Saturday, March 25, 2017

Did you know something as simple as an old mascara wand can help wildlife?!? We use mascara brushes to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals. They work great because the bristles are so close together!!
Do you have old mascara just lying around in a drawer? Know a makeup artist? Clean off those old wands in hot soapy water and we can put them to good use!
Clean brushes can be sent to:
Appalachian Wild
P.O. Box 1211
Skyland, NC 28776

Please share with all of your friends to help spread the word and put these brushes to good use! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cleaning your diamonds
If your diamonds aren’t shining like they used to, you can give them a good polishing in a bath of denture cleaner. Put your bling into a glass of water and then pop one tablet in and let it soak for about five minutes. The effervescent bath will help to remove the grime and bring back the glimmer. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Too many textiles
Carpeting, rugs, pillows, upholstered headboards and chairs are all dust catchers. Consider minimizing bedroom furnishings for an easier-to-dust environment. The living room is the same as a bedroom. Keep upholstery to a minimum to reduce the amount of dust mites. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Recycle unwanted wire hangers
Wire hangers are generally made of steel, which is often not accepted by some recycling programs. So what do you do with them? Most dry cleaners will accept them back to reuse or recycle.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

About five million tons of dirty diapers are buried in landfills in the U.S. each year and consumers spend at least $100 million annually to dispose of these. Cotton diapers cost about one-fourth of the amount of disposable diapers during the diapering life of the child.