Tuesday, November 10

Green Tip Tuesday


Yet another idea of mine.... since this blog is also suppose to have lots of green tips and ideas.... I will post some as well as link my daily articles that I write for Hidalgo Metro, a local e-zine.

Today's tip comes from my hubby! I love this man to death. He was born in Corpus Christi and grew up with his daddy and other close family members, no female figures, but he is so crafty and feminine. He can't leave the house without his gel, clean socks and looking in the mirror!

So, I started crocheting recently and I had all my supplies in a small messengar bag that I received for "FREE" by donating a $1 to Hot Topic at my recent visit... I bought my halloween costume there! I also had all my recycled bags and plarn (plastic yarn) stuffed in another plastic bag. While I was working on a project... my first one, hubby gets up out of his chair while watching T.V. and goes to our bedroom. Me thinking what is he doing? but not saying anything. He walks back with a wipes box. A couples minutes later I had been complaining and telling him how my grandmother use to stuff everything into a bag and her yarn would just roll around everywhere. So, that's what he went to go get the wipes box for.

He handed it to me and said, "throw your plarn ball in here!" OIC! "You're a genius" I tell him.

Wipes boxes can be used to store other things as well. You can use them as a crayon box, tissue box, recipe box, pencil case, cotton ball container and more! Randi at ScrapFriends suggests to use them like this:

If you are really handy and crafty you could cut out a hole on the side so you have easy access to them. And like I said, you can use them as a tissue box, you know how most tissues come in cardboard boxes and there is always a time when it will fall in the sink or get wet somehow. A wipes box is a great way to help prevent this mishap. And you know how you have those scraps of material that fall under your sewing machine or under your bed. Well, grab them and shove them in a wipes box and there they'll stay. And speaking of recycling. You can use them to hold your yarn and keep it from rolling away. And if you are tired of that awful plastic bag holder in your kitchen you can swap it for a wipes box... just make the outside a small paint project to cover up the lettering in front. And speaking of kitchen... Do you have an cabinet with an odd hieght? You can't put cereal boxes, and when you try to stack there isn't enough hight to it? Too short or too tall? I have a green friend who uses wipes boxes to store her sugar, flour, brownsugar and other baking goods. She has one with all her vanilla and food coloring as well. She even has one in the fridge for ketchup and mustard packets! Tada.... wipes boxes can easily stack ontop of one another. How clever, right?!

1 comment:

  1. This is brilliant! Yea for you and the hubby. We have so many of these boxes, despite our efforts to buy refills most of the time! I love an opportunity to re-use them.

    I've been wanting to start crocheting myself -- so double yea for you!


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