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Carpets in the beds

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

Do you have an old carpet at home that you don't know what to do with? Well, I read recently that an OLD CARPET makes a PERFECT "weed mat" for  use on garden beds!

You lay it in and around your plants within the garden bed and it blocks any weeds from growing through but because it is porous, it still allows water through for your plants.

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Be creative with paint

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Office Tips 
Think about how you can use old furniture before you just throw it away. You may have a spot for seating in your garden, or perhaps that old table, with a coat of paint could be lovely on the veranda.
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FINALLY - a good use for pantyhose

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

I cannot stand wearing pantyhose (and my commiserations to those that have to), so it is nice to finally put mine to good use.

A great place to use them is in the garden, which I did recently when I attached tree orchids to a stump in the garden. You can also use them to tie plants like tomatoes to stakes (keeping them straight and strong).

I have also been told pantyhose comes in handy to make potpourri 'sachets' but I must say, I haven't tried this one.

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Uses for used paper

Posted by Head Chiquita on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

We all have to start taking responsibility for our environment and one way to do this is to re-use paper. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Print on both sides of the paper and then shred and recycle what you can. Arrange for Mondi or similar company to fetch your used paper.
  • If you have children, cut up paper and staple the pages together to make small notepads. Recycle these when they've been used (but remember to take out the staple).
  • Give paper to schools in t...

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