Friday, June 13, 2008

Frugal Friday

First let me say, "I need blog friends!", and I'm not ashamed to beg for them! So if your interested leave a comment. I really like commenting back! Also I need some friends for my side bar! Help!

Today at Biblical Womanhood, Crystal has been talking about her grandfather. So in honor of that here is my re purpose tip! We have been hang drying our clothes inside for about a month. Because our house is for sale and we thought a clothes line may detract from it. So all has been going well (except for the hanger bumps in shirts). Well I needed a place to store hangers. My mom has a fancy hanger holder which is the same design as mine. Only hers is plastic and was made for the job intended. Well guess what mine is? It's the bottom portion of my Pasta Rack! (Remember years ago when we were all making fresh homemade pasta.......that was 3 chicks ago) It works beautifully and is made of oak (i think) WOW!
Here it is without the case you were wondering.

The portion of the rack that was for drying pasta now holds drying water bottles! There's enough room for 4 water bottles and we have 4 chickadees!

Another tip I have is customize your laundry soap. I played with the recipes online and made up ours which works better than Tide or Ecos and cost pennies to make (our opinion).

Also I time our laundry that is in dryer ie. sock, underwear. I take them out when they are warm and ever so slightly humid. The heat from them finishes the drying of them while I'm folding.
Also, I found 12 hanger packs (used) at the thirft store for 50 cents. Better quality and 1/2 of what I paid at Walmart. We seem to damage hangers.Hmmmmmm.
So if you wanna be my bloggy friend, comment. I'll comment back.


Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

I love this idea.

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Amy said...

I will be your bloggy friend, LOL! :) I have a lot of fun meeting new people through blogging. I am the oldest of four girls, so I can relate to your family!

And your hanger rack is great! I have long "arms" on the wire shelving in my laundry room, so I keep mine there- kids' hangers on one, adults' on the other.

Joy said...

LOL! I'll be your bloggy friend too :) I love your ideas for hangers and bottles. Must show my hubby! I'm glad I bumped into you on through Frugal Friday,



BarbaraLee said...

Don't you just love it when your creativity bubbles through.

Lori... said...

Here's another bloggy friend! My name is Lori! I came here via Biblical Womanhood - I'm interested in your whole wheat chocolate chip cookie recipe, if you would be willing to share it. I grind my own whole wheat flour and haven't found a recipe that goes well. Thanks and look forward to reading more as time permits!

Jen said...

I'll be your bloggy friend, too! I love making new friends. You have some great frugal ideas, by the way! Our dryer just died a few days ago, I had clothing lying all over our basement. I plan to get a drying rack and see if I can do without.

Jen said...

You made your own pasta? I'm so impressed. So... repurposing items is one of my favorite things. Great creative use of what you already have. Keep it up!

I'm glad you stopped by my blog-home today. Hope you can visit often!