I know your always looking for new and efficient ways to store your jewelry. We've featured a lot of jewelry displays, but what if you don't want to keep all of your jewelry out, hanging up, etc. This great idea comes from Becky who uses bottles to separate and organize her necklaces.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Cleaning posts.
Keeping spaces nice and clean.
I have a lot of Speech and Debate trophies from high school. They fill up a few big plastic tubs in my parents' basement. They mean a lot to my nerd self and every year or so my folks ask if they can finally toss them out. Every year I just can't bring myself to do it. What do you do with collections with which you can't bear to part?
You know, our grand-parents and great grandparents didn't necessarily have high efficiency washers and dryers. They had time, the sun, the wind, and Borax. So, taking a few pages from their books, I came up with my brilliant new laundry plan that, believe it or not, will only end up costing me $30 a year.
Sure I could clean, but who wants to clean when you could be CRAFTING instead? Of course, if I never clean, I never get to do anything fun. To prevent the twitchy-eyed need-to-clean monster from taking over my crafting time, I developed these habits to trick my mind into thinking it's not really cleaning.
I seem to have run into an obstacle in my marriage, regarding recycling. My husband seems to be under the impression that it takes more energy to recycle a bottle, or can, or cardboard box, than it does to simply toss it in the garbage — and therefore, is not worth recycling, because it's creating more pollution than just tossing it.
So, I have some questions…
Restoring old stereoware is my new habit — but I often get stuck on the plastic knobs, some of which have gotten gnarly and faded. I'm here to find out what my options are to save these little doodads.