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Make your Own Cloth Grocery Bags out of old T-Shirts

One of my biggest pet peeves is having all those darn plastic grocery bags strewn all over my pantry.  I also hate that they take up room in the landfill, basically never disintegrating.  When I go grocery shopping (or any other store as well), I always try to remember to bring a cloth grocery bag with me.  Sometimes I forget and I’ll go without a bag if it’s just a few items and I can carry them.  The other day I went through my closet and discovered I had a bunch of old t shirts that had holes in them or some other problem.  I wanted to come up with a creative way to reuse them, and that I did! I made them into cute cloth grocery bags!  When Mr. Money first saw my finished project on the floor, he said “Oh! There’s that cute shirt I like of yours!” and as I hesitated to respond he noticed that I had cut it up and made it into a cloth bag.  I was glad I didn’t have to give away […]

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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

I had a question the other day from a reader regarding my opinion on dryer balls. Personally we don’t use them any more as we’ve been using vinegar as our fabric softener, but I know there are many people out there that use the infamous blue spiky dryer balls to fluff up their clothes without using fabric softener.  While I do think that they are better for your wallet because you aren’t purchasing fabric softener again, they also have been controversial on just exactly how good they are for you.  In fact, a post on TreeHugger claims: “What the manufacturers fail to mention, however, is that the the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material the supposedly “nontoxic” dryer balls are made of is one of the most poisonous plastics ever created, posing great environmental and health hazards in its manufacture, product life, and disposal. Kinda scary, right? It’s sad you are trying to save money and the environment by eliminating all those chemicals in our water and plastic fabric softener tubs in landfills or recycling centers but at the same time may […]

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