25 Alternative Olive Oil Uses

There are many olive oil uses beyond what you might normally think of (cooking!). It's an incredibly versatile substance that you can put to good use in a lot of interesting situations. Here's how … 

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Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates.    Continue Reading

Free Download: Keep Your Home Clutter-Free With Our Handy Cheat Sheet

Free PDF download: Cheat sheet with tips to curb the clutter.
Someone (my father-in-law?) once told me there’s a difference between dirty and disorganized. And while that seems sensible (a messy bathroom is annoying, but a filthy bathroom is just gross), I can’t help thinking one thing usually leads to another. 

So, to help you keep your junk organized, and therefore make it easier to actually clean the spaces that junk might otherwise obscure, we’re offering you a free downloadable cheat sheet to help keep your home ordered and clutter-free. Continue Reading

Free Download: How to Keep Your Home Organized and Clutter-Free Cheat Sheet

created at: 03/20/2013Spring cleaning is all about airing scrubbing away the sediment of the winter, airing out your home, and getting things all nice and tidy for a whole spring and summer’s worth of welcoming guests and entertaining, staying efficient, and just enjoying a wonderful, clean home.

Of course, once you’ve gotten everything all tidy and fresh, you’ve got to keep it that way. So, we’re offering a free, downloadable cheat sheet to help you keep your home clean and clutter free.  Continue Reading

Alternative Uses for Vinegar: Free Cheat Sheet Download

Alternative Uses for Vinegar
This month we’re focusing on cleaning and organization, and we’re giving away a series of helpful cheat sheet PDFs from the Curbly library. So far, we’ve shared a kitchen cleaning cheat sheet, a bathroom cleaning cheat sheet, and a general house cleaning cheat sheet. Today we have one on “Alternative Uses for Vinegar”. Read on to find out how to download it!

Today’s download: Alternative Uses for Vinegar

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Alternative Uses for Baking Soda: Free Cheat Sheet Download

Alternative uses for baking soda (PDF download)
This month we’re focusing on cleaning and organization, and we’re giving away a series of helpful cheat sheet PDFs from the Curbly library. So far, we’ve shared a kitchen cleaning cheat sheet, a bathroom cleaning cheat sheet, and a general house cleaning cheat sheet. Today, we’re unveiling a brand new one: a cheat sheet with alternative and household uses for baking soda.

Read on to find out how to download it today!

Today’s download: Alternative Uses for Baking Soda  

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Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds: Free Cheat Sheet Download

Alternative uses for coffee grounds from Curbly.com

As part of this month’s emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we’re giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today’s download: Alternative Uses for Coffee Grounds  

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Alternative Uses for Dryer Sheets: Free Cheat Sheet Download

Alternative uses for dryer sheets from Curbly.com

As part of this month’s emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we’re giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today’s download: Alternative uses for Dryer Sheets

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Alternative Uses for Olive Oil: Free Cheat Sheet Download

Alternative Uses for Olive Oil - Cheat Sheet

As part of this month’s emphasis on thrift, recycling, and creative re-use, we’re giving away a series of alternative uses cheat sheets. These are simple, smartly-designed PDFs based on some of our most popular alternative uses blog posts. Print them out and put one on your pantry door, fridge, or in your junk drawer for easy access. 

Today’s download: Alternative uses for Olive Oil

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10 Marvelous Examples of Tea Bag Art

created at: 02/23/2011

Have you seen Armén Rotch’s tea bag art yet?  (Pictured above if you haven’t.) They look a little like pixilated landscapes that, apparently, smell heavenly. After seeing them, and falling a little in love, I was wondering who else was making art using tea bags. Here’s some of the best I found. 

These first two are by Alejandra Villasmil. There’s something about their minimalism that I find soothing, kind of like a cup of chamomile.  Continue Reading

How To: Make a Jewelry Organizer from a Secondhand Table

created at: 09/22/2010

Anyone who lives near a university or remembers their own college days can attest to the massive amounts of furniture that sit curbside during early summer. I happen to live near one of the country’s biggest, which possesses a huge post-graduate population, and thus lots of transitions year round. On any given week, you can expect to find an entire room’s worth of furnishing within a few blocks.

Of course, most of it is trashed and cheap laminate covered particleboard, but every once in a while, there are the gems. Continue Reading