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Wow!! What a great idea. I'll put my stuff out for Curb Day.
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Friday, May 15 2009
Curb Day: How to empty your house of old junk (this Saturday)
(Photo: Jim Green/Getty Images) Want to ditch your unwanted possessions and find new treasures, too? Try the first national "Curb Day" this Saturday, May 16, when, thanks to the effort of one man with a penchant for trash, people around the country will swap old but useable stuff by leaving it curbside for passersby to pick up, take home, and make their own. What better way to put into practice the green mantra: Reduce, reuse, recycle? It may take time for Curb Day to catch o... More on this story >>
"Jeff, can't we at least celebrate the holiday before you eat the decorations?" I've heard that more than once from my long-suffering wife during our 26-year marriage. You see, cheapskates like to celebrate Halloween and other holidays just like everyone else. But we grimace at wasteful rituals like throwing away a perfectly good pumpkin after using it for only a few days as a decoration. Americans buy more than one billion pounds of pumpkins at Halloween, and the vast majority of those end up in the trash. But at the Green Cheapskate's house, we eat our jack-o-lantern, every last bit of it. While some particularly meaty varieties of pumpkins are specifically grown to be eaten (including Sweet Jack-be-Littles, Cheese Pumpkins, Sugar Pumpkins, and some delicious heirloom vari…
For those of
you who don't know what washing soda is, it is the BEST stuff for
cleaning sterling silver. Put a tablespoon in a bowl lined with aluminum
foil then add hot water. Just drop in your sterling silver pieces and
it starts to fizz away. Leave on for about 5-10 minutes then take out
and rinse in cold water.
Every year at about this time I start having crazy delusions of sewing handmade gifts for all my friends and family. And then I look at the calendar and count down the actual number of days I have to get all these projects done—and I panic. Why didn't I start making things in July? What was I thinking? But then I get hold of myself, calm down, and make a realistic game plan. I decide to focus my handmade gift list only to the people who will appreciate it most like my crafty friend…