Instructables: exploring - living - saving http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Button Stash Management http://www.instructables.com/id/Button-Stash-Management/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:26:40 PST
Save Money on Water Bill http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-Money-on-Water-Bill/
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:12:51 PST
Refrigerator INSULATION http://www.instructables.com/id/Refrigerator-INSULATION/
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Thu, 9 May 2013 17:04:36 PDT
21 Ways to Spend Less and Save More Money http://www.instructables.com/id/21-Ways-to-Spend-Less-and-Save-More-Money/
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 18:39:34 PDT
Mega space-saving DVD storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Mega-space-saving-DVD-storage/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/1Y67/H672TO1C/FPQ1Y67H672TO1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/1Y67/H672TO1C/FPQ1Y67H672TO1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/1Y67/H672TO1C/FPQ1Y67H672TO1C.SMALL.jpg HelenaTroy I’m not so much “low-tech” as “no-tech” – my only power tool is a cordless drill (still fairly new) so I have to look for no-tech solutions to most problems.  This is my first Instructable, so postive criticism would be appreciated. I didn’t really have much option on this: I’m severely visually i...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 17:43:12 PDT
DIY Ceramic Pedestals in a Jiffy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Party-Pedestal-Trays-in-a-Jiffy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/TVRL/GYQFRL0E/FHLTVRLGYQFRL0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/TVRL/GYQFRL0E/FHLTVRLGYQFRL0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/TVRL/GYQFRL0E/FHLTVRLGYQFRL0E.SMALL.jpg bajablue People eat with their eyes first, so a visually-appealing presentation is extremely important.  Ceramic Pedestal Plates are a fun and whimsical way to jazz up your informal party table without breaking the bank!   Colorful mugs, bowls, plates and saucers are ideal for this DIY project.  They're in...
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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:58:04 PST
Wonderful World Draft Stopper http://www.instructables.com/id/Wonderful-World-Draft-Stopper/
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 18:57:01 PST
DIY bottle out of very common stuff in your house. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-bottle-out-of-very-common-stuff-in-your-house/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:55:27 PDT
Poor man's insulated windows. http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-mans-insulated-windows/
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Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:33:18 PDT
DIY extra window insulation using bubble wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-extra-window-insulation-using-bubble-wrap/
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Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:37:12 PST
Save heat, money, and energy with easy pelmets for your windows http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-save-heat-money-and-energy-with-easy-pelm/
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Tue, 25 May 2010 16:55:06 PDT
Saving money in college http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-money-in-college/
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Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:45:35 PST
Airline ultra light packing - Backpack replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Airline-ultra-light-packing-Backpack-replacement/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 03:36:31 PDT
How to use an AED http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-an-AED/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2009 19:15:01 PDT
Unconscious choking steps. (Red Cross) http://www.instructables.com/id/Unconcious-choking-steps-Red-Cross/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2009 17:35:10 PDT
5 Ways to Save Water http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Ways-to-Save-Water/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2009 17:21:49 PDT
Move Banquet Tables with a Single Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Move-Banquet-Tables-with-a-Single-Hand/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2008 06:35:49 PST
Find out where the money went! http://www.instructables.com/id/Find-out-where-the-money-went/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:45:27 PST
Baby steps -- and a few giant leaps -- towards saving http://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-steps-and-a-few-giant-leaps-towards-sav/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2008 15:25:17 PST
Saving your 'half-dead' batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Saving-your-half-dead-batteries/
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Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:14:43 PST
Gas Saving Tip http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-Saving-Tip/
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