1 Container with an airtight lid 4 sponges cut in half (from $1 store) 1 cup of your favorite fabric softener 2 cups water WHAT TO DO: Mix the water and fabric softener in plastic container. Add the cut sponges so they can soak in the mixture. When ready to use, squeeze the excess liquid from 1 sponge and place into the dryer with your wet clothes. Run the dryer cycle as normal. Once complete place the now dry sponge back into the container of liquid for use next time.
DIY DRYER SHEETS: 1 container with an airtight lid, 4 sponges cut in half, 1 cup of fabric softener, 2 cups of water. Mix the water & fabric softener in a plastic container. Add the cut sponges. To use, squeeze excess liquid from 1 sponge and place into the dryer with your wet clothes. Run dryer as normal. Once complete, place the now dry sponge back in the container for next time. Clothes smell good, are soft, and have no static just like the expensive non-reusable dryer sheets.
Rethink how you use tension curtain rods. Place rows of the affordable window-treatment hardware inside a cabinet to keep plastic food-container lids, baking sheets, or serving trays upright and organized.
Use plastic bins (Dollar Store) to organize tupperware and storage cntainers. SO MUCH BETTER THAN MY CURRENT SYSTEM (aka "throw it all in the bottom cabinet and try to avoid it then get really mad when you can't find the right size container or a matching lid so you buy new ones at the next Target run.")
DIY mason bee house with recycled materials. Just a small piece of wood, plastic container with lid, and straws. Mason bees are great pollinators, great for when the fruit trees are blooming. http://www.runnerduck.com/04-03-10.htm Use PAPER straws for the healthiest option.