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Reuse Large Ice Cream Tubs
I use the ice cream buckets to make Sun Tea You put the tea bags in the bucket of water and put it inside near a sunny window. A few hours later you have a nice tea, not too strong, just right. My nieces called it Tea in a Bucket.

 

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Use the Dollar Store for Shopping Sprees
Great idea. I also go to the thrift shops when I feel an urge to shop, normally find something that I need.

 

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Use the Dollar Store for Shopping Sprees
A comment on the $.50 bin a the Sal. Army Thrift Store. In Anderson, SC, the Goodwill Thrift Shop has four $.50 racks in each of their stores on Sunday. I buy my clothes there, nice name brands I wear like Sag Harbor.The clothes are in excellent condition. Ive...

 

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Sending Coupons To College Student
Great idea. I did the same with my college aged granddaughter. Get your daughter to learn the coupon rules of each store near her as all but 2 grocery stores near me double coupons every day in SC. My granddaughter lived in the Sorority House the last few years...

 

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Overcoming Boredom After Retirement?
Open your local newspaper and see who needs some volunteers. If no one is asking, just call some organizations and see if they would love to have you volunteer. I did that and finally chose just a few organizations. I also got involved in coupons, am still...

 

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Make Envelopes From Magazines
I agree with Jean & Maggie. I, too, am very chemical sensitive. I do make the envelopes from magazines and have done it for years, do it for my Christmas Newsletter. Everyone awaits my Christmas Newsletter each year for the colorful Christmas theme envelopes...

 

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Natural Sore Throat Remedies
Moonshine Jelly, made at the Maggie Valley Opry House in Maggie Valley, NC, owner is licensed to make and sell it, $10 for 1/2 pint. One teaspoonfull will stop a cough for 3 1/2 hrs. Ive used it and it shortens days you will cough. In a few days, the cough...

 

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Keeping Trash Bags in Place
I use the same idea, but recycle the waistband of a pair of pantyhose. I have not washed it as it is on the outside of the trash can and doesnt get dirty. It works well holding the bag in place.

 

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Removing Scratches From Wood Table?
I mix a little hot water with some instant coffee, making a paste. Then rub on the scratches and rub in well. Let dry. It will match walnut wood perfectly.

 

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Getting Coupons in the Mail?
Join a Yahoo Group called Coupon Loop. The moderator sends out coupons to each loop on Monday. The person receiving them, in the loop to which she assigns you, looks through the envelope, takes the ones out that they want and the ones that are almost expired...

 

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Wholesale or Salvage Food Vendors?
I live in Anderson, SC, go to church in Greenville,. SC. This week a lady told me about a place on Wade Hampton Blvd, in Greenville, called Save Mor or Save More - have a box sale every 2nd Saturday, $8 a box. She says the food goes quickly. Dont know what...

 

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Will My Husband's Child Also Receive SSI?
Go to SSA.gov. Most questions are answered there. The age of the child depends on whether he/she will receive a check. You can also call the 800# for Social Security. It will be in the phone book, blue pages.

 

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Finding On-line Grocery Coupons?
Put Coupons in the search box on your computer. Many sites will pop up. Pick the one you want, print the coupons and use them. In the Southeast, our stores dont take the coupons for free items from the internet, but take all the others.

 

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Cleaning My Leather Chair Removed Some of the Dye?
I have mixed up instant coffee with some hot water, a little at a time, making a paste. Ive used this to stain old wooden frames I got from a thrift shop. I think you could do this or use some tea to stain it back to its original color.

 

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Qualifying for Social Security Survivor's Benefits?
The readers are right, check with you Social Security Ofc. The phone # is on the phone book in the blue pages, or you can get the 800 # online. Most questions can be answered over the phone; in some cases, you can apply over the phone.

 

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Treating Leg Blisters?
I also had leg blisters. They were diagnosed as Cellulitis. They were infected, sore, horrible looking. I was sent to the Wound Clinic where the Dr. had the nurse wrap my leg with a salve on the bandage. I went home and started drinking more Aloe Juice which...

 

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Removing Pet Odors from a Rug?
When a renter had a indoor cat in my house who urinated on my rug, I sprinkled baking soda on the rug daily, let it sit a few hours and then vacuumed it up,. When I later had the house for sale, a prospective buyer asked the Realtor, in my presence, Did she...

 

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Keeping Carpet Clean?
I noticed when I had the artificial turf (green carpeting) covering my patio floor, just outside my den, the carpet inside was much cleaner. Walking over the artificial turf took the dirt off the shoes before entering the house.

 

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Re-dyeing Hair?
One bottle of hair color I bought looked orange was to be blonde. When I put it on my hair, it was actually orange. I used another bottle of blonde the next day, turned out fine.

 

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Problems Cashing an Old Money Order?
If you didnt get a copy of the money order, you may have a problem proving your case. But if you know where you purchased it, they have to keep a copy and can get it for you. Id first talk to the Bank Manager. Look at the tellers, and find out the name of the...

 

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Poverty as a Challenge?
When I was very low-income, I discovered that using coupons could get me many food and non-food items for free. Sometimes, I didnt even have to pay the tax on the non-food items if I had an overage with coupons. It was deducted from the other items. I only...

 

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Many Uses for Aloe Vera
Great ideas for Aloe Vera. I started drinking the Aloe Vera Juice, comes in a gallon with Vit. C. flavored powder packets. With it, I cleared up my cellulitis in my leg which Id fought for 5 years using rounds of antibiotics off and on. The Aloe Juice cured...

 

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