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Items You Should Never Throw In The "Trash"

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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

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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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