Don't Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew and Reuse to Make Things Last

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Macmillan, Dec 26, 2007 - House & Home - 386 pages
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Be Planet Friendly!

What should you recycle, renew, and reuse? Practically everything!
Is there a gadget graveyard in your house? Want to get the most mileage out of your electrical appliances? Tired of having to choose between paying high prices for repairs or good money for a cheap replacement? Well, no more! These savvy secrets help you make the most of your purchases-and your money-by making things last longer and work better. You'll discover:
-More than a thousand ways to maximize the value of everything you own, from furniture and fishing reels, to cell phones and ceiling fans, to iPods and earrings, and much more
-Practical, money-saving ideas for making things last longer-from giving batteries staying power to keeping a washing machine in top condition
-Fix-it-fast tips for making simple, inexpensive repairs when belongings go on the fritz
-Learn how to say good-bye to possessions when it's time, whether by recycling, donating, selling, or tossing
Don't Throw It Out by Lori Baird and the Editors of Yankee Magazine is packed with ideas to help you extend the life of your treasured possessions and keep your still-usable household items out of the landfill when you've decided you no longer need them.

 

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User Review  - pinky60 - Overstock.com

I first got this book at my local library and in the three weeks I have had it found it to be invalueable. There are manyways to keep things clean to make them last longer and many are so logical we ... Read full review

Contents

J The Kitchen
3
Furniture
45
The Bedroom
75
Socks
88
Miscellaneous Clothing
103
General Crafting
118
Digital Cameras and Prints
134
Computer Accessories
149
g The Bathroom
173
7 The Laundry Room and Cleaning Closet
205
Outdoor Sports and Hobbies
237
Lawn and Garden Accessories
273
Q The Home Workshop
305
Resources
359
Index
367
Copyright

Office Supplies and Equipment
162

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About the author (2007)

LORI BAIRD has been helping readers solve everyday problems for more than 10 years. She has written and contributed to many books, including Rodale's Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff and Yankee Magazine's Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs, and More. She lives in Astoria, New York.

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