01/12/2011 08:40 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

DIY Household Tips And Tricks That Grandma Knew (PHOTOS)

From "1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden":

It's a whole new year, the perfect opportunity to finally start growing food in that container garden you've been talking about, rid your house of nasty toxins, and actually reduce your carbon footprint once and for all. But you don't need to shell out big bucks for a fancy compact composter or spend extra on "green" cleaning products. Take a few resourceful old-time hints from your great grandmother and you'll soon be on your way to a simpler, more self-sufficient lifestyle.

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