Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 26, 2011

Alternative uses for coffee grounds from Curbly.com

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

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Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 21, 2011

Alternative uses for dryer sheets from Curbly.com

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Dryer Sheets

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Alternative Uses for Olive Oil: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Jul 19, 2011

Alternative Uses for Olive Oil - Cheat Sheet

As part of this month's emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we're giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today's download: Alternative uses for Olive Oil

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Bathroom Cleaning Cheat Sheet

By: Bruno May 05, 2011

Clean Bathroom Cheat Sheet from Curbly

This month, we're going to be doing a bunch of potty posts. As awkward as it sometimes is to talk about, the bathroom is a crucial room. Expect some roundups (sinks, shower curtains) and rants (bidets, why they're awesome). To start things… Continue Reading

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Home Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

By: Chrisjob Mar 23, 2011

created at: 03/23/2011

It's Spring Cleaning and Home Organization month on Curbly, and we're doing our best to make things manageable and easy so you can whip through the process and enjoy your clean home!

Over the last few weeks, we've been offering free, downloadble check lists and cheat sheets to make your spring cleaning efforts simple and effective. First, we shared a list of tasks and DIY, green cleaners for the kitchen, and last week, an… Continue Reading

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Bathroom Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

By: Chrisjob Mar 16, 2011

It's Spring Cleaning and Home Organization month on Curbly, and we're doing our best to make things manageable and easy so you can whip through the process and enjoy your clean home!

Last week, we shared a quick and easy kitchen cleaning cheat sheet and checklist, and we got great responses from our readers. So, this week, we're back with that other tough to keep up space: the bathroom.  

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Kitchen Cleaning Check List & Cheat Sheet

By: Chrisjob Mar 09, 2011

created at: 03/09/2011

You know when your house needs cleaning. Your spouse or partner, kids, friends, or worst, mother-in-law, may have a different opinion, but you know how much dirt and disorganization your home can handle. One day, you'll walk into a room, and say "Yep, it's time to clean." Maybe once a day, a few times a week, or twice a month, but it'll happen.


Then, a question remains: Where to start? We're here to help. Every… Continue Reading

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10 Marvelous Examples of Tea Bag Art

By: Diy maven Feb 23, 2011

created at: 02/23/2011

Have you seen Armén Rotch’s tea bag art yet?  (Pictured above if you haven't.) They look a little like pixilated landscapes that, apparently, smell heavenly. After seeing them, and falling a little in love, I was wondering who else was making art using tea bags. Here's some of the best I found. 

These first two are by Alejandra Villasmil. There's… Continue Reading

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How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

By: Chrisjob Sep 22, 2010

created at: 09/22/2010

Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country's biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room's worth of furnishing within a few blocks.

Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. I found this foldable outdoor table (and the mirror in the photo next to it!) atop a pile of trashbags...with the price tag still on. It was a tiny bit bent, but no worries...I had other… Continue Reading

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46 New Uses for Salt

By: Diy maven Aug 12, 2010

salt

Back in the day, salt held the same value as gold. It's no wonder civilizations waged war over it. Of course now we can find a container of Morton's at any grocery store, quick mart or pharmacy for a few cents, which is good, considering all the cool things this versatile… Continue Reading

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DIYable Apron Cheat Sheet

By: Diy maven Jul 09, 2010

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Cheat sheets can come in very handy, especially in the kitchen. This particular cheat sheet does double duty: it's protects your clothing and gives you advice on cooking times for vegetables as well as roasting, freezing and… Continue Reading

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Unusual Uses: Five Fresh Ideas for Christmas Lights.

By: Chrisjob Dec 09, 2009

Friends, it's 2009, and wrapping your holiday lights around a tree trunk and a few lower branches has simply been done.

Christmas Decorating Ideas: Twinkling Lights

So, if you're into trying something new, check out these five ideas assembled by Diane Rixon at DIYLife. The best part is - you probably already have most of what you need to try them out.

1. Paper Doily Wreath.

2. Cascade of lights.

3. Glowing hanging baskets.

4. Winter topiary.

5. Bright birds.

 

Check out the list here.

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12 Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub.

By: Chrisjob Dec 05, 2009

Vick's has been making it's mentholated topical ointment - VapoRub - since 1905, and it's covered the chests and ticklied the nostrils of North America ever… Continue Reading

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Impromptu Air Freshener for Small Spaces

By: Diy maven Nov 02, 2009

 

created at: 2009-11-02

This exceptional hint originated on an airplane. In its bathroom. Here's how the story goes: Recently, a traveller on a particularly puny plane noticed that the scent emanating from its one bathroom smelled pleasant, but not… Continue Reading

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12 Ways to Use a Tea Towel.

By: Chrisjob Oct 25, 2009

Studiopatro

Studiopatro is a San Francisco design studio that creates amazing typographic, nature, and geometric-inspired tea towel. Their work is so beautiful you'll want to do way more than simply dry dishes, and thankfully, they've offered twelve ideas to use tea towels in your life and decor.

  • Easy apron
  • Frame-able art
  • Line your tea tray
  • Protect your tender hands 
  • Dry fresh greens
  • Create a cushion
  • Give as gifts
  • Wrap as gift wrap
  • Line your bread… Continue Reading
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