Remember this little sweater that became a cardigan? Well it’s too small for kid #6 and has a few stains here and there which makes passing it down to younger kids a no-go. Time to trash that striped number, right? Wait! Don’t toss that! With a little Edward Scissorhands love, that sweater or cardigan can yield mittens … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend: Make mittens & hats from old sweaters!
How many of you have wound up with one of those freakishly large calculators or remotes from the dollar store? Kid #2 proudly came home with the calculator version and it lasted all of a day before it cracked in half on the first drop. Time to toss that bad boy, huh? Wait! Don’t toss that! … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend: Busted Calculators & Remotes
How many of you are stocking up on Halloween candy? It’s the usual drill of buying bags, emptying treats into a bowl by the front door and then recycling the empty bags, right? Wait! Don’t Toss That! Those bags got the candy to your house just fine – why not put them to use to … Read more What Not To Toss: Halloween Treat Bags
My seven year old daughter is crushed: her Tangled lunch-box-purse-thing is toast. Frankly I’m surprised it lasted this long. My daughter loves–LOVES–this little box, but is terrible at putting it away. So in the last few months it has been stepped on, knocked down the stairs, left outside and dumped in the toys box dozens of times. … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend #4: The Busted Lunch Box
Today’s post is brought to you by my ten-year-old son who managed to put not one, but two holes in his cheapie just-for-the-summer shoes that I bought two weeks ago. Really kid? Not even a month of wear? Just as I started into Mom Lectures 15 & 18: Money Does Not Grown On Trees and You Need To Take … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend #2: Shoes With Holes