I am always looking for ways to save money, and be greener! I'm sure there are countless ways to reuse soap dispensers, however, I came up with 12 easy ways to get more use out of them long after the soap is gone. Tip: Make sure that you thoroughly clean them before reusing. Just because it was filled with soap before, doesn't mean it's safe for edible items, or that it will not compromise other things you choose to put in it. 1. Flower Vase Soap dispensers come in different shapes, colors, and sizes. While the opening is not large, it's enough to put in one, two, or three flowers--and it doesn't matter whether they're real flowers or not, they'll add color and prettiness to any home decor. 2. Condiments Wash out old soap dispensers thoroughly, and they can be used for condiments like ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise. They don't take a lot of room in the fridge, and they are easy to pack for camping trips and picnics. 3. Hand Lotion It pumps out soap; it can pump out hand … [Read more...]
Mom Alert: Are You Aware of these 10 Dangerous Household Items?
Many products we use personally and in our homes are loaded with harmful chemicals that pose dangerous outcomes in our health and the health of our children. Being aware of and avoiding these harmful products is a good start to reduce and remove toxins from your home. Make sure that you always, always, ALWAYS read labels, and if you do not know what the chemical is, look it up! My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. - Hosea 4:6 10 Dangerous Household Items 1. Antiperspirant/deodorant contains aluminum (a metal) that blocks sweat from being released from the pores. Alternative health studies have linked aluminum as a cause for developing breast cancer, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's. Another harmful ingredient found in antiperspirant/deodorant is paraben. This is a synthetic preservative found in many body care products. These harmful ingredients are easily absorbed by the skin and it can cause early puberty in children, birth defects and organ toxicity. Triclosan is … [Read more...]
20 Ways to Reuse Old Socks
I am convinced that washing machines eat socks--or, there are little elves that steal them some time between going in the wash, and before they come out of the dryer!! It may not be the complete pair that goes, however, there is often at least one sock missing out of every load of laundry I wash. I am certain that I am not alone! So, when this unexplained phenomenon happens to you, don't get mad--get even! Take charge, and make it your mission to get creative, and make good use of your Lone Rangers! Or, less dramatic, just do it for fun! Either way, I hope you find these 20 ideas for old socks useful! Below are 20 fun ways to you can reuse old and newly separated socks: 1. Hand Puppet You will have to dig into your craft box and find eyes, yarn, buttons, felt or whatever you can find around your home to make a sock puppet. It would be interesting to see what kids can come up with designing their hand puppet. 2. Make an Animal Sock How about a monkey sock? You can find … [Read more...]