Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Crappy Housewife Tip of the Day

When demoting a worn-out shirt to the rag bag, cut it up. That way it won’t find its way mysteriously back into your husband’s shirt drawer. Depending on what sort of rags I am low on, I cut up new additions differently. If I think I might want to use it as a painting smock for an adult, I might cut the sleeves off (for a child, cut the back open top to bottom). If I need dusting cloths, I’ll cut it into small pieces, throwing away the hems and seams. If I’m not sure what I’ll need, because my rag bag is overflowing, I’ll cut straight across under the armpits, throwing out the top half and saving the biggest solid chunk of fabric for future use.

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