cheap storage http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/3583/all en-US Beyond the Sandcastle: 20 Great Ways to Use a Beach Bucket http://www.wisebread.com/beyond-the-sandcastle-20-great-ways-to-use-a-beach-bucket <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/beyond-the-sandcastle-20-great-ways-to-use-a-beach-bucket" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/pet-5329203-small.jpg" alt="beach bucket" title="beach bucket" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="162" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Besides making sand castles and carrying water, beach buckets are also handy to have on hand for many other purposes. They are cheap and plentiful, especially during the summer months. Check out dollar stores, warehouse stores, beach shops, pharmacies, big box stores, craft stores, or supermarkets for affordable options, and start exploring the many alternative ways to put an inexpensive plastic pail to good use. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-uses-for-the-humble-cardboard-box">30 Uses for the Humble Cardboard Box</a>)</p> <h2>1. Beer Bucket</h2> <p>Find an extra large beach bucket for this task, and the sturdier, the better. Fill it with ice and use as an ice bucket, or place a few bottles or cans inside to make your own mini cooler.</p> <h2>2. Cleaning Supply Storage</h2> <p>A regular sized beach bucket is a great container to store lightweight sponges, dusters, or microfiber cloths in one place. Use the bucket's handle to hang it on a hook in a laundry room or closet to free up valuable floor or shelf space.</p> <h2>3. Beach Bucket Cakes</h2> <p>A very cute and affordable idea for a beach-themed party or summer gathering is a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rookno17.com/2012/05/sweetest-summer-cake-beach-bucket-cake.html">beach bucket cake</a>. It basically works by filling small, clean beach buckets <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-good-cakes-go-bad-a-cheat-sheet-for-the-uninspired">with layers of cake</a>, frosting, and graham cracker crumbs, which serve as fake sand. Insert a little flag or a chocolate shell for a beachy finishing touch.</p> <h2>4. Art Supply Organizer</h2> <p>Try a series of buckets to hold crayons, markers, paints, or brushes in a well-organized way. Using multiple buckets dedicated to each type of art supply will make it easier to find that one colored marker or paint tube that always gets lost in the shuffle.</p> <h2>5. Bucket Centerpiece</h2> <p>This is great for a beach-themed party or buffet when you want to add a playful touch. Choose a nice looking beach bucket to hold flowers or a potted plant in the middle of a table. Alternatively, you can fill a bucket with sand and shells and add a small candle to use as a centerpiece outdoors. Depending on the candle, your centerpiece can also keep the bugs away.</p> <h2>6. Tub Toys</h2> <p>Young kids love to play in the tub, and a beach bucket makes a great multipurpose tub toy. My daughter&rsquo;s beach bucket does triple duty. First, it stores her smaller tub toys and sits on the side of the tub. Second, it's a toy itself during bath time. And third, Mommy uses it to clean the tub after a bath.</p> <h2>7. Garden Supply Organizer</h2> <p>Keep all the hand tools for the garden in one easy-to-find and carry beach bucket. Not only will it keep small shears, trowels, and spades in place during your regular gardening and planting tasks, but it also can be easily carried around the yard by its handle.</p> <h2>8. Craft Storage</h2> <p>Beach buckets work great to collect scrap fabric, paper, ribbons, yarn, buttons, and other craft trimmings you want easy access to and need to keep organized. Crafty types might even decorate their craft storage buckets with the ribbon and glitter they store!</p> <h2>9. Halloween Trick-or-Treat Tote</h2> <p>Use an orange bucket or decorate any color beach bucket to make a nice trick-or-treat tote for <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/last-minute-diy-halloween-costumes">a costumed kid</a> to carry door-to-door. You can also decorate one and use it yourself to dish out the goodies when your doorbell rings menacingly.</p> <h2>10. Serveware</h2> <p>Another great&nbsp;<a href="http://thefrugalgirls.com/2013/05/beach-party-tips.html">beach-themed party idea</a>&nbsp;is to use beach buckets and matching shovels to serve chips, pretzels, popcorn, and other snacks. Or, use small buckets to hold ice cream toppings for a make-your-own ice cream bar.