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National Curb Day Today! I'm so there.
I love this idea! I have a pile of stuff that didn't sell in my garage sale last month. Why not put it out on the curb and let the neighbors have it? Last time I put a refrigerator on the curb, it took less than an hour for two guys and a truck to grab it and run. We waved and wished them well from our window.
I'm doing this today!
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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 ... 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…
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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.