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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tightwad Tuesday

 
 
Tightwad Tuesdays
 
Do you feel like all you do is open junk mail and then toss it? Instead of tossing it. SHRED IT.
Yeah, invest in a low cost shredder and you can turn all that junk mail into stuffing for mailing packages or gift baskets  or packing fragile items to ship or store. I keep a few grocery bags of shredded junk mail and fill ziplock bags with the shreddings. I then put in the bottom of a gift basket and cover with tissue paper and then my gift basket items.
 
Apeanuts.gif (22381 bytes)nother idea you can do with those foam package peanuts is to use them in potted plants to help with soil drainage.  Instead of adding the traditional gravel to the lower 1/3 of the planting container, add unused foam packaging peanuts instead.  As a low weight, high volume alternative to potting gravel, you'll find your pots will weigh substantially less, making gardening a little less burdensome.   This volume drainage alternative also helps stretch valuable quality gardening materials for other plants. The insulation properties of the peanuts also help to sustain plant roots during cold winter chills