</p> <h2>11. Hair Accessory Storage</h2> <p>Use a beach bucket to keep brushes and hair ties in one place on a bathroom counter. A small, brightly colored bucket looks great in a kid&rsquo;s bathroom, is easy to clean, and is shatterproof when it inevitably gets knocked over by little hands.</p> <h2>12. Party Favors</h2> <p>Great for birthday parties, regardless of the season, small beach buckets filled with toys, stickers, or candy are excellent party favors. Or, for baby or wedding showers, use the buckets to hold packs of flower seeds and other little mementos.</p> <h2>13. Snow Toys</h2> <p>They work great on the beach with sand, but don&rsquo;t rule out the possibility of beach buckets in the snow. Use them to hold snowballs for the next great snowball fight or to build little mounds and forts when the snow is heavy and wet.</p> <h2>14. Creative Picnicware</h2> <p>A unique serving idea for a casual barbecue or picnic is to use beach buckets lined with wax paper to hold fried chicken and fries (or whatever you like). It allows you to skip the plate and use your hands to dig in and enjoy eating something in a fun way. Beach buckets are also great for crab feasts and corn on the cob.</p> <h2>15. Dog Toy Storage</h2> <p>Use the biggest buckets to stow rawhides and other chew toys for your dogs in one place. Beach buckets are a cinch to clean, too. Dried dog slobber rinses right off.</p> <h2>16. Bon Voyage Gift</h2> <p>If you know someone going on a beach trip, beach honeymoon, or other fun journey, a beach bucket &nbsp;filled with some goodies makes a clever and inexpensive gift. Include snacks, sunscreen, cheap sunglasses, and other small beach items.</p> <h2>17. Utensil Caddy</h2> <p>If you are having an outdoor gathering or a dinner on your back patio, use a beach bucket to hold your utensils and add a fun touch to a casual meal. It&rsquo;s also great for holding paper napkins outdoors to prevent them from blowing away.</p> <h2>18. Toy Storage</h2> <p>If your kids have toys that come in very small pieces or who have small collectibles, then a beach bucket is <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-easy-organizing-changes-you-can-make-today">the perfect storage container</a>. A kid can grab the handle and carry the bucket from room to room. This hopefully makes cleaning up easier and eliminates those small, easily forgotten pieces from falling to the bottom of another, larger storage container.</p> <h2>19. Garden and Harvest Basket</h2> <p>If you pick flowers or vegetables from your own garden or go berry picking at a farm, you definitely need a portable container to collect your bounty. A beach bucket is lightweight, easy to carry, and holds plenty. Plus it&rsquo;s easy to clean, and it&rsquo;s cheap enough that you won&rsquo;t mind getting it dirty.</p> <h2>20. Washing the Car</h2> <p>There&rsquo;s no need to invest in an over-priced bucket for car washing duty when a large beach bucket can get the job done. Fill your bucket with water and use it to soak and wring your sponges out as you soap up the car.</p> <p><i>What's your favorite fun way to use a beach bucket or pail?</i></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/kelly-medeiros">Kelly Medeiros</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/beyond-the-sandcastle-20-great-ways-to-use-a-beach-bucket">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-questions-to-ask-yourself-to-help-you-declutter">8 Questions to Ask Yourself to Help You Declutter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stuff-will-never-make-you-organized">Stuff will never make you organized</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-easy-organizing-changes-you-can-make-today">25 Easy Organizing Changes You Can Make Today</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-denim-expert-reveals-why-you-only-need-3-pairs-of-jeans">A Denim Expert Reveals Why You Only Need 3 Pairs of Jeans</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-uses-for-velcro-thatll-make-your-life-easier">10 Uses for Velcro That&#039;ll Make Your Life Easier</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> General Tips Organization beach bucket cheap storage diy decorating Party ideas storage Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:24:30 +0000 Kelly Medeiros 980594 at http://www.wisebread.com 20 Awesome Uses for Milk Crates http://www.wisebread.com/20-awesome-uses-for-milk-crates <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/20-awesome-uses-for-milk-crates" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/510735051_8610f4de37_z.jpg" alt="milk crates" title="milk crates" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="189" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before IKEA began selling faux milk crates to use as storage containers, we had to track down the real deal from our local grocery stores. Milk crates were perfect for keeping vinyl records organized; they could be turned upside down to sit on when friends came over; and they made colorful, stackable cubbies for clothing. All fine applications, for sure, but those are just a tiny fraction of the many ways milk crates can make your life easier. Check out 20 more brilliant ways to use milk crates right here. