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1/11/11 8:57 P

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Thanks RHOADAN. I did use hot soapy water when I washed the ziplock bag, and froze my meat by laying the stakes out single layer in bread bags first. Then I left them in the bread bags and put them in the ziplock bag. I'm hoping that should keep them air tight, and double wrapped. Also, I tend to lose things in my freezer. I'm hoping I will keep them all together this way.

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1/11/11 2:07 A

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Be careful about reusing bags that had raw meat in them. At least one LJ user has discovered that s/he can't get them clean enough to avoid mold growing in them, and as noted by a blogger on Get Rich Slowly, ( www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2011/01/0
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1/10/11 8:57 P

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Those are some great ideas! I buy frozen chicken in the big plastic bags. Now that I'm looking at such things differently, I washed one out with hot soapy water and have a zip lock bag that's bigger than the gallon ones. I bought some small steaks on sale, BOGO, and froze them individually then put them all in the bag, leaving them in the bread bags I originally froze them in. Worked great.

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1/9/11 2:54 P

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I use empty vitamin bottles for disposing of sharps at home. I get my multivites at the local wholesale club, so these are big bottles. Basically, I'm looking for bottles with lids that are soft enough that I can cut a petal edged opening (basically three slits criss crossing at 60 degrees from each other) into them. It then takes a bit of work to force them open enough to shove the lancet through, but once that's done, I can glue down the lid so that the sharps aren't coming back out. I found that with the pill bottles, this works best with the non-child proof lids. With the bulk vitamin bottle, I remove the outer layer of the child-proof lid, and the inner lid can be carved appropriately.

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Rhoadan: This is silly, but after all my years of working with exacto blades--and I go through plenty of them--I'd never thought of using the meds bottles for disposal. I usually use them for seed saving.

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1/9/11 4:48 A

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Heh, I reuse the little orange medicine bottles that I get with my prescriptions. Some of the little ones make good portable sharps containers for travel,and I used a particularly long one as a case for some loose crochet hooks. Okay, the portable sharps container really only works, because I just have to dispose of lancets. They wouldn't be adequate for syringes.

I've also stored things like nuts and bolts in them.



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1/5/11 5:05 P

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I recycle most of my containers, but never thought about using the cracker wrappers. Every little bit helps!

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1/5/11 4:38 P

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Interesting, I really don't use much plastic and I have used the bowl and saucer quite often.

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No problem. It's perfectly acceptable to share links to outside websites as long as you are not affiliated with them or trying to recommend a product or service that would violate our community guidelines. This one is safe. :-)

Thanks for sharing! Interesting ideas!



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1/5/11 2:39 P

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I came across an article on frugal food storage and found some interesting ideas that I thought would be good to pass along. Nicole, please review this as I don't want to break any rules.

www.getrichslowly.org/blog/

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