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Best of 10 Uses for Common Household Products

Put extra materials—and even stuff destined for the trash heap—to work in your home with these ideas from TOH's 10 Uses column
Molly Gochenour
Molly Gochenour • 1 year ago

Place a sponge in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. Really makes a difference in window boxes!

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Use a sponge to keep plants moist. Just place one in the bottom of a planter before adding soil, to keep water in reserve. | Photo: Ian Spanier | thisoldhouse.com

  • Lyn Blue

    Cheaper than the diapers I tried last year I bet!

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