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Items You Should Never Throw In The "Trash"



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!

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    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. - by WENDYJOHN1
    Both the dryer lint and the broken dish tips - excellent ideas!! - by HUMLADY1
  • 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! - by REEDSKI
  • when we lived in the house with the wood stove we used this trick and saved quite a bit - by ONESPOTLEFT

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