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/another-36-uses-for-tin-foil">Another 36 Uses for Tin&nbsp;Foil</a>)</p> <h2>1. Bike Basket</h2> <p>Avid cyclists will benefit from strapping a milk crate to their ride so they can take packages to the post office, carry groceries from the market, or pack a lunch board for an afternoon of fun in the park.</p> <h2>2. TV Stand</h2> <p>When you don&rsquo;t have hundreds of dollars to spend on an entertainment center, position a few milk crates on the floor with the open ends facing out. You can put your TV on top of the crates and organize your media and cable boxes and game consoles within the crates. There are even holes in the back for the cables to snake through!</p> <h2>3. Planters</h2> <p>Create an urban garden using milk crates lined with plastic. Fill the crates with dirt, plant your seeds, and watch your garden grown.</p> <h2>4. Pet Dens</h2> <p>I have two dogs that love to nap in their crates or under the covers. If you don&rsquo;t have a secret spot for your pets already, turn a milk crate on its side, lay a soft blanket in the bottom of the crate, and drape another blanket over the top with space for the animal to walk in and out. They&rsquo;ll love you even more now that they have a private sanctuary of their own.</p> <h2>5. Stepstool</h2> <p>No need to pick up a dedicated stool when a milk crate will work just as well. Use it to reach high cabinets when your tippy toes won&rsquo;t cut it. Store it in your pantry so it&rsquo;s out of the way when not in use.</p> <h2>6. Donation Box</h2> <p>Keep a milk crate in your closet or bedroom and store your unwanted stuff in it. When it&rsquo;s full, make a trip to the local donation center and get rid of it.</p> <h2>7. Shelving</h2> <p>There are lots of ways you can turn milk crates into shelves. You can stack several of them vertically to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-cost-effective-ways-to-make-your-own-bookshelves">create a large bookshelf</a>, or you can screw the crates to the wall in a pattern to create shelving that doesn&rsquo;t take up space on the floor.</p> <h2>8. Chandelier</h2> <p>You&rsquo;ll need a bit of engineering prowess to turn milk crates into a lighting fixture, but it can be done. Take a look at this example of a cool <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/the-milk-crateaustralia-57287" target="_blank">milk-crate chandelier</a> from Down Under.</p> <h2>9. Ottoman</h2> <p>You can make an ottoman out of a milk crate the lazy way &mdash; by just placing it in front of your chair to prop your feet up &mdash; or you can go the extra mile to make it fancy-schmancy like this <a href="http://cruzinthroughwbt.blogspot.com/2012/10/diy-milk-crate-ottoman.html" target="_blank">milk-crate ottoman</a>.</p> <h2>10. Trash Bin</h2> <p>Line an extra milk crate with a garbage bag, and you&rsquo;ve got an instant bathroom trashcan.</p> <h2>11. Filing Bin</h2> <p>Did you know that the hooks on most file folders fit perfectly onto the sides of milk crates? Get organized with this DIY filing idea today.</p> <h2>13. Car Trunk Organizer</h2> <p>Instead of throwing your junk in the trunk, place it neatly in a milk crate so you can find it more easily when you need it.</p> <h2>14. Rec-Room Table</h2> <p>Don&rsquo;t have a place for the kids or your friends to play <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/play-on-5-great-card-and-board-games">board or card games</a>? Double stack a set of eight milk crates for an instant game table that will keep them from ruining your more expensive furniture. For a flat surface, cut a piece of plywood or cardboard and affix it to the top.</p> <h2>15. Scooter Seat</h2> <p>Even though these might be <a href="http://www.facebook.com/the.humble.milkcrate" target="_blank">the laziest kids in America</a>, the idea is kind of genius.</p> <h2>16. Door Prop</h2> <p>Keep a milk crate near a door that won&rsquo;t stay open to use as a prop so you don&rsquo;t get locked out.</p> <h2>17. Sports Target</h2> <p>Practicing your soccer goals or golf accuracy? Use a milk crate as a target to aim for when playing.