bags work best) * Parchment Paper * Fabric for handles and decor (optional) * Iron We’ll be fusing layers of old grocery bags together to create a stronger “fabric” for our new bags. Let’s get started! 1.
Last week my sister-in-law was telling me about these travel toothbrush holders people are making out of wash cloths and ribbons. I told her I would be happy to make her one, so I took a look at a few tutorials and then decided to do something similar but different. You see, I didn’t have any nice, thick wash cloths and decided I wasn’t going to go out and buy any for this project. I tried to figure out what I could do with a hand towel and some scrap fabric. Have you ever tried to come up with a design for something and then proceed to make 5 different versions of the item just because you aren’t sure exactly what you want or what will work? Well, maybe that is just how the design process works for me.
All my closest friends know that I ( Chanel ) am forever on the search for the perfect, chic lunch box. And believe it or not, a lot of the prettiest and well-designed carriers out there are super expensive. So with this personal challenge in mind and with Picnic Week in the air, I was inspired to create my very own reusable lunch bag. Taking my pattern directly from the handy-dandy, classic paper lunch sacks that I predict will be around forever and ever, I put together this canvas version that’s reusable, washable and most of all, super pretty .
Before you pack away your summer clothes for the winter, you might want to set one of your tank tops aside to make one of these easy totes. The best kind of tank tops to use for this project are ones that have front and back necklines that are the same height—or very close. Otherwise, your tote bag will be lopsided. The brown tote is reversible, so the pockets can be on the inside or outside. I made that tote small because the straps were thin and wouldn’t hold a lot of weight. The magenta tank top had a gathered neckline in front and back, so a gathered bottom was ideal.
Have you ever had too many cards that your wallet can handle? Be selective and get only those cards that you might be using in a particular shopping mall but end up they were the wrong one? Or, may be just forgot to “update” the cards in the wallet on your next trip? Can’t find the cards you thought you have already put into your wallet? Sounds familiar…..