reaching into the drawer that holds information rather
than questions this week, and the first item I retrieve
concerns refrigerator food spoilage when the power goes
out for a long period.
appliance protection plan company Protect Your Bubble
comes word that the average value of food that spoils if
a refrigerator stops working is $173.37.
2014, January was the month with the highest number of
food spoilage claims, followed by May, July, June, and
people are concerned about the most when power goes out
are meats, milk and vegetables. Peopleís favorite
items in their fridge, however, include, in order,
desserts, cheese and alcohol.
that spoon a fork.
a do-it-yourself sharing site, informs me that the
average American generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day.
Iím actually looking into this, the site offers some
ideas to "repurpose" waste into something
can check all of these out on hometalk.com.
paper rolls and paper towel rolls can be repurposed as
an iPhone speaker.
make for great coasters.
boxes turn into a diaper box.
egg shells make a great compost.
me ó and I am saying for me ó eggshells have never
composted as quickly as everything else in the bin, but
Iím not everybody, of course.
is "plastic bags take on a whole new life as
decorative pillows," but this idea sort of worries
me, if you know what I mean, but you have to check out
March 15 to March 21 is "Poison Prevention
Week," which began in 1962 by act of Congress the
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