</p> <h2>18. Recycling Bin</h2> <p>Line a couple milk crates with clear plastic bags and use them as recycling bins. Use one for paper and the other for glass, tin, and aluminum. When it&rsquo;s time to take the recyclables to the curb (or the collection center to make some extra cash), simply tie up the bags and be on your way.</p> <h2>19. Produce Bins</h2> <p>Give your apples, <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-uses-for-onions">onions</a>, and potatoes room to breathe by placing them in a milk crate on the floor of your pantry. It&rsquo;ll do you well to line the crates with newspaper to avoid getting muck on your floor.</p> <h2>20. Money Maker</h2> <p>Don&rsquo;t have any use for the milk crates lying around your house? Sell them! There are lots of crates listed on eBay that are selling for more than you&rsquo;d think, but if you don&rsquo;t want to fuss with shipping, turn to Craigslist. Somebody somewhere wants a milk crate with which to do one of these 20 cool things.</p> <p><em>Have other ideas on how to use milk crates? Let me know in the comments below.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/mikey-rox">Mikey Rox</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-awesome-uses-for-milk-crates">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-your-own-curtains">How to Make Your Own Curtains</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-remodel-your-bedroom-without-demolishing-a-thing">7 Ways to Remodel Your Bedroom (Without Demolishing a Thing)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-inexpensive-spring-spruce-up-ideas-for-your-home">10 Inexpensive Spring Spruce-Up Ideas for Your Home</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-home-diy-projects-you-can-do-in-one-day">10 Home DIY Projects You Can Do in One Day</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fall-cleaning-101-the-spic-and-span-basics-of-making-your-home-sparkle">Fall Cleaning 101: The Spic-and-Span Basics of Making Your Home Sparkle</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY Home Lifestyle budget decorating cheap storage milk crates Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:48:34 +0000 Mikey Rox 967564 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Ways to Reuse Common Household Items http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-reuse-common-household-items <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-ways-to-reuse-common-household-items" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/egg_carton_seeds.jpg" alt="Seedlings in egg carton" title="Seedlings in egg carton" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re anything like me, you&rsquo;re throwing out too much with the trash. Even though I recycle, I often think that I could surely be doing more to cut down on waste. With a little creative thinking, I&rsquo;ve come up with a list of 10 household items I could be saving rather than tossing out. Here they are, along with some of the ways they can be reused. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/garbage-into-gold-great-ways-to-recycle-old-containers">Garbage Into Gold: Great Ways to Recycle Old Containers</a>)</p> <h2>Dish Soap Bottles</h2> <p>Use an old, thoroughly cleaned dish soap bottle (or any squeeze bottle) to dole out a perfect amount of pancake batter onto a hot griddle. You can also use a squeeze bottle as a convenient way to fill an iron with water or water out-of-the-way plants.</p> <h2>Egg Cartons</h2> <p>Used egg cartons (preferably well-cleaned Styrofoam ones) are excellent for freezing individual portions of all kinds of things &mdash; cookie dough batter, meatballs, homemade herb-butter patties. You could also use the cartons as convenient Jell-O molds for fun treats. They're also a great way to start seedlings for your garden. And if you have enough, use the cartons to store golf balls or organize change, which is especially convenient for garage and bake sales.</p> <h2>Floor Tiles</h2> <p>Make a beautiful piece of mosaic art. Gather up unused remnant tiles (or ask for some from your local home-improvement store), break carefully into pieces in a cloth bag, and arrange in a pattern on any solid surface. Adhere with floor-tile adhesive, and use a putty knife to push grout into the cracks after the adhesive dries. Wipe excess grout away with a damp cloth before it sets. You can also make a mosaic table or use large tiles to <a href="http://www.hgtv.com/home-improvement/kitchen-makeover-pt-4-breakfast-nook-tile-mosaic-tabletop/index.html">make an old tabletop new</a>. Smaller tiles can be used for trivets.</p> <h2>Old Socks</h2> <p>Use the lone socks that the sock gnome left behind to keep small toys organized or to keep odds and ends like screws and paper clips in one convenient location. You could also put old socks over your shoes when doing something messy (like painting), or when your shoes are a wreck but you need to run inside for a minute. Feel free to hand them out to maintenance men and repairmen who tromp through your house, too. Try using others as dog or cat toys &mdash; put a tennis ball in one for the dog, or catnip in the cat&rsquo;s, and sew closed. (See also: <a title="DIY pet toys" href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-diy-dog-toys-you-can-make-for-pennies">10 DIY Dob Toys You Can Make for Pennies</a>)</p> <h2>Old T-Shirts</h2> <p>When your husband&rsquo;s fraternity T-shirts have more holes in them than the family colander, it&rsquo;s time to retire the man-jersey. Pay homage to his favorite tees by sewing them into a pillow (for the man-cave), or just throw them into the dog&rsquo;s crate. Better yet, use those babies for cleaning rags or to wrap breakables when moving. Your husband will appreciate his old shirts being given new life. Maybe.</p> <h2>Paper Towel Rolls</h2> <p>Keep your plastic bags contained by stuffing them in an empty paper towel roll. And while you&rsquo;re at it, keep extension cords untangled by rolling them up and putting them through a paper towel roll. You can also organize hair bands and hair clips, roll your linens around paper towel rolls to keep them crease-free, or make boot trees so your over-the-knee boots won&rsquo;t get unsightly creases in them after spending the summer slouched over in the back of your closet.</p> <h2>Plastic Shopping Bags</h2> <p>You already know how to keep plastic shopping bags contained in an empty paper towel roll. Now put the bags to use by lining bathroom waste cans with them. If you collect enough, plastic bags make excellent packing material in place of those awful packing peanuts. They&rsquo;re also great for keeping flour and sugar from spilling all over your pantry shelves.</p> <h2>Shoe Boxes</h2> <p>Being a small-time shoe diva myself, I&rsquo;ve collected more than my fair share of empty shoe <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-uses-for-the-humble-cardboard-box">boxes</a> over the years. I put the boxes to good use by making them into storage bins for my closet &mdash; rather than spend a fortune on matching boxes, I&rsquo;ve wrapped them all in similar wrapping paper and printed off labels for easy identification. I also use empty shoe boxes as dresser-drawer organizers. You might also want to use your empty shoe boxes for, well, shoe storage. Take pictures of your inventory and tape them to the outside of the boxes to quickly spot the pair you&rsquo;re looking for in the closet.</p> <h2>Shower Curtains</h2> <p>I know this is a surprise, but I have somehow accumulated a number of old shower curtains over the years. I plan on using some as tablecloths for an outdoor gathering, while others I&rsquo;ll use as drop cloths the next time I paint the walls. Another will be reused as a windshield cover to prevent frost build-up. Simply cut the shower curtain to the size of your windshield and hem in magnets to keep the cover in place. The magnets should stick to your car's metal windshield frame (see this <a href="http://www.improvementscatalog.com/home/improvements/792929252-magnetic-windshield-cover-set-of-2.html">windshield cover</a> for an idea of how it should work). (See also: <a title="remove frost on windshields" href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-cheap-and-easy-formulas-for-homemade-windshield-de-icer-plus-bonus-tips">3 Cheap and Easy Formulas for Homemade Windshield De-Icer</a>)</p> <h2>Wine Corks</h2> <p>Don&rsquo;t just toss all the wine corks you&rsquo;ve accumulated over the years! Make a floating keychain to keep track of your keys the next time you set sail, or use another to safely store knives in a drawer. Use some to make a <a href="http://frugalliving.about.com/od/craftsgifts/ht/Cork_Wreath.htm">stylish wreath</a> for your front door. You could also make an actual <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/article/wine-cork-board">cork board</a> to hold messages and important pieces of paper. (See also: <a title="reuse wine corks" href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-do-with-used-corks-including-making-money-with-them">25 Things to Do with Used Corks</a>)</p> <p><em>What about you? Are there any household items that you reuse in a creative way, or do you have another use for one of these items? Share your thoughts in the comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/janey-osterlind">Janey Osterlind</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ways-to-reuse-common-household-items">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/17-cheap-and-awesome-reusable-replacements-for-disposable-products">17 Cheap and Awesome Reusable Replacements for Disposable Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-household-uses-for-pantyhose">20 Household Uses for Pantyhose</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-money-by-rekindling-the-art-of-reusing-your-stuff">Save Money by Rekindling the Art of Reusing your Stuff</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-cheap-and-easy-homemade-mosquito-repellents">4 Cheap and Easy Homemade Mosquito Repellents</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-things-in-your-kitchen-that-get-rid-of-bad-smells-naturally">6 Things in Your Kitchen That Get Rid of Bad Smells Naturally</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Green Living Home cheap storage kitchen hacks reduce reuse Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:00:22 +0000 Janey Osterlind 523714 at http://www.wisebread.com 4GB Compact Flash Card - $37.50 inc. S&H http://www.wisebread.com/4gb-compact-flash-card-37-50-inc-s-h <p><img width="165" height="165" title="4GB card" alt="4GB card" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/meritline_1941_63324050.gif" /></p> <p>A <strong>4GB flash card for under $40</strong>, shipped? Yup, it's a deal. Grab it while you can. I think I'll get a couple for my wife, who is a photographer and needs all the storage she can get.</p> <p>I remember paying $75 for a 256MB SD card for our first digital camera a few years ago. Now they give those away! Anyway, <a href="http://www.meritline.com/pqi-4gb-cf-card-40x.html">this one is a steal</a> . It's a PQI Compact Flash Card 4GB High Speed 40X, Model AC43-4030-0101 and comes with free STANDARD Shipping. And it's just $37.50!</p> <ul> <li>Compact Flash specification standard: 50pin SMT connector and type I (3.3mm)TM</li> <li>3.3V/5V single power supply operation</li> <li>Internal self-diagnostic program operates at VCC power on</li> <li>3 variations of access mode: Memory Card Mode; I/O Card Mode; True-IDE Mode</li> <li>High reliability based on internal ECC (Error Correcting Code) Function</li> <li>Data reliability is 1 error in 1014 bits read</li> <li><strong><font color="#ff0000">Auto Sleep Mode</font></strong></li> </ul> <p>If your data storage is SD, here's a deal for you folks.<a href="http://www.meritline.com/a-data-sd-card-2gb.html"> <strong>$17.95 inc. S&amp;H gets you a 2GB SD card</strong></a> . It's an A-DATA SD Card 2GB, Model SD 2G, also with FREE STANDARD SHIPPING</p> <p>The Adata Speedy SD card is fully compliant with SD card and CPRM standard.<br /> <img width="123" height="158" title="SD card" alt="SD card" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/meritline_1941_164742870.jpg" /><br /> Due to its high compatibility, AdataSD card can fit efficiently in all your digital devices, including Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), Digital Still Camera (DSC) and MP3 player.</p> <table width="703" cellspacing="10" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <ul> <li>Support CPRM(Content Protection for Recordable Media)</li> <li>Support the interface of the Secure Digital Card Standard.</li> <li>Support Error Correcting Code (ECC) function to detect and correct errors.</li> <li>Support In System Programming (ISP) function to load the firmware.</li> <li>Supports power down commands and sleep modes</li> <li>Non-volatile storage(no battery required)</li> <li>MTBF &gt; 1,000,000 hours</li> <li>Low weight</li> <li>Noiseles</li> <li>Low profile</li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4gb-compact-flash-card-37-50-inc-s-h">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-big-ticket-wedding-items-you-should-borrow-instead-of-buy">5 Big Ticket Wedding Items You Should Borrow Instead of Buy</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-simple-ways-to-take-stunning-travel-photos">8 Simple Ways to Take Stunning Travel Photos</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/maintaining-memories-how-to-save-old-photographs">Maintaining Memories: How to Save Old Photographs</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/earn-extra-income-with-your-smartphone-camera">Earn Extra Income With Your Smartphone Camera</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-best-hobbies-for-introverts">8 Best Hobbies for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals bargain media cheap storage compact flash data storage media storage photography Mon, 09 Apr 2007 04:42:11 +0000 Paul Michael 477 at http://www.wisebread.com