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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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