Rusty Wringer Washer
Wringer Washer Makeover
By Erin Huffstetler | 06/13/2019 | 1 Comment
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Shortly after we bought our cabin, some of our back-to-lander neighbors gave us a fully-functioning wringer washer that they were no longer using. After several years of doing everything the hard way, they’d decided to buy a modern washer and dryer.

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Uses for Corn Cobs
Uses for Corn Cobs
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/06/2015 | 4 Comments
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I’ve been shucking, blanching and freezing lots of corn lately, and that got me thinking about the cobs. I don’t really like to add them to our compost pile, since they take so long to break down, but throwing them away just feels wasteful. Were there other uses for them that I was overlooking? There...

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How to Recover a Lampshade
How to Recover a Lampshade
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/22/2015 | 3 Comments
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Thrift stores are full of lamps that are just begging for a makeover.

Thrift Store Lampshade Before

I mean, take a look at this vintage lamp that I found at a thrift store a few months ago. I was immediately drawn to the color and the...

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Washi Tape
Let’s Talk Trash
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/05/2015 | 9 Comments
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I’ve shown you many of the things that we’ve rescued from other people’s curb piles over the years, but I haven’t shown you what we rescue from our own trash. And that’s as much a part of how we save money. So, let me take you through some of the things that we’ve deemed too...

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How to Get Free Hangers for Consignment Sales
Free Hangers for Consignment Sales
By Erin Huffstetler | 04/01/2014 | 1 Comment
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I’m busy getting ready for another kids’ consignment sale, but really I’ve been getting ready for this sale since the last one. To avoid paying for hangers or giving away our “good” hangers, I’m always on the lookout for free kids’ hangers. Here’s how I manage to round up enough for each sale:

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