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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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New lease on life for flip-flops

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

I was looking up some ingenious ways to recycle! recently and found some interesting reinventions for flip-flops. The one I liked the most was using them to cushion the underpart of tables and chairs to prevent them from scratching wooden floors.

Sounds like a good plan to me.


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Toothbrush holder without costing a mint

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Recycle & Reinvent 

Looking for a refreshing alternative to throwing away your toothpaste tubes? This easy do-it-yourself project upcycles your empty tubes into a simple toothbrush holder. Recycling materials like these are a great way to reuse without costing a mint.
Click here to find out how.


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Make a decision then and there

Posted by Head Chiquita on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Office Tips 

We are all inundated with mail (snail mail or email) and we generally leave it to pile up until it is spilling out all over the place. This can be avoided if you make an immediate decision about what you need to do with each piece of paper or email.

When you get the post, open the envelopes immediately, toss the ads you don't want in a recycling bin and place the accounts to pay in a designated spot.

For emails, delete as you go and move them into folders per the subjects (e...


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