Friday, April 20, 2012

Frugal Friday Link Up--Earth Day is April 22

With Earth Day right around the corner there is information all over the internet (and tv and magazines etc) on ways to save the earth.

Recently our city started taking part in the recycling for points with  I've been a member of recyclebank for some time, earning points for taking quizzes, watching videos, making pledges etc.   I've really learned about a lot of things that are recyclable that I didn't know about!
I am even taking plastic bags to the grocery store for recycling.  I've seen the cans there but never put any thought in to it.   I do use some plastic grocery bags to crochet with, as well as use them for trash bags in the smaller trash cans.  I hadn't, however, thought about the bread bags, newspaper bags, and others.  These are all being sent for recycling through the grocery store.

I've been feeling a lot better about our recycling efforts.

Another thing is what I am learning by sharing things from the 99 Cent Solutions book.  It's been enlightening to know the everyday items that can be used for so many things.  No need to go buy something special, and mostly no need for the unneeded chemicals!

This week I am sharing 3 uses for Tomato Juice from the 99 Cent Solutions book:

1.  Freshen a fridge.  Use undiluted tomato juice on a sponge to wipe down the shelves and walls in your fridge.  Rinse with a warm rag.  If the odor was bad, maybe due to a power outage, you will need to repeat once more.

2.  Clean a cooler.   Pour in a large can of undiluted tomato juice into the cooler and rub it up the sides of the interior and the lid with a sponge.  Close the lid and let it sit for a couple of days in a cool place.  Rinse, wash with dish soap and water and dry.  For an extra added measure, sprinkle a little baking soda in it before you put it into storage.

3.  Soothe a sore throat.  The acids in tomato juice take the sting out of a sore throat.  Use 1/2 cup tomato juice and 1/2 cup of water, and add a couple drops of hot sauce.  Gargle with this mixture several times and the burning will subside. 


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