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  1. Thread: September Purge

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    The problem with them is the hole in them, which...

    The problem with them is the hole in them, which is made for you to put your hand/arm through. These are made for commercial bakers, so I would expect they'd work with anything. They aren't pretty...
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    I found that deliberately planned reuse/leftover...

    I found that deliberately planned reuse/leftover meal worked best... my menu plan is a pattern, not specific meals. I deliberately make a double sized veg dish on Monday and use the remainder on...
  3. Thread: Dishwasher soap

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    Also use 7th gen powder. And Ecos rinse aid. I...

    Also use 7th gen powder. And Ecos rinse aid. I squirt one squirt of the rinse aid in once a week, that’s it. We have a lot of iron crud in our water or I wouldn’t use a rinse aid at all.
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    Yay I was right! I haven't seen or thought about...

    Yay I was right! I haven't seen or thought about those for a long time...

    https://www.dutchbulbs.com/product/Giant_Canna_Pretoria_with_Variegated_Foliage?

    I was surprised, they supposedly grow...
  5. Thread: Hello everyone

    by NewGig
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    Glad to see you here! What's in those granola...

    Glad to see you here!

    What's in those granola bars?

    I've been making the oat cake, a/k/a "flapjack" from FrugalJo's YouTube channel.
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    In my very uneducated mind I said, “they’re canna...

    In my very uneducated mind I said, “they’re canna lilies.” But I have no idea if I’m right or not?
  7. We bought a Breville smart oven not too long ago....

    We bought a Breville smart oven not too long ago. Our range is slowly dying. Our toaster did. We decided to try the Breville as an in between idea. If it worked? We’d buy a stove top and built in...
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    'i have a really good friend whose brothers live...

    'i have a really good friend whose brothers live on Cranberry. His family had a summer house there forever.
  9. Thread: September Purge

    by NewGig
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    Hm. I use a baker's pad for everything. Once you...

    Hm. I use a baker's pad for everything. Once you get used to putting your hand/arm thru the hole, it works great. Not pretty or artistic, but functional and I've had 2 of them in 20? years or so......
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    Catherine, I love Chelsea Green. Got the 4 books...

    Catherine, I love Chelsea Green. Got the 4 books I ordered this week. Hadn't thought to do a heads up about the sale...
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    I have a forsythia hedge on one edge of the lawn....

    I have a forsythia hedge on one edge of the lawn. I like them because they require next to no maintenance but look nice most of the year.
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    Questions for Anyone...

    Have you always been interested/inclined towards minimalism, frugality, less is more, DIY, or ? If you changed directions, what prompted that change?

    Me? I've always been interested in saving $...
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    It was gorgeous and heavy. Must have been for the...

    It was gorgeous and heavy. Must have been for the formal dining table because it was > 6' long and about 2.5 feet wide. Weighed a lot. I had no idea what to do with it. Too big to put on a wall, even...
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    It is a piece the same shape as a carpet runner,...

    It is a piece the same shape as a carpet runner, but to be put on a table. The German silver was little bits of metal, folded over netting, in a pattern of silver/nothing.
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    I like this idea quite a lot! But it really...

    I like this idea quite a lot!

    But it really won't work for me, because every room it's the same thing: deal with the boxes of excess stuff stored in the room.

    Sigh.

    Okay. My goal related to...
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    Many times, no. There are people who do. They...

    Many times, no. There are people who do. They sell shiny items and/or work their booth extensively, once a week, or more. Mine is 45 minutes from here and so I don't get there often enough. When I do...
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    There are ways to vet people selling things for...

    There are ways to vet people selling things for you. The easiest is probably looking for state professional organizations. If someone is a member of the state auctioneer's association, has their...
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    Terry, Yes, I could have made more selling the...

    Terry,

    Yes, I could have made more selling the items myself. It's the type of thing I used to sell at flea markets. But I'm not doing flea markets because of COVID. The last time I did an outdoor...
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    Lightning. Where I grew up was on a peninsula....

    Lightning. Where I grew up was on a peninsula. Because of the geography, storm clouds were mostly blown out to sea. Lightning was something that happened at a distance. DH grew up in the midwest and...
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    Jane, I make rhubarb sauce with mine. I like the...

    Jane, I make rhubarb sauce with mine. I like the contrast of the sweet & sour. ! C sugar, 3/4C water. Put in a pan and simmer until all the sugar dissolves and it isn't grainy when you stir the...
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    My favorite NEW way to purge stuff! !

    I've been sending things to auction for the past 2 months. The advantages are that I don't have to handle (whatever) again and we get a little $ back. (It's all going against debt.)

    I have sent...
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    Wood stove ashes and water supposedly work...

    Wood stove ashes and water supposedly work although I've never done it.
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    Should be able to get into the smaller storage...

    Should be able to get into the smaller storage unit this month. Will save us about $50 a month.
  24. Thread: Sheets

    by NewGig
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    I buy sheets 1 at a time, as we need them. I...

    I buy sheets 1 at a time, as we need them. I culled the collection to 2 sets per season: winter/flannel and hot weather/cotton. I intend to make an extra large flat sheet, the next time one of the...
  25. Thread: February purge

    by NewGig
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    Used up a stack of backer boards, yay! Those are...

    Used up a stack of backer boards, yay! Those are the cardboard inserts in comic book/magazine sleeves which help market them. I had a chunk stuck in a bookcase from the last time I prepped...
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