Another Use for... 101 Common Household Items

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ANOTHER USE FOR... has a 10 page index making it easier to find the solutions to household problems. Common household items are listed alphabetically, followed by five to ten additional and often surprising uses for that item. Beginning with ALCOHOL (to remove grass stains from clothing), ALUMINUM FOIL (to wrap doorknobs before painting to avoid drips), to WAX PAPER (to rub across closet rods for easy-sliding hangers.) You will be amazed at the ingenious ways you can use the ...
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ANOTHER USE FOR... has a 10 page index making it easier to find the solutions to household problems. Common household items are listed alphabetically, followed by five to ten additional and often surprising uses for that item. Beginning with ALCOHOL (to remove grass stains from clothing), ALUMINUM FOIL (to wrap doorknobs before painting to avoid drips), to WAX PAPER (to rub across closet rods for easy-sliding hangers.) You will be amazed at the ingenious ways you can use the ordinary things you have at home.
Whimsical line drawings add a touch of humor to this clever compendium of handy suggestions for recycling, reusing or repositioning common items. Frugality is the watchword. This book should help throwaway habits and strike back at planned obsolescense.

A thoroughly practical and entertaining guide to recycling, reusing, and respositioning ordinary household items. Both trivia buffs and devotees of household hints will have a field day with this handy little book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931863254
  • Publisher: Book Peddlers
  • Publication date: 9/9/2004
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 1,065,267
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 7.35 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

A
Address Stickers 1
Alcohol, Rubbing 1
Aluminum Foil 2
Ammonia 6
B
Baby Food Jars 7
Baby Oil 8
Baby Powder 9
Baby Wipes 10
Bags, Brown Paper 11
Bags, Mesh 12
Bags, Self-Closing 14
Bags, Plastic 15
Baking Soda 20
Balloons 22
Basting Syringe 24
Berry Baskets 25
Bleach 27
Bottles, Plastic 28
Buttons 32
C
Candles 32
Cans 34
Cardboard Tubes 35
Carpet Scraps 38
Cassette Tape 39
Chalk 40
Clothespins 41
Coffee Filters 43
Colander 45
Corks 46
Cotton Balls 46
D
Dental Floss 47
Dish Drainer 48
E
Egg Carton 48
Emery Boards 50
F
Fabric Softener Sheets 51
Food Coloring 55
G
Gloves 55
H
Hair Dryer 56
Hair Spray 60
Hangers 61
Hoses, Garden 63
I
Ice Cube Tray 64
Ice Cubes 64
K
Kitten Litter 66
L
Laundry Baskets 67
Lemon Juice 68
M
Magnets 70
Mayonnaise 72
Meat Trays, Styrofoam 72
Milk Cartons, Waxed 73
Mister Bottles 76
Muffin Pans 77
N
Nail Polish 78
Nail Polish Remover 82
Newspaper 84
Non-Stick Spray 86
Nylon Stockings 88
Nylon Netting 90
O
Oven Cleaner 91
Oven Mitts 92
P
Paintbrushes 93
Paper Clips 95
Paper Plates 95
Paper Towels 96
Petroleum Jelly 98
Photographs/Photo Album 100
Pillowcases 101
Pizza Cutter 103
Plastic Lids 103
Plastic Mesh Canvas 105
Potato Chip Tube Cans 106
R
Rubber Bands 106
S
Salt 108
Shampoo 109
Shaving Cream 110
Sheets 110
Shoulder Pads 112
Shower Caps 113
Shower Curtain Hooks 113
Shower Curtains/Plastic Tableclothes 114
Soap 116
Socks 117
Sponges 120
Squeegees 122
Steel Wool 122
Straws 123
T
Tape, Masking 124
Tape, Reflector 125
Tape, Transparent 126
Tennis Balls 128
Toothbrushes 129
Toothpaste 130
Toothpicks 131
Towels 133
Twist-Ties 135
V
Vegetable Peeler 136
Velcro 136
Vinegar 137
W
Wading Pools 140
Washcloths 141
Wax Paper 141
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