West Orange Energy Commission Green Tip

Fun Green Tip Survey from the West Orange Energy Commission

You do not have to be a senior to appreciate ways to save money by reusing household items.

Can This Be Reused?

Here are 10 household items that often end up in the trash.

Take this survey to see how well you know how to reuse them

by: Jeff Yeager | from: AARP | April 3, 2012


Eggshells can be used to:


Cure warts


Make coffee less bitter


Make hydrogen fuel


B and C


Banana peels can be used to:


Shine shoes


Remove nail polish


Fertilize rosebushes


A and C


Plastic soda bottles can be used to:


Reduce your toilet’s water usage


Decorate your deck


Substitute as makeshift dumbbells


All of the above


Some people swear from personal experience that potato peels can:


Make paint


Help naturally darken gray hair


Prevent acne


Keep ants out of the house





Fabric softener sheets can be used to:


Clean soap grime off bathroom surfaces


Keep bugs away from outdoor lighting fixtures


Keep books from smelling musty


All of the above


Newspapers can be used to:


Prevent and kill weeds in the garden


Clean windows


Dry out wet footwear


All of the above


Stale bread can be used to:


Keep cookies fresh


Thicken sauces


All of the above


None of the above


Pantyhose can be used to:


Keep potatoes and onions fresher for longer


Make a cheapskate soap-on-a-rope


Both A and B


Repair the hard drive on a computer


Aluminum foil can be used to:


Protect against mind control


Sharpen scissors


Prevent static cling in clothing


Both B and C


Human hair can be used to:


Keep deer away from the garden


Soak up oil spills


Add to the compost pile


All of the above


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BeeBee July 19, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Very entertaining but I'm having a hard time turning my head upside down to figure out the (unnumbered) answers. I'm definately going to try the hair darkening technique.


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