Clever Green Solutions to Everyday Issues

updated Apr 7, 2019
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Some of my favorite Re-Nest posts are the ones that share clever solutions to everyday issues (you know, the kind that make you think “huh, how did I not know about this?”). From removing pesky stains to keeping pests at bay and everything in between, here’s a roundup of our favorites from 2011!

• 1 Use Citrus Peels To Start Your Seedlings
• 2 Hot Tip: Wrinkles? Forget the Iron. Use a Spray Bottle.
• 3 Hot Tip: Use Mustard Powder to Clean Greasy Pans
• 4 Hot Tip: Reverse Your Ceiling Fan and Save Energy
• 5 Easy Reuse: Wine Bottles as Water Carafes

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Use Citrus Peels To Start Your Seedlings (Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

• 6 Quick Tip: Water Indoor Plants With Pasta Water
• 7 Hot Tip: Use Cable Ties To Bike Through Snow & Ice
• 8 Use Salt and Vinegar for Natural Weed Reduction
• 9 Cornmeal: The All Natural Weed Blocker
• 10 Hot Tip: Use Coffee Grounds To Cover Furniture Scratches

• 11 Hot Tip: How to Repair Carpet Burn Marks
• 12 Clean Garden Tools In A Snap With Wax Paper
• 13 Prevent Rugs From Slipping With Canning Jar Seals
• 14 Control Closet Clutter With This Quick Hanger Trick
• 15 Hot Tip: Modernize Traditional Furniture with Semigloss Paint

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Welcome to Re-Nest’s Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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