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7 ways to reuse polystyrene

Photo by Troy Bennett Maybe you have just received takeout in disposable foam containers or a package filled with packing peanuts. You may be wondering what to do with all that extra polystyrene. It’s not as simple as tossing it your

DIY tool organizer ideas

There’s nothing quite so frustrating and time-consuming as searching for specific tools while in the midst of a project, whether that tool is an adjustable wrench or your favorite garden spade. To solve this problem, people have come up

How to reuse paper

Paper can easily be tossed into your recycling bin, but consider the hierarchy of the “Three R’s:” reduce, reuse, recycle. If you find a way to reuse paper — whether it is office printer paper, paper bags or newspapers — you can give

How to reuse pill bottles

Photo by Sam Schipani Plastic seems inevitable in some aspects of our lives. For those of us with daily medication -- according to a 2013 study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, that includes 70 percent of Americans -- those plastic