Yankee Magazine's Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs & More: 1,001 Ingenious Ways to Use Common Household Items to Repair, Restore, Revive, or Replace Just About Everything in Your Life
Yankee Magazine's Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs & More
From milk jugs to egg cartons to mayonniase and more, your home contains an untapped gold mine of materials that you can use to solve problems, fix what breaks, or create substitutes for things you'd otherwise have to buy. The trick is figuring out what among these objects is treasure and what's trash. That's where Earl Proulx and the editors of Yankee magazine can help.
Drawing on their own creative ideas--and those of ingenious Yankees all over New England--they've come up with more than 1,000 clever ways to put common household objects to uncommon and valuable uses. The result is a book that will benefit you in five clear ways.
1. This book will empower you.
2. This book will save you money.
3. This book will make your life easier.
4. This book will reduce the waste in your home.
5. This book will entertain you.
Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs, and More provides no-fail ideas for every area of your home, and for many actitivites, from gardening to cooking, from travel to sports, and from crafts to games. Consider it your no-cost tool kit for all your needs around the home.
Throw out a candle stub, some sour milk, that leftover bag of cat litter? Not on your life!
You might think of these things as waste that's headed for the trash can, but there are hundreds of practical ways you can save money, time, and natural resources by reusing these and other common objects around your house. Follow Earl Proulx and the editors of Yankee magazine as they show you how to:
Make a soothing facial mask from cat litter
Cover up furniture scratches with a dab of iodine
Tun an old teacup, a sandwich bag, and some sugar into an elegant pin cushion
Clean car grease off your hands with olive oil
Unstick a window with the stub of an old candlestick
Clear a clogged showerhead with vinegar
Ant-proof your home with lemon juice
Make an attractive country picture frame from an old six-pane window
End static cling with hair spray
Stop foot blisters with duct tape
Keep bait worms fresh with coffee grounds
Make an earring holder out of window screening
More than 1,000 creative, fun, and ingenious tips
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