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Reuse Worn Cotton Socks
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Next time you find a hole in your cotton sock, don't throw it away; darn it!!  OK, if they are beyond darning or it just isn't your thing, at least save it to use the next time you need to clean your mini blinds.  Dunk the sock in your cleaning solution bucket, squeeze out excess water, put your hand inside the sock and wipe both sides on each blind piece in one simple motion.  The sock would also work to wash your car, polish your shoes, silver, furniture or when scrubbing your lawn furniture.

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Odor Control with Baking Soda
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Place an open box of Baking Soda in your refrigerator, freezer or inside your bathroom vanity, to absorb odors.

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Baking Soda uses in the Kitchen
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Remove red pasta sauce stains on your plastic containers by mixing baking soda and water in container and let sit overnight.

Freshen up your garbage disposal by pouring baking soda into your garbage disposal while running warm water.

Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of your kitchen waste basket, place your plastic bag in and it will help control odors.

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Reuse Shredder Basket
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When your favorite shredder no longer works, Reuse the  basket portion of the unit. Reuse as a waste basket, a container to hold paperwork, the kids toys, magazines or to hold recyclable items under your kitchen sink.

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Reuse Junk Mail
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For scratch paper, cut up mail that doesn't have writing on it and don't throw away the envelopes.  Use the clean back side of envelopes received in the mail for your weekly grocery list and store your coupons you plan to use inside.   Also check mail for blank return envelopes - put a mailing label over the clear opening and use it to mail a letter to a friend.  Shred any items when done that have any writing on them and turn in with your curbside recycling, to give them another use.

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Reuse Shoe Laces
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Next time you are cleaning out and throwing an old pair of worn shoes, if the laces are still in good shape, keep them.  Use to wrap around your yoga mat to keep it rolled up or your garden hose coiled neatly in the garage. Or when old towels or clothing are too stained or full of holes to donate, cut up and use as rags for those dirty jobs.

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