Lauren Ritz wrote:Question for the "reuse everything" experts. I have some pans that have been sitting around for years. The "non-stick" aspect has long since passed on. They are shredded, trashed, have been used extensively with metal utensils (which is the reason we now use cast iron exclusively) so probably not good for the thrift store. That's where most of my "still good enough" junk goes.
Larry Pobiak wrote:....one of my mini-blinds bit the dust, so.....;
5. Great garden plant labels. I use a carpenters pencil to write on them. The writing will not fade at all! Even years later they are just as clear as the day I made them.
Aimee Hall wrote:That is awesome M! I am certainly going to do this to any out of service blinds I get my hands on in the future! It is more work, but people throw SO much trash on the ground here, I get a lot of plant labels from just random plastic yogurt pots, coffee bottles, etc. The white ones do of course seem to work the best. I just keep losing my writing in the sun here! lol
Sorry - need to add one - don't accidentally leave it in a puddle for two days or the paper cover will swell and split. (I'll swear the puddle wasn't there when I put it down - gravity maybe???) That said, it still works, but I have to handle it much more carefully than if it hadn't gone through a wet/dry cycle!
The writing instrument to use on plastic row markers is a grease pencil, or what they now call china markers. The only caveats are don't touch the writing much because it may smear, and keep the pencil out of hot sun.
Marco Banks wrote:We were on vacation and needed clean clothes so we swung into a laundromat to do a couple of loads of wash. As we were waiting, I noticed a "perfectly good" drier sheet, just sitting there in the bottom of one of those wire-frame cart things that you use when you pull your clothing out of the drier. I grabbed it.
Then I saw another one, this time still inside one of the driers. I grabbed it.
Before we were done, I had gone through the trash can and found a dozen or so more.
Hey, they work for 2 loads of laundry -- you don't throw them away after just one trip through the drier!
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