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1. Dryer Lint - Believe it or not, the lint that collects in your dryer actually makes a powerful , long-burning fire starter. Just collect the lint, place it beneath a pile of logs & kindling in the fireplace, & you’ve got an instant flame. While all types of lint will do the trick, cotton, wool, & linen fabrics do not produce excess odor or smoke. You’ll never have to buy fire starter logs or fluid again!
2. Broken Plates - While you might not be able to eat off your broken china, (con't) emoticon

you can still display your rockin’ tableware in an artful way—by creating mosaics! Collect the broken pieces & adhere them on any flat surface, such as tabletop or a picture frame, using grout from any craft or hardware store as glue. You’ve just turned inevitable clumsiness into a mosaic!

- Submitted by SRIVERS1 10/30/2010 in Around The House | 4 Comments
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WENDYJOHN1 11/2/2010 9:16:00 PM

    My son has just bought his first house and they have a fireplace as their main heat source. They haven't quite got the hang of getting the fire to start quickly yet so this may help them a bit. Thank you for the suggestion.
HUMLADY1 11/1/2010 1:10:00 PM

    Both the dryer lint and the broken dish tips - excellent ideas!!
REEDSKI 10/31/2010 12:39:00 AM

    My brother was a scout assistant leader. At a boy scout camp they learned to make fire with dryer lint, an 9-volt battery, and steel wool. We tried it at our annual 4th of July bon fire and it worked great!
ONESPOTLEFT 1/31/2011 6:48:00 AM

    when we lived in the house with the wood stove we used this trick and saved quite a bit

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