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So I missed a frugal deal on a hand food grinder at a second-hand store because I thought about it too long and someone else snagged it. Looked one up on the web today while I was looking I noticed 2 things: a yogurt cheese maker that I wanted for $25 (found the same thing at amazon for $16) and another brand yogurt cheese maker which looked like a cut-up milk jug folded into a funnel and you get 2 for $16 (oooh - what a deal - ha ha). Then I found recipes for yogurt cheese where you just line a strainer with damp cheesecloth, etc. Basically $0.<br><br>
I was also looking up clotheslines and racks and saw a metal ring that hung by metal chains and had plastic clothespins hanging off it for things like undies and socks. $17 for that. At the thrift store today I bought 2 metal wreath-making rings for 25 cents each. I already have clothespins and I can drill a small hole in each of them so I can hang them from the rings. Cost: 50 cents.<br><br>
I did almost nothing I wanted to accomplish for the day, so I've decided to keep researching things that I'm interested in and find some ways to make them happen like the above things. If I can make it - I refuse to buy it!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> Wreath making rings. I've been trying to come up with a way to get one of those undies/socks/rags driers and I didn't like the prices I was seeing.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> for the great idea. Keep them coming!<br><br>
(Oh, and if you ever have your cheesecloth in the wash and need to start making yogurt cheese, a coffee filter will work just as well. And as I write this, I realize I'm a moron, I could've put that last coffee filter into the compost<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> --I'm so wasteful.)
 

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Rabbithorns <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">.<br><br>
I love reading your posts and great ideas!
 

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Oops, my mistake! That ring clothesline came in two sizes and cost $25-$33!!!!! Not even the "cheap" $17 I had remembered.<br><br>
I really like to support these really good companies but for pete's sake!
 

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for a buck or 2.<br><br>
I loved the one that DH brought home for me so much, that I went out and got another one. Found the 2nd at the 99cent store: Jacks. It's ugly, though. The 1st was white, and this 2nd is red, yellow, and green <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Are they plastic? I'm trying to avoid plastic so that's why I didn't look for one of those. Also I'm drying outside so I don't want something that will break if it fall for any reason. But the plastic ones are great for the bathroom. Very handy.
 
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