Friday, November 30

Toilet Paper Tubes Keep Christmas Paper Neat

Guest Writer:  Ruth Morse
I am not a hoarder.
Not like the kind you see on TV anyway.

We moved 4 years ago, after living in our house for 37 years. In that span of time, we did accumulate things that needed to go. Lots of them!  Jim was much better at this than I was. If you remember, he's the one who dismantled a shed bit by bit and left it for the weekly trash pickup!  Click it to read about it.

When we moved in here, our things fit nicely in the closets and cupboards. Supposedly the rule was:

if you buy one thing new,
one old thing has to go.

Are the closets/cupboards nice like they were after we moved? None of your business! I have a plan......
 I just need to DO the plan.

In the mean time, things can be a bit messy here and there, but--brace yourself:  


I know, shocking! I've seen weird little lists of things to do with things like TP tubes. Up until now, I have resisted the urge to save those  ugly dumb things. But then I got this little tip in an email ! And, happy day, this tip meets criteria #1 for FRUGAL:


Or cut a paper towel tube in half.
No more wrapping paper rolling willy nilly.

No more messing up the edge of your wrapping paper by letting it get smushed or wrinkled. No more mangling the paper with rubber bands that just cause creases and wrinkles.

If you want to get creative, you could paint the tubes some cheery color. Decorate them with leftover ribbon, glitter, or silk flowers. Color coordinate them to the wrapping paper. I do have leftover ribbon, stickers, craft paint, lace and more in my sewing room closet and that is ALL I am going to say about that closet.

There! Another simple, free idea to make your life dumb idea at a time. Stay tuned for more!

...and one more thing......
uh, I'll get back to you when I remember it.
The Cheap Senior Citizen is a Guest Writer who occasionally shares helpful hints she has learned through her experience.

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