You can make a lunchbox out of a milk carton. All you need is a gallon plastic milk jug, scissors, a knife and a marker. Check out this website for instructions and how-to photos.
If you don’t have any coconut oil on hand, you may want to get some. This oil has many frugal household uses. You can use it to make homemade deodorant, toothpaste and a leave in conditioner as well as use it to fight acne or as a bug repellent. For more uses or to get deodorant and toothpaste recipes, visit http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120418/entlife/704189701/.
Egg cartons can have many uses in the home. One idea is using them to wrap a gift. Give a year of monthly-themed socks to kids. Roll each pair tightly and stuff into a section of the empty egg carton. Here are some monthly sock ideas:
January: White socks for starting the year fresh.
February: Valentine’s or red socks.
March: St. Patty’s or green socks.
April: Easter or spring pastel stocks.
May: Flowered socks.
June: Any summery color.
July: Red, white and blue or starred socks.
August: Low cuff crew socks.
September: Socks with buses, apples or pencils for school.
October: Halloween socks.
November: Thanksgiving or brown socks.
December: Holiday socks.
For more information, visit http://www.frugalvillage.com/2012/01/05/reuse-egg-cartons/